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Current Exhibition

Norman Rockwell in the 1960s

January 12–May 18, 2019
Sara May Love Gallery

The Problem We All Live With, Norman Rockwell 
Story illustration for Look, January 14, 1964
Norman Rockwell Museum Collection
Norman Rockwell in the 1960s has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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Media sponsorship has been provided the Norman Rockwell Family Agency, Curtis Licensing, a division of The Saturday Evening Post, and The Gadsden County Times.

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The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is pleased to host Norman Rockwell in the 1960s, an exhibition of prints and tearsheets organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, focusing on illustrations he created for magazines during that turbulent decade. In 1963, the artist ended his almost 5 decade-long association with The Saturday Evening Post and began to search for new artistic challenges. Rockwell left behind his beloved story-telling scenes popular in The Post and threw himself into the visual documentation of social issues and current events like school integration, the moon landing, and the murder of civil rights workers. On display will be the original tear sheets and prints from The Saturday Evening Post and Look magazines showcasing some of his most popular images including The Connoisseur, featuring a man standing in front of a Jackson Pollock-like painting, and The Problem We All Live With, depicting Ruby Bridges, a young African-American girl being escorted by two U.S. Marshals on her first day to integrate public schools. The exhibition traces Rockwell’s artistic transformation from a painter of people and life’s small but extraordinary moments, to a powerful visual commentator who united America around core national values such as democracy, freedom, and justice.

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Second Saturday Tours

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April 13th, and May 11th, 11a

Drop in and explore the exhibitions with our experienced staff: Open to the public and included with the price of admission ($10 for nonmembers, FREE for members and children under 18). Meet in the Sarah K. Newberry Gallery Annex, 1st floor.

Admission Free Days

Saturdays April 6, May 4

The first Saturdays of the month are admission free!

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.



Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, 
Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs,
and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture



Clyde Butcher Finds Beauty in America

January 15 - April 3, 2021

Clyde Butcher is an acclaimed photographer who has made it his mission to photograph and document wild and natural places across America for the last 50 years. He grew up in California and later relocated to Florida, finding peach and his life's mission within the Everglades. In this photographic exhibit, America the Beautiful, whose content stretches from the Redwood forests of California to the Everglades swamps of Florida, Butcher has captured the essence of our natural spaces and treasured landscapes. His images document the changing environment, capturing what is there today and encouraging us to enjoy the beauty of wilderness. He raises awareness of our remote places and the species who live there, allowing us a serene adventure through his lens. Clyde's images in this exhibition present the diverse places of wilderness and respite found throughout all of America and allow us to appreciate the beauty across our land. 

America the Beautiful opens to the public on January 15, 2021, and will be on display in all three first floor galleries of the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum.