Experience Gadsden Arts

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum has exciting membership benefits!

Improve the quality of life in our region by becoming a part of the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum. Your membership will support fine art exhibitions, cultural learning opportunities, special events, and meaningful volunteer opportunities. The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is a member of the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM), and the North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) organizations, networks that connect world-class institutions to benefit their members. By joining Gadsden Arts at a $100 level and up, you will gain entrance into over 1,000 museums around the country. 



Basic Membership

Individual, Senior, and Student Memberships
  • Admission for the member (1 adult) to Gadsden Arts Center & Museum special and regular exhibition (Non-member adult admission: $10 special exhibitions, $5 regular exhibitions)
  • Invitation for the member to special Members’ Exhibition Previews the Friday night before new exhibitions open, before Public Opening Day on Saturday
  • Invitation to other special Gadsden Arts events
  • 10% discount on Museum Shop purchases
  • Semi-annual calendar listing museum programs and events
  • Discount on all classes and workshops
  • Discount on Bates Community Room rental
  • Weekly members' drawing and painting studio
  • GACM E-vites and E-news
Family Membership
  • Includes Basic Membership benefits for the cardholder plus three people (admission for 4 adults) plus discounted art camp tuition
Family Reciprocal Membership
  • Includes Family Membership benefits plus NARM & ROAM membership, offering reciprocal membership benefits at 1,103+ museums in the United States and Canada.
Artists Guild Membership
  • Includes Family Reciprocal Membership benefits plus the opportunity to exhibit the member’s artwork in Artists Guild exhibitions during the year. Visit the Artists Guild page to learn more.
Corporate Membership
  • Enjoy Family Reciprocal Membership benefits plus sponsor recognition associated with a selected program or event and a specified number of Family Memberships for employees.
Director's Circle Membership
  • Enjoy Family Reciprocal Member benefits, plus a private Director’s Circle Preview for each major exhibition that offers special arts and exhibition programming. Director’s Circle members also have the first option to make reservations for annual Fine Art Trips.
Director's Circle Sponsored by



  • Student: $10
  • Senior: $25
  • Individual: $45
  • Family: $50
  • Family Reciprocal: $100*
  • Artists Guild: $150*
  • Corporate: $500*
  • Director's Circle: $500*

* Includes NARM/ROAM membership benefits


To upgrade your membership, obtain a new NARM/ROAM card for an existing membership, or for more information, contact Executive Director Grace Robinson.


Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity?

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is successful due to the dedication of countless volunteers. Gadsden Arts has numerous volunteer opportunities available, depending upon your interest. Below are just a few examples:

  • Front desk greeter
  • Gala decorating
  • ArtZone 
  • Docent (tour guide)
  • Opening receptions
  • Data entry
  • After-school programs
  • Facility upkeep


For volunteer opportunities, contact Grace Robinson at 850-627-5020. You can also download the New Volunteer Flyer here to complete a form about your interests and more information about volunteer tasks. 

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is located at 13 N. Madison St., on the historic courthouse square in downtown Quincy, FL, just 25 minutes from Tallahassee. Gadsden Arts is open Tuesday–Saturday, 10am-5pm. More information at www.gadsdenarts.org or (850) 875-4866.


The Docent Program

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum's Docent Program provides an educational opportunity for people of all backgrounds to learn and experience art and has been recognized in North Florida as an outstanding way of education children and adults in Gadsden County and the region. Docents are trained volunteer educators interested in leading group tours to children, visitors, students, and the local community through Gadsden Arts' exhibitions. No prior experience or knowledge is required–just a desire to learn and share. 

For more information contact Anissa Ford, 850-627-5023


Annual Fine Art Trip!

Every year, the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum takes a group on an exciting and art-filled city- part fundraiser, part fun trip! We've gone to Philadelphia, New Orleans, Tampa/St. Pete, Boston, Bentonville, Arkansas, Chicago, and Havana, Cuba! 

May 6–9, 2020

Join us for a trip to Bentonville, Arkansas, a beautiful and exciting cultural destination found in a charming, historic small town in Northwest Arkansas. We will explore the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, world renowned for its architecture, American art collections, and cutting edge exhibitions. We will enjoy a guided collections tour, explore the new Kusama Infinity Mirrored Room, have luncheon at Eleven, tour the Bachman-Wilson House, and have time on our own to explore the State of the Art II exhibition and additional offerings in and around this amazing museum. This trip includes ground transportation and admission to all venues, three dinners at fantastic restaurants and two luncheons. Download the flyer here for more details, and download the reservation form here. 


Trip Price: $1,495 (double occupancy)
850.627.5020 or grace@gadsdenarts.org


GACM Director’s Circle Members first option until 10/1/2019
GACM Members and their guests through 12/1/2019
Open enrollment continues through 1/31/2020


Click on the picture below to check out some of the photos from the 2015 Cuba trip on the Gadsden Arts Flickr page!

Photo credits: Gadsden Arts Center & Museum, Mark Bates, Ken Kato

To be added to the mailing list for future art trips, email Angie Barry.

Upcoming Events at Gadsden Arts

Black History Month Programming
Harriet Tubman Quilt
February 1-29, 2020

Gadsden Arts is exhibiting Mary Roberts' Harriet Tubman Quilt throughout the month of February. Learn more about the activist's life through this beautiful quilt, on view through the end of February in the Bates Permanent Collection Gallery. Pictured at right: Mary Roberts, Harriet Tubman Quilt, 2019, cotton, 53 x 53 inches, Collection of Mary Roberts.


Black History Month Programming
African American Vernacular Artists
from Gadsden Arts Permanent Collection
Saturday, February 22, 2020, 11am

Join Gadsden Arts staff for a presentation at 11am on Southern Vernacular Art and recent acquisitions by African American artists on view in the Bates Permanent Collection Gallery starting in February, including Mose Tolliver, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, and Purvis Young.
Families can also make art projects and read books inspired by artist Jacob Lawrence in the ArtZone, every Friday & Saturday, 10am-5pm.

Monthly Story Time in the ArtZone


Every First Saturday, 11am

ArtZone is always FREE for all

Monthly Story Time in the ArtZone is a partnership program with the Gadsden County Library. Every month we'll read beautiful story books, often about art and artists, or connected to monthly themes. Story Time features songs, reading, and a fun art activity too! Recommended for children ages 7 and under.


Questions? Contact Anissa Ford (850) 627-5023.






The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Internship Program provides real world work and learning experiences for college juniors, seniors, graduate students, and recent graduates in the arts management, art education, marketing and graphic design, museum studies, and related areas of study. Working under the supervision of the Executive Director, Curator of Exhibitions, or Education Director, interns assist with the daily tasks that culminate in the Museum's exhibitions, education and outreach programs, and also develop special individually designed projects. This experience helps to build interns' skill sets, problem solving skills and resumés, with letters of recommendation available for all successful Internship Program graduates. 


Internship Areas of Concentration 


  • Art Administration
  • Fundraising/Grant Writing
  • Graphic Design and Marketing
  • Exhibitions and Collection
  • Education and Outreach Programs
  • Special Events




Internships are offered in the fall, spring, and summer to coincide with the academic year, are limited in availability, and are awarded based on the candidate's skills, abilities, interests, and dedication to the program. Interns may earn college credit and practicum experience (as arranged by the intern with the appropriate college advisor). Required commitment: 8 hours/week minimum. 


Application Instructions 


Please submit the following:

  1. Cover letter discussing skills, abilities, knowledge, career goals, and internship concentration. 
  2. Resume
  3. Two letters of reference
  4. Writing and/or studio art examples


Mail or hand-deliver to:


Grace Robinson, Executive Director
Gadsden Arts Center & Museum
13 N. Madison St.
Quincy, FL 32351


Email documents as PDF attachments to: grace@gadsdenarts.org



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for an internship without regard to race, color, sex or gender, age, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, sexual identity and/or expression, marital status, citizenship, or any other protected status. 


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Annual Giving 2020

Generous investment over time has created a remarkable organization - The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum. Born a vital community arts center, and carefully nurtured with a vision forward, Gadsden Arts has grown to become one of 26 nationally accredited art museums in Florida. With renovation and expansion completed, Gadsden Arts is poised to touch more lives and have a greater impact than ever.

Donor investment in Gadsden Arts makes all of these things possible. The donors listed below have contributed to Annual Giving, Education and ArtReach, and Exhibitions. These contributions are an investment in the experienced, professional staff and museum- caliber facilities required for national accreditation, major exhibitions, and the range and quality of programming. Please consider making your investment in the work of Gadsden Arts, improving quality of life through experiences with art. Information / Questions: Grace Robinson, Executive Director, 850.627.5020

View the 2019-2020 Donor Honor Roll here.

Donor Honor Roll Levels

Benefactor - $10,000+ 
  • Benefactor level recognition on Annual Giving Wall
  • Opportunity to designate 50% of your gift to the interest area of your choice
  • Director’s Circle Membership with NARM/ROAM benefits
  • Major Exhibition preview tour and luncheon with the Director for up to 10 people
Patron - $5,000-$9,999
  • Patron level recognition on Annual Giving Wall
  • Opportunity to designate 50% of your gift to the interest area of your choice
  • Director’s Circle Membership with NARM/ROAM benefits
  • Behind the Scenes Museum Tour and luncheon with the Director for up to 10 people 
Sustainer - $2,500-$4,999
  • Sustainer level recognition on Annual Giving Wall
  • Director’s Circle Membership with NARM/ROAM benefits
  • Behind the Scenes Museum Tour for your group of up to 10 people 
Partner - $1,000-$2,499
  • Partner level recognition on Annual Giving Wall
  • Family Membership with NARM/ROAM benefits
Contributor - $250-$999
  • Contributor level recognition on Annual Giving Wall
  • Family Membership with NARM/ROAM benefits
Supporter - up to $249
  • Supporter level recognition on website


Donor Honor Roll 2019-2020



Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation
Bates Family Foundation
Patsy and Mark Bates
Ellen and John Lewis
Woodell Family Foundation


Janice and John Shaw Curry
De La Valdene Family Foundation
E. Cantey Higdon
Calynne and Lou Hill
Jane and Alex Hinson
Newberry Family Foundation


Dianne and Doug Croley
Penny and Moritz Dehler
Priscilla and Dick Dreibelbis
Bettie Jane Grant
Laura and David Harris
Tee and Wilson Hinson
Yvonne and Winston Howell
Crystle and Bradford May
Mary Margaret and Larry McNeill
Cindy and Jim Miller
Friends of Nanjemoy Creek
Betty Ann and Jim Rodgers
Sunnyside Farm Management Company
Marjorie Turnbull
Cackie and Robert Walker
Woodward and Fleming Families
Mary Jane and Pat Woodward


Nancy and Tom Adams
Shirley and Frank Baker
Pam Butler
Capital City Bank Group Foundation
Nesta Cumbie
Shirley Dyal
Janet and Joe Fixel
Martha and Mark Fletcher
Julia Cobey Gluck
Terry and Mike Hawkins
Roslyn and Pat Higdon, Jr. 
Stewart Hinson
Phyllis Ihrman
Beth and Fount May
Bob Nave
Jeannette and Ed Parramore
Medora and Jim Wester
Mary and George Wickham
Linda and John Williams
Jenny and Mayo Woodward


Wendy and Nick Adams
Mary Apple and Steve Rollin
Donna and Ronnie Baggett
Freida Bass-Prieto
Helen and Tony Brittin
Jennifer Clinard
Elizabeth and Bob Cook
Lynn and Ginny Coultas
Barbara and Tom Cushing
Anne and Jerry Draper
Gaye and Mitchell Drew
Mary Howard Edwards
Judy Ehrhardt
Mary Katherine and Neal Faircloth
Judy and Scott Gregory
Juliane and George Hackney, Sr.
Emily and John Higdon
Betty Joseph
Melanie and Bradley Joyner
Charlotte Kelley
Toni and Terry McCoy
Mary Pat and Fred Martin
Sara Ruth and William Hugh McKeown
Dawn and Leo McMillan
Grace Robinson and Tom Morgan
Jimmy Nicholson
Helen and Carl Owenby, Jr.
Ermine Owenby
Judy and Mike Pate
Cindy and Bill Piotrowski 
Cathy and Jim Pfeil
Catherine Reed
Karol Dover Selvaggio
Nathan Simmons
Jerri and John Stewart
Adelaide Suber
Betty and Billy Suber
Tallahassee Watercolor Society
Richard Tesson
Mary Ann Thomas
Mary Alice and Mike Tiller
Vicki and Billy VanLandingham
Lauren and Russell VanLandingham
Susan and Otey Walker III
Tricia and Ben Willis
David Woodward
Katherine Woodward
Martha Jean Woodward


Ben Andrews
Kathy and Tony Arrant
Mary Louise Bachman
Lynne Barrera
Angie and Chris Barry
Anne and Nick Bert
Virginia Burley
Mary Anne Cable
Lora Chapman
Kate and Joshua Clark
Jan Collier
Laura Cook
Nell and Sam Cunningham
Ellie and Bob Disbennett
Joyce Estes
Patsy Evans 
Extra Point Club
Kathy Ferrell
Bert Fletcher
Marylyn and Ed Feaver
Anissa Ford Brenda and Charles Francis
Lauren Frasier
Beverly Frick
Sandra Friedman
Jane Gilbert
Scott, Cindy, and Diane Hamilton
Robin Bennett Harris
Mart Hill
Terry and Jeanie Hollar
Deberah and Paul Keith
Cavell Kyser
Berry Laslie
Dale Lawson
Fran and Terry Lewis
June Martin
Sharon Mayo
Marge and Ed McIntyre
Preston McLane
Nancy Mick
Lynn and Don Munroe
Yoshiko Murdick
Edna Owens
Nancy Parks
Jerri Patterson
Mary Pat Peacock
Pettit Family Community Fund
Susan Redmon
Stephanie Riddle
Nancy and Jeffrey Rock
Jill and David Quadagno
Betty Serow
Heather Shuke-Nelson
Alex Sink
Robert D. Smith
Caitlin Smitherman
Janis Spitzer
Chuck Stannard
Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
Tallahassee Museum
Jane Teuton
Jess and Mat Tharpe
Ranie and Jason Thompson
Jane Watson
W.O. Whittle
Tish and Craig Willis
Jill Williams
Phyllis Wooten

Honorary & Memorial Gifts 2020

You can make a contribution to the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum in honor or memory of a loved one, and if desired, designate your gift to support a specific exhibition or program. A confirmation letter will be sent to the immediate family of your designee, and your gift is tax-deductible. Mail your contribution to: Gadsden Arts Center & Museum, 13 N. Madison, Quincy, Florida. Contact Executive Director Grace Robinson by email or (850) 627-5020.


Gift in honor of Shirley Dyal

Patricia Howell

Gift in memory of Hazel Mitchell

Alex and Jane Hinson

Help us bring the magic of art to our community!

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



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