A Louvre in the Ozarks: The Life And Art Of Tim West

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Innocence; photograph of Tim West by Diana Michelle Hausam By  Michael Luster   Bare feet and bicycle wheels transported artist Tim West (1938-2012) for most of his seventy-five…

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Rural Poetry Series: C.D. Wright

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I’m country but sophisticated. I’m particular and concrete, but I’m probing another plane. . . . There are many times when I want to hammer the head. Other…

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The Weekly Feed: January Twelfth

Friday, January 13, 2012

Wendell and Tanya Berry in The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater; Ralph Eugene Meatyard • Lisa Pruitt of Legal Ruralism – an Ozark native and a law professor…

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Crystal Bridges, Alice Walton, and the Occupy Movement

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Crystal Bridges; Mike Pirnique, InArkansas.com As the 11-11-11 opening date for The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art approaches, many high-profile articles on the site and its guiding…

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Post Office Murals: Local, International Storytelling

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dardanelle Post Office mural; Meredith Martin-Moats From an art historian’s perspective, [Dr. Gayle] Seymour explains, the man is a reference to “Atlas supporting the globe.”  The artist’s intent,…

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Art & Identity in a Not-So-Rural Corner of Arkansas

Friday, June 24, 2011

By Rachel Reynolds Luster, Contributing Editor Last week, the New York Times published an article entitled “A Billionaire’s Eye for Art Shapes Her Singular Museum.” The story is…

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Alice Walton’s Crystal Bridges : A Primer

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

  Later this week we will feature Contributing Editor Rachel Reynolds Luster’s commentary on The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, a new complex scheduled to open this…

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Contexts: Crooked Roads, Quilts and Meth

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

From considering Gabriel García Márquez’s imagined Macondo to the confluences of Christo and federal land-use, we turn today in our Contexts series to one of the most valuable…

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Bred and Buttered: Ozark Women On Screen

Thursday, February 24, 2011

film still from Winter’s Bone By Rachel Reynolds Luster, Rural Correspondent   The 83rd Academy Awards will be aired live this Sunday. I’m thankful the one station that…

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