Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center, Calico Rock

#61 of 102 in Museums in Arkansas
The Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center is operated by the Calico Rock Museum Foundation. We provide visitor center

services through a contract with the city of Calico Rock, Arkansas.

Gwen Murphy Art Gallery:

Our works include paintings, sculpture, pottery, utilitarian and everyday art, baskets, vessels, and other pieces. Our

collection is housed throughout the museum exhibits,

Community Garden, and the Gwen Murphy Art Gallery. Our focus is primarily on American folk art, with particular emphasis on Ozarks culture and heritage.

An Historic Museum:

The museum's historic collection ranges from pre-history to 1967. The collection includes artifacts that are historically and culturally significant to Calico Rock and the surrounding

region. The Ozarks culture is believed to have been born in and around Calico Rock, Arkansas and our museum outlines the historical growth of this culture and our region. Our museum pays particular attention to people's everyday live
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  • This place will really surprise you! There's a ton of neat stuff in this building and it is really well done. Great for adults and kids. If you like History or just need something fun to do for an hou...  more »
  • Just looking at the rock exterior of the building makes you want to go in and see what's inside. It is a small-town museum and housed in what was 3 separate buildings around 1900, on Main street. The ...  more »
  • What a hidden gem this place is ! Really informative and interesting exhibits. Beautiful craft items for sale at low prices. Talented artists give live demonstrations of their craft making. And the setting is breathtaking, well worth the beautiful drive. A step back in time and a welcome relief from the fast track. Don't miss this opportunity.
  • If you're in the area, it's worth a visit. Friendly people and local art. This little town is really trying to bring in interesting sights, history and art.

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