Upcoming Art Talk Live! events

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

Self-Taught Artists and National Identity

Zoom Presentation with Katherine Jentleson, The Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self Taught Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Thursday September 8, 2022, 1:00pm on Zoom
Marking the occasion of Mary Proctor: I am Just the Messenger, Dr. Katherine Jentleson, a curator uniquely specialized in self-taught artists, will speak about this increasingly celebrated niche within American art. Reflecting on Proctor’s President and First Ladies Series, Jentleson will discuss the prevalence of historical subjects in the work of self-taught artists and their unique relationship to national cultural identity. Register in advance for this presentation. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom.

Art Talk Live! with Mary Sterner Lawson

Thursday, September 15, 1:00 pm on Zoom (Free)
Join Gadsden Art’s curatorial and education staff as they get to know artist Mary Sterner Lawson. Most known for her portrait sketches, Lawson’s new exhibition of portrait studies, on display September 3 - December 3, features fast-paced works using only essential lines to reveal the inner life of her subjects. These portraits effortlessly convey the nuances of fleeting cultural moments using a pen, graphite, and watercolor. Join the conversation! Register in advance for this presentation. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom.

Female Superheroes:
What are Their Real Powers?

Zoom with retired professor Magdalena Lamarre
Thursday October 13, 2022, 6:00-7:00pm (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.

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