Autumn temps are perfect for outdoor activities
Arkansas Arts Center, MacArthur Park, 501 E. Ninth St.: Galleries, theater and museum school in downtown Little Rock. The permanent collection of art focuses on Old Master and modern American and European master drawings. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Lunch in Best Impressions Restaurant 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tue.-Sun. Closed on major holidays. Free (with the exception of some special exhibits). 372-4000. www.arkarts.com.
Terry House, Seventh and Rock Sts.: An Arkansas Arts Center venue in an antebellum home, available for rent and community exhibits. Free. 372-4000.
Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, North Little Rock: Tours of the USS Razorback submarine and exhibits on the Pearl Harbor tug the Hoga. Winter hours: 10 a.m.-dusk Fri.-Sat., 1 p.m.-dusk. Sun. Summer hours: 10 a.m.-dusk Wed.-Sat., 1 p.m.-dusk Sun. $6 adults, $4 seniors, military, children (not recommended for children 5 and under). 371-8320.
Arkansas National Guard Museum, 6th and Missouri, Camp Robinson: Exhibits on the history of the Guard and Camp Robinson. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri., drill weekends. Free. Call first: 212-5215. www.arngmuseum.com
Central High School National Historic Site Visitor Center, Daisy Bates and Park Sts.: Exhibits, oral histories on the 1957 integration of Central and the Civil Rights movement. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Free. 374-1957. www.nps.gov/chsc
Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave.: Interactive and documentary exhibits about policies and White House life during Clinton's eight-year tenure in Washington, with a full-size replica of the Oval Office and an interactive Cabinet Room, and changing exhibits. Adults $7; seniors, retired military, college students $5; ages 6-17 $3. Active military free. Audio tours $3. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 374-4242. www.clintonlibrary.gov.
Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third St.: Frontier Arkansas history museum featuring exhibits of art and artifacts from territorial times to present and renovated and reconstructed 19th-century structures, including a tavern, kitchen, print shop and homes. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun.; tours given hourly except noon. Closed on major holidays. Tour fees: Adults $2.50, seniors $1.50, under 18 $1. Free parking. 324-9351. www.arkansashistory.com.
MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, 503 E. Ninth St., MacArthur Park: Standing and temporary displays on Arkansas's military history since the territorial period using artifacts, World War II news photos, a Jeep and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Sun. Free. Closed on major holidays, except Memorial and Veterans Days. Free. 376-4602. www.arkmilitaryheritage.com
Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Ninth and Broadway: Permanent and changing exhibits on the African-American experience in Arkansas, focusing on entrepreneurs, the Ninth Street business district, the Mosaic Templars business and other post-slavery endeavors. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Free. 683–3593. www.mosaictemplarscenter.com
Museum of Discovery, Museum Center, 500 E. Markham St.: Hands-on technology exhibits, wet labs, robotics, Indians of Arkansas and traveling exhibits. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Admission: $8 adults, $7 children ages 1-12 and seniors 65 and up, children under 1 free, "Pay What You Can 2nd Sunday" monthly. Closed major holidays. 396-7050. www.amod.org
Old State House, 300 W. Markham St.: The 1836 state Capitol, the oldest surviving capitol building west of the Mississippi, offers permanent and temporary exhibits on Arkansas history, with a collection that includes State Police artifacts, first ladies' gowns, African-American quilts, Civil War battle flags, Arkansas art pottery and Thompson architectural drawings. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Closed major holidays. Free. 324-9685. www.oldstatehouse.org
Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott: State park facility tells the story of 19th century agriculture and plantation life. $3 adults, $2 ages 6-12. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 961-1409.
Scott Plantation Settlement, Alexander Road, Scott: Log cabin, one-room school, hand-hewn corn crib, wash houses, artifacts, blacksmith demonstrations and more illustrate life on a 19th-century plantation. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 1-4 p.m. Sun., mid-March to mid-November. $3 adults, $1 children. 351-5737. www.scottconnections.org
Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park, U.S. Highway 165: A prehistoric Indian mound site dated to 1,000 A.D. is the focus of the park. The visitors' center's museum features artifacts from the site and information on Arkansas prehistory and archeology. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Closed major holidays. $3 for adults, $2 for ages 6-12. 961-9442. www.arkansasstateparks.com/toltecmounds
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Arkansas Studies Institute, 401 President Clinton Ave.: Three galleries, one featuring work for sale by Arkansas artists. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. 320-5792. www.cals.lib.ar.us.
Boswell-Mourot Fine Art, 5815 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Local and national artists. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. 664-0030. www.boswellmourot.com.
Cantrell Gallery*, 8206 Cantrell Road: Work by contemporary Arkansas artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 224-1335.
Chroma Gallery*, 5707 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Photographs, paintings, ceramics, mixed media work by local artists and decorative objects. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. 664-0880.
Gallery 26*, 2601 Kavanaugh: Art by local and regional artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 664-8996.
Greg Thompson Fine Art, 429 Main St., NLR: National and local artists. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. 664-2787.
Hearne Fine Art*, 1001 Wright Ave.: Works by African-American artists, national and regional. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. 372-6822.
Heights Gallery*, 5801 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Work by contemporary Arkansas artists, gifts. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 664-2772.
Hillcrest Gallery Inc. and Fast Frame*, 2807 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Original art by local artists. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. 664-7900.
Ketz Gallery, 705 Main St., NLR: Local artists. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. 529-6330.
Local Colour, 5811 Kavanaugh Blvd.: A co-op featuring works by area artists. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 265-0422.
Louie's Unique Framing and Gallery*, 1509 Mart Drive, Ste. A: Fine art by national, regional and area artists. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat. 907-6240.
M2 Gallery*, 11525 Cantrell Road: Contemporary art by local and regional artists. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat. 225-6257.
Red Door Gallery*, 3715 John F. Kennedy Blvd., NLR: Works by Arkansas artists. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. 753-5227.
Reflections Gallery and Fine Framing*, 11220 Rodney Parham Road: Work by local and national artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. 227-5659.
Sage House Gallery, 24627 Hwy. 365 N: Central Arkansas artists, all media. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. March-June and September-November (when White Wagon Farm nursery is open), 1-5 p.m. Sun. March-May, by appointment other times. 851-4608. whitewagonfarm.com.
Showroom*, 2313 Cantrell Road. Work by area artists, including owner Sandy Hubler. 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 372-7373.
Stephano's Fine Art Gallery, 5501 Kavanaugh Blvd.: Work by Arkansas artists. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. 563-4218 or www.stephanostudios.com.
Thea Foundation, 401 Main St., NLR: Student and local art, with work and exhibit space THEArtists Studios on second floor. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Thu. Call Mon. and Fri. 379-9512.
Toby Fairley Fine Art, 5507 Ranch Drive, Suite 103: Contemporary Arkansas artists. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri. or by appointment. 868-9882.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2801 S. University Ave.: Three galleries feature works by national, local and student artists. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat., 2-5 p.m. Sun. during the academic year, closed weekends May-August. 569-8977.
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