Permanent Collection

Currently On View: Spotlight on Women

February 13 - December 23, 2021

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is excited to celebrate the creativity of eight women artists represented in the museum’s Permanent Collection in thirteen paintings and sculptures by women from the Southeastern United States. From the expressive paintings of Mary T. Smith to the intricate explosions of color in Beth Appleton's paper assemblages, to a carved root sculpture by Bessie Harvey, this exhibition highlights artwork across mediums by women artists in our region. Artists included in this exhibition are: Beth Appleton, Virginia Coultas, Alyne Harris, Bessie Harvey, Sara May Love, Mary T. Smith, Ruby Williams, and Suzanna Winton.

The Permanent Collection includes an ever-growing visual repository of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and assemblage pieces. Cohesive subsets from the collection have traveled to other institutions, among them the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, NC; the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD; and the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs, FL; fulfilling the ethical obligation of a collecting institution to share this artwork with other communities. 

Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Funding was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.