Upcoming Art Talk Live! events

Join Gadsden Arts Staff live online to discuss current exhibitions with exhibiting artists, art historians, and more!

Female Superheroes:
What are Their Real Powers?

Zoom with retired professor Magdalena Lamarre
Thursday October 13, 2022, 6:00-7:00pm on Zoom (Free)
When Superman first flew onto comic book pages, the Kryptonian set the bar for the future of the medium. Female superheroes also filled those pages from the start, but their portrayal has been a subject of controversy. This presentation examines how women are perceived in popular culture through the lens of comic books and asks “what are their real powers?” Presenter Magdalena Lamarre was a Full Professor of History and Sociology at Miami-Dade College. Since her retirement in 2016, she conducts lectures on Florida’s history, culture, diversity, and social justice. Lamarre earned a BA in History and Secondary Education from Hunter College, a MA in History Education from Stony Brook University, and completed post-graduate work in Sociology and Education at Florida International University.

Envisioned Pathways by the Teen Art Council

Thursday, December 1, 6:00-7:00pm on Zoom (Free)
Join the members of the 2022 Teen Art Council as they share their unique vision for their future. Having met with curators, radio producers, artists, and more, the Teen Ambassadors created work in response to their experience on the Teen Art Council, and how they hope it will shape their futures. 

National Museum of Women in the Arts & Gadsden Arts discuss Elizabeth Catlett

Thursday April 6, 2023, 5:30-6:30pm on Zoom (Free)

Join staff from the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) and the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum (GACM) to explore connections between GACM’s exhibition The Art of Elizabeth Catlett: From the Collection of Samella Lewis and NMWA’s collection. This exhibition comes from the collection of Dr. Samella Lewis (1924-2022), a student of Catlett and an accomplished artist, professor, and author and features 30 works by Elizabeth; a few works by her husband, Francisco Mora; and works by Lewis herself. The conversation will extend to artists with ties to Catlett past and present, such as Loïs Mailou Jones, one of Catlett’s teachers at Howard University. Image: Elizabeth Catlett, American, 1915-2012, Sharecropper, 1965, linocut, edition AP, 17 3/8 x 16 1/2 inches, Collection of Samella Lewis. Image courtesy of Landau Traveling Exhibitions.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the first museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs and online content, the museum inspires dynamic exchanges about art and ideas. NMWA advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement and social change. NMWA addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art by bringing to light important women artists of the past while promoting great women artists working today. The collections highlight painting, sculpture, photography and video by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Mary Cassatt, Judy Chicago, Frida Kahlo, Shirin Neshat, Faith Ringgold, Pipilotti Rist, Amy Sherald and Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun.

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