Current Exhibitions

Marvelocity: The Art of Alex Ross

September 24 – December 17, 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 17, 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.

Untitled (Subway Station) by Norman Lewis

September 21 – December 10, 2022
Bates Permanent Collection Gallery
The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is honored to exhibit the 1945 painting by Norman Lewis, Untitled (Subway Station), on loan from the esteemed collection of Art Bridges. Exhibited alongside Missionary Mary Proctor, Norman Lewis and Proctor represent two perspectives of the Black artist's experience, from different regions of the county. Untitled (Subway Station) is on view as a generous contribution from the Art Bridges Foundation, and will serve as a thematic springboard for this year's Teen Art Council programming. Image courtesy of Art Bridges: Norman Lewis (1909-1979), Untitled (Subway Station), 1945, oil and sand on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, © Estate of Norman Lewis.

Mary Sterner Lawson: Portrait Studies

September 3 - December 3, 2022
Munroe Family Community Gallery

Working in pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, clay, and graphite, Mary Sterner Lawson is most known for her portrait sketches, in which she uses essential lines to reveal the inner life of her subjects. Lawson effortlessly conveys the nuances of fleeting cultural moments in her works using simple line work to provide viewers with the sense that they are peering into scenes filled with vitality and movement. She writes of her influences - “My extensive travels, and sincere interest in people, nature, history, literature, archaeology, oral history, small towns, and city scenes has provided me with a wide-ranging foundation [for]... how I observe, interpret, and render the nuances of features and expressions…”. This exhibition invites visitors to observe Lawson’s fresh interpretations of famous artists, musicians, writers, and events of our time. Image: Mary Sterner Lawson, Chubby Checker at the Mike, 2011, ink on paper.

Art Talk Live! with Mary Sterner Lawson

Thursday, September 15, 1:00 pm on ZOOM
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, 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. Watch a recording of the Art Talk Live here.

Afternoon Teatime by Vera Sorensen

Gadsden Arts Artists Guild

September 2 – December 3, 2022
Bates Community Room

Enjoy the fourth Artists Guild 2022 exhibition, on view in the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum's Bates Community Room through December 3. On display is artwork by Shirley Aaron, Stephen Bennett, Douglas Bondurant, Deborah Bullock, Kathleen Cody-Guastella, Kathy Ferrell, Debbie Gaedtke, Sal Guastella, John R.L. Isaacs XV, Mary Jane Lord, Claudia Maggard, Janice Ecinja McCaskill, Hui Chiu McClure, Jill Quadagno, Vera Sorensen, Chuck Stannard, Karen Stewart, Tom Strazulla, Mary Liz Tippin-Moody, and Patty Vickers. The Gadsden Arts Artists Guild offers members the opportunity to participate in quality exhibitions in an art museum setting. Image: Vera Sorensen, Afternoon Teatime, 2019, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches.

Artwork by Mary Proctor

Permanent Collection:
Missionary Mary Proctor

February 10 – December 12, 2022
Bates Permanent Collection Gallery

Mary Proctor: I am Just the Messenger is a two-site project organized by the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum that presents the artwork of Missionary Mary L. Proctor, a visionary artist who has been making art for the last 25 years.

This exhibition presents Proctor’s very special and rarely seen Presidents and First Ladies Series, installed at Gadsden Arts and at the Tallahassee Museum, along with her iconic doors and windows, and a variety of mixed-media art. Work for the exhibition is on loan from the Gadsden Arts Center & Museum Permanent Collection, private collections, and the collection of the artist. Learn more about this exhibition and related programming here.