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A dancer in a colorful, traditional dress smiles and dances in the musuem.

Kick off spring break and a week of creative fun with a community fiesta celebrating art, stories, and the opening of our new exhibition Diego Rivera’s America!

Inspired by the exhibition and presented in partnership with local artists and community organizations, we’re filling the museum with family-friendly activities, live painting, performances, food, and creative fun for all ages.

Come take in live music and performances by local artists on Walker Landing, flex your creative muscles with artmaking in the studios, or learn about works by Latinx artists with gallery talks and tours in the galleries. Grab a bite in the Arkansas sunshine from local chefs and restaurants, then hear the stories of people and community organizations doing vital work in Northwest Arkansas.

You’ll get the chance to meet local artists, teachers, and art students as they create large-scale paintings live before your eyes—works that will soon head out into nearby communities as public art displays.

Participating Community Partners include:

Art Ventures NWA, Conexión de Negocios Latinos, Fayetteville Public Library, Hispanic Women’s Organization of Arkansas, LatinX Theatre Project, Latin Arts Organization of Arkansas with program collaboration led by LAOA director Araceli Lopez, Northwest Arkansas African American Heritage Association, One Community, Ozark Regional Transit, Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation, Red Barn Fabrica de Churros, Rogers City Hall, Rogers Experimental House, Siloam Springs Public Library, The Jones Center, The Station with the Teen Action and Support Center

Participating Partner Artists include:

Lupita Albarran, Ballet Folklorico Herencia de Mexico, Anthony Garcia Caloca, Basil Seymour Davies, Mary Anna Davis, Duo Divinas, Craig Ford, Candace Giffin, Jose Hernandez, Fermin Hurtado, Betsy Kryeziu, Mariachi Los Potrillos of Northwest Arkansas, Jennifer Pitts, Isabell Rincon, Alan Rodriguez with Razo Studios, Joy Schultz, Olivia Trimble, Lori West, Steven Wise

See you there!

Free, no tickets required. Drop by anytime.


About Diego Rivera’s America

Developed by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Diego Rivera’s America examines a prolific time in the artist’s life through over 170 works, including his drawings, easel paintings, frescoes, and more. Between the early 1920s and the early 1940s, Rivera worked in both Mexico and the United States and found inspiration in the social and cultural life of the two countries. He imagined an America—broadly understood—that shared an Indigenous past and an industrial future, and where cooperation, rather than divisions, were paramount.

Learn more about the exhibition.