Arkansas Studies Institute & Butler Center

The state's largest free-standing facility dedicated to the study of Arkansas. The Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI) has four meeting spaces, which are free and open to the public. The ASI houses four art galleries, including a retail gallery, featuring the work of Arkansas artists and art related to the state. The exhibit galleries feature rotating exhibits including works from the CALS permanent collection. At the ASI students, scholars, and anyone interested in Arkansas history can gather to learn more about the people, places, and events that shaped the state's past and guide its future.

The expanded research resources include the papers of seven Arkansas governors, as well as several hundred additional collections. The ASI is also home to the Butler Center's Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, a rich online source of information about the state. There are also several art galleries located within the facility. Here students, scholars, and anyone interested in Arkansas history can gather to learn more about the people, places, and events that shaped the state's past and guide its future. The expanded research resources include the papers of seven Arkansas governors, as well as several hundred additional collections. The ASI is also home to the Butler Center's Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture, a rich online source of information about the state.

Meeting room features are as follows:
ROOM 110- This meeting space is located on the first floor of the ASI at the south end of the ASI galleries. The room seats approximately fifteen classroom style and twenty-five theater style. The space is equipped with a built-in LCD projector, drop-down electric screen and integrated audio system, DVD/VCR, laptop connection, centralized touch panel on podium, and Walltalker dry erase board. Light refreshments, such as boxed lunches, are permitted.
ROOM 124- This space is located on the first floor of the ASI on the east side. The same A/V features are available as are listed in the description of Room 110, with the addition of four listening assistance devices. This space will accommodate approximately forty-five classroom style and approximately seventy-five theater style. Catering is allowed. There is an adjacent warming room that has a microwave, refrigerator, and icemaker, along with a center serving island.
ROOM 132- This room is on the building's east side. Features include an LCD-TV with integrated audio system, DVD/VCR, tabletop laptop output, and video-conferencing capabilities. A boardroom-style table seats eight to ten people. Only bottled water is allowed.
ROOM 204- Located on the second floor of the Porbeck & Bowman building portion of the ASI, this room features unique and historic features, along with an LCD-TV with integrated audio system, DVD/VCR, and tabletop laptop output. A boardroom-style table seats twenty people. Light refreshments, such as boxed lunches, are allowed.
Contact Information
401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, AR, 72201

Business Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9 am-6 pm
Tuesday: 9 am-6 pm
Wednesday: 9 am-6 pm
Thursday: 9 am-6 pm
Friday: 9 am-6 pm
Saturday: 9 am-6 pm

Shopping Type

Art Gallery

Amenities

Audio / Visual Available

Experiences

Museums / History