In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Arkansas Arts Center, the Building the Collection series of exhibitions was created to celebrate the chronological growth of the permanent collection. Building the Collection: Art Acquired in the 2000s is the final installation in the BTC series. This exhibition takes a focused look at a broad selection of works acquired for the collection during this time period. 3,649 works were added to the collection including ceramic, fiber, glass, metal, mixed media, wood, drawing, painting, photography, print and sculpture. Artists include Will Barnet, Paul Cezanne, Gustave Courbet, Edgar Degas, George Inness, Henri Matisse, David Nash, Pablo Picasso, Paul Signac, Peter Takal and Betty Woodman.