March 13, 2020

Arlington Arts Center will close temporarily starting Saturday, March 14

To the AAC Community,

After thoughtful consideration, taking into account the recommendations of local and federal health officials, AAC has decided to close starting Saturday, March 14. We intend to reopen as soon as it is in the best interest of our community, and we will be assessing the situation regularly to determine when that will occur.

All winter classes scheduled to meet next week have been cancelled, and we will keep students apprised of the schedule for our spring classes as soon as we have that available. For everyone enrolled in our Spring Break Escape workshops, please keep an eye on your email for updates from us regarding that program.

Our artist talk with Foon Sham, scheduled for Saturday, March 28, has been postponed, and we will announce a new date for the event as soon as we have that information available.

AAC staff will be working from home and can be contacted via email during normal business hours Monday-Friday. We will be unable to check the general voicemail box while we are out of the office, so please contact us at with any questions.

It is our hope that by supporting government directives to practice social distancing we can help reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our community. We hope to have you all back at AAC as soon as possible!


March 30 - May 26, 2024

NO GRIDS NO MASTERS: a Post-Cartesian Experiment is an exploration and contestation of the grid and the structured set of worldviews that are embedded in it. Incorporating digital and traditional weaving, sculpture, found objects, and transformed cast materials, the installation reflects the artist’s intense engagement with material.

Artist Talk: Clarissa Pezone

Saturday / May 18 / 3pm-4pm

Pushing the possibilities of clay, Clarissa Pezone creates human and animal figures that are lifelike yet suffused with a sense of mystery. At this talk with the artist, she will discuss The Woods of No Name, her solo exhibition on view at the museum through May 26.

Federico Cuatlacuatl: Tiaxcas Intergalácticxs, Topileastronáuticxs

April 6 - May 26, 2024

In experimental film and multimedia installation, Federico Cuatlacuatl explores transborder indigenous Nahua identities. His work envisions indigenous futurity as a means of thinking about history, diasporic legacies, and cultural identities.