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November 17, 2017

Arkansas Arts Center: No signs of populism yet




Check Leslie Newell Peacock’s report
on the annual meeting of the Arkansas Arts Center.

Voters’ reward for sending $37 million in tax money to the arts center for a major renovation project?

* Another slate of all-white new board members (ability to put up serious cash a requirement.)

* An off-hand reference to Country Club of Little Rock life. (What? You’ve never heard of Wednesday fried-chicken-at-the-club?)

* No mention yet of any specific donation of private money to match the taxpayers’ contribution.

Attendance is up. Architectural plans are in the works.  Some new acquisitions were announced.



Check Leslie Newell Peacock’s report
on the annual meeting of the Arkansas Arts Center.

Voters’ reward for sending $37 million in tax money to the arts center for a major renovation project?

* Another slate of all-white new board members (ability to put up serious cash a requirement.)

* An off-hand reference to Country Club of Little Rock life. (What? You’ve never heard of Wednesday fried-chicken-at-the-club?)

* No mention yet of any specific donation of private money to match the taxpayers’ contribution.

Attendance is up. Architectural plans are in the works.  Some new acquisitions were announced.

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