Past Exhibits

Hateful Things

The "Hateful Things” exhibit contained a collection of objects and images trace the stereotyping of African Americans from the late 19th century to the present. Some items include derogatory caricatures, signs from the segregation era and images commending violence against African Americans.

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RESPECT: Celebrating 50 Years of AfriCOBRA

"RESPECT: Celebrating 50 Years of AfriCOBRA" examined the history and current iteration of the AfriCOBRA artist collective.

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African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection

African American art and history intersect in this once in a lifetime collection.

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Repurposed Wonders: The Sculpture of Danny Campbell

Campbell transforms discarded objects like tire treads, automotive parts, and various other materials into vibrant and floral sculptures.

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A Voice Through the Viewfinder: Images of Arkansas's Black Community by Ralph Armstrong

Ralph Armstrong was born in North Little Rock, Arkansas in 1925 to Ralph Armstrong II and Callie Armstrong. Growing up, he exhibited enormous artistic talent, mainly in the field of music. Armstrong played saxophone in the Scipio Jones High School band and loved to listen to broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera.

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Finding Freedom in the Forest

“Finding Freedom in the Forest: Opportunities and Challenges for African Americans in the Timber Industry” explored the history of the timber industry through the lens of African Americans in Arkansas.

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Don't Touch My Crown

This exhibition is not just about celebrating hair, but an even deeper aspect. We’re celebrating our growth. Our aesthetics. Our culture.

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Shades of Greatness: Art Inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball

Shades of Greatness is the first collaborative art exhibition inspired by the history of the Negro Leagues developed by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo.

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From Here to Timbuktu: A Journey Through West Africa

From Here to Timbuktu takes visitors on a journey through three of West Africa's geographic regions -- the coastal region, the Savanna grasslands, and the Sahel bordering the Sahara Desert and leading to Timbuktu, an ancient center of learning.

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The Fine Art of Jazz

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is proud to present The Fine Art of Jazz, a traveling exhibit produced by Exhibits USA and the Mid-America Arts Alliance.

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Southern Journeys - African American Artists of the South

Southern Journeys: African American Artists of the South examines the work of African American artists who have chronicled the history of southern culture in their art. Memory of place, rather than geographic location, is the hallmark of this chronicle.

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Women Without Words

The “Women Without Words” exhibition explores the ways in which African American women have been publicly presented in various mediums.

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Hidden No More

"Hidden No More" reveals the hidden history of how African Americans have shaped the narrative of Arkansas throughout the state’s history.

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"Freedom! Oh, Freedom!" Arkansas's People of African Descent and the Civil War: 1861-1866

The exhibit is a story of transformation, as it allows visitors the opportunity to explore the African American perspective of the Civil War from the lens of slavery, the contributions of African American soldiers, and what happened through and after the Reconstruction Era.

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The Inauguration of Hope

Commissioned by Doug Morton & Marilyn Brown of Denver, CO; this life size memorial to the historic inauguration of the first African American President, is to record and place into our American political landscape this transitional event that is destined to transform our country.

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Soul Sanctuary: Images of the African American Worship Experience

Soul Sanctuary is a new exhibition highlighting the most influential institution in the African American community – the church – and its rather unique worship experience.

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