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Collectors’ Choice: Featured Collector, Dr. Diane DeMell Jacobsen

Jul

15

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern As cultural institutions, Museums exist based on the premise that they are responsible for the exhibition and preservation of our visual history. The collection of objects and motivation for exhibiting select artworks lies in significance of art in its representation of a culture, a history, and a visual framework [...]

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Collector’s Choice: Featured Collector, Helen Lane

Jul

08

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern   When viewing a work of art, it is common that the piece may evoke memories of an experience, a place, or significant people in the viewers’ lives. For collector Helen Lane, these relationships serve as motivation in her artwork selections. Her collection of 19th and early 20th century [...]

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Healing Through the Arts: Part III

Jul

07

Part three showcases the profound effects that opportunities for creativity have allowed a young girl to thrive in. Her experience with painting has amazingly helped to alleviate common symptoms of autism. A Rainbow Artist is Discovered Dozens of amazing stories have emerged out of the MOCA and The Cummer Museum Autism art camps, but one [...]

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Equality for All: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Civil Rights Act

Jul

02

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted on July 2, 1964 outlawing discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The full title of the act reads: “An act to enforce the constitutional right to vote, to confer jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States of America to provide injunctive [...]

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Collector’s Choice: Featured Collector, Jordan Bock

Jul

01

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern     Each collector featured in our exhibition, Collector’s Choice, collects art for his or her own reasons; while some may collect within a certain movement or stylistic era, others may collect in order to enrich the community, facilitate learning, preserve history, etc. Jordan Bock, however, collects based on his [...]

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The Cummer Store: The Art Collector by Jan Wahl

Jun

26

Hardcover $15.95 Oscar loves looking at the art Great-Granny creates. But his own drawings never look the way he wants them to. So instead of making art, he decides to collect art. Over the years Oscar’s room becomes filled with beautiful paintings and drawings in every style and color, and he loves looking at it. From [...]

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