The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has partnered with Mayo Clinic in many ways over the last ten years. Our newest project involves Mayo Clinic Center for Humanities in Medicine, which integrates the arts and other expressions of human culture into the healing environment. One way Mayo Clinic accomplishes this is through visual art exhibitions at the Robert and Isabelle Davis Gallery located in the Mayo Building at Mayo Clinic.
This Gallery and the exhibits featured with in it are made possible by the philanthropic funding of Robert and Isabelle Davis. Their passion for art, as well as their desire for it to be shared and enjoyed by Mayo patients, families and employees is reflected in each exhibition. Mr. and Mrs. Davis are also devoted friends, volunteers, donors and advocates for The Cummer. They have both recently served on The Cummer’s Board of Trustees and have played a critical role in their leadership and dedication to The Cummer. They have generously supported many initiatives at The Cummer; some include the Lane Building project, beautification of The Cummer Gardens and most recently, the 50th Anniversary Host Committee.
As a result of Mayo Clinics’ partnerships in the arts, both institutions’ relationship with the Davis Family and the Cummer’s mission to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education, working with Mayo Clinic to bring “The Scottish Colourists” exhibition to fruition was a collaboration that produced synergistic rewards for all those involved.
The exhibition, a loan from the personal collection of Mr. and Mrs. Davis, was packed, transported and installed by the Cummer Curatorial Department. The Center for Humanities in Medicine planned the exhibition content, labels and execution of the project. The exhibition celebrates “gifts of colour and light” as well as represents Robert and Isabelle Davis’ dedication to arts and healthcare.
Please join us for a lecture on “The Scottish Colourists” given by Hope McMath, Director of The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens on Monday, November 28 at 12pm in the Walker Auditorium in the Davis Building at Mayo Clinic. All programs are free and open to the public.
Stay tuned for additional upcoming collaborations between The Cummer and Mayo Clinic in 2012.