Arkansas Made is the culmination of Historic Arkansas Museum’s exhaustive investigations into the history of the state’s material culture. Decades of meticulous research have resulted in this exciting two-volume survey of cabinetmakers, silversmiths, potters, fine artists, quilters, and other artisans working in communities all over the state.
The work of the artisans documented here has been the driving force of Historic Arkansas Museum’s mission to collect and preserve Arkansas’s creative legacy and rich artistic traditions. The photographs and fine artworks that enliven the pages of Volume II represent not only a delightfully broad scope of talent in genres ranging from landscapes to cubist portraits to political cartoons, but also a longstanding tradition of advocacy and support for the arts in Arkansas.Volume 2
Swannee Bennett retired as director of Historic Arkansas Museum in 2020 after a career at the museum spanning thirty-eight years.
Jennifer Carman is an independent art historian and Accredited Senior Appraiser of American and European fine and decorative arts. She holds an MPhil in the history of art from the University of Glasgow and is a graduate connoisseur of Christie’s Education in London.
William B. Worthen retired as director of Historic Arkansas Museum in 2016 after a forty-four-year career at the museum.