Mission of the Permanent Collection
The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum seeks to strengthen its permanent art collection through acquisition by gift, bequest, or purchase of American art with a particular focus on the Southeastern United States. Works of art beyond the scope of this definition will be considered when they are of outstanding quality, educational or historical value, and/or are consistent with the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum mission and audience interests. (Approved by Collection Committee February 8, 2011)
The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum encourages public access to the collection and strives to provide digital access to its collection online, and will continue to provide images, basic information, and artist’s information on each piece in the collection, as it is available. All requests for access to the collection must be presented to the Curator, and approved by the Executive Director, and contain the following information: specific information about the proposed use, what access is required, research methodology, and which objects will be used. Please contact Curator Angie Barry, (850) 627-5021 for more information.