A Social Medium

WHEN THEY were published by the Historic Arkansas Museum in the early ’90s, the first two volumes of Arkansas Made were something to behold—unprecedented not only for their “survey of decorative, mechanical and fine arts,” but for the glimpse their pages offered of a shared past, the potential to realize a previously unmade connection. Nowadays, though a third volume is nearing publication, the modern era has opened other channels for a new generation to connect with its history—namely on the social media accounts of the Arkansas Made team. Although the format might look a little different, the tone more informal, the images clumps of pixels, the aim behind each post is the same as it’s always been: They all connect us to our shared history.

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