Current Exhibitions

Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross

September 24 – December 10, 2022
Sara May Love Gallery

Considered one of the greatest artists in the field of comic books, Alex Ross has created some of the most iconic images known to fans today. For nearly 30 years, he has revitalized classic superheroes into works of fine art by illustrating characters such as Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Storm from the X-Men, the Avengers, Black Panther and many more. The exhibition includes the artist’s preliminary sketches, childhood drawings, life-sized head busts, and illustrated covers of comics. Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross was developed by the Bess Bower Dunn Museum of Lake County, Illinois.

Visit the exhibition page for more information and related programming!

Exquisite Miniatures

by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist

September 24 - December 10, 2022
Zoe Golloway Gallery

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are an American husband and wife team who mesmerize viewers with miniature paintings so exquisitely crafted that they are often mistaken for tiny photographs. Their tiny treasures, as collectors often refer to them, typically measure less than 9 square inches and appear even more detailed when viewed under magnification!  A hallmark of their work is their ability to convey the feeling of a larger canvas or the essence of the natural world in miniature. Exquisite Miniatures by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist was produced by David J. Wagner, Ph.D. Curator/Tour Director. 

Exhibition is available for display at museums and art centers; for information, contact EXQUISITE MINIATURES Tour Office at or(414) 221-6878.

Costa Rica Carnage by Monica Rios

Gadsden Arts Artists Guild

On display starting December 10, 2022
Bates Community Room

Image: Monica Rios, Costa Rica Carnage, 2022, acrylic, 18 x 14 inches.

Artwork by Eddy Mumma

Permanent Collection
Eddy Mumma: Compelled to Create

December 3, 2022 – December 2, 2023
Bates Permanent Collection Gallery

Compelled to Create presents spirit-infused work by “Mr. Eddy” Mumma, an individual who was driven to create hundreds of works of unique and powerful art. “Mr. Eddy,” a lonely shut-in due to complications from diabetes, painted hundreds of portraits and then refused to sell them, as were his “companions.” A master of color and composition, Mumma’s highly stylized paintings vibrate with emotion.

Image: Eddy Mumma, untitled [detail], 1969-1986, acrylic on Masonite, 10 3/8 x 15 3/8 inches, Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Permanent Collection, 2018.4.8