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Art & Science: Time to Park Your Car



Dart right over, Caravan the family, it won’t Bug us if you pick up friends and Escape to The Cummer. The parking lot is done and ready to receive you in your Prius or your Pinto, your Cube…

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Art & Science – Part II: How The Cummer has “Greened” its Parking Lot



So, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens decided to make its parking lot disappear – environmentally speaking. That meant making…

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Art & Science – Part I: The Greening of a Parking Lot



Our daily travels can often be mapped out as a series of parking lots that we travel to and from.  My short two and one half mile journey to work each morning takes me by no less than 50 surface lots.  This does not even account for the multi-story parking complexes and the numerous parking […]

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A Story about Arthur and Mrs. Sigh



Don’t throw that away! Keep it’; exclaimed Arthur, as he seemingly reached for a shard of a broken bottle on…

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The Cummer Welcomes Karl Boecklen



In January, Karl Boecklen joined the education staff as a Museum Educator.  His job will be to continue the integration of the Gardens and our riverfront campus into our arts education programs.  Karl is a native of New York City and a graduate of SUNY-Stony Brook with a degree in the biological sciences.  He has […]

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Seeing Art Differently: A Scientific Perspective on the Science of Color



The question: Why do people see art differently?

There’s a multitude of explanations, ranging from psychological to socio-economic, but those explanations are messy.

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