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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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Letter from the Director: Cara Bowyer, Director of Events & Programs

Jun

27

We are less than half way through the year and 2014 has already proven to be scintillating.  From a programming perspective, the Cummer has offered 6 lectures, 28 docent led tours, 6 musical concerts, and numerous other programs surrounding the exhibition calendar.  We enjoyed a lively and well-attended Garden Month, and continue to welcome great crowds [...]

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Collector’s Choice: Featured Collector, Maria Cox

Jun

17

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern A collector’s passion for art is an integral part of their personality. It affects the way they view the world around them, the way they experience life, their relationships with people, and the decisions they make every day. For Maria Cox, art has been a part of her life [...]

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Donor Highlight: HEAL Foundation

Jun

16

HEAL Foundation The HEAL Foundation, a local non-profit organization serving individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders, has been a generous sponsor of The Cummer’s annual VSA Festival since 2008 and began underwriting scholarships for children with autism to attend Camp Cummer in 2011. This past year, the VSA Festival reached over 700 children [...]

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Education Highlight: Summer Fun at The Cummer

Jun

16

Summer is here!  The Cummer welcomes children all year round and summer is no exception.  Camp Cummer began June 9th. The galleries, studios and gardens are ready, and exciting projects are being planned for campers that include abstract sculpture, paper making, silhouette self-portraits, and botanical art. Drop-in Art returns for the summer as well.  Each [...]

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Collector’s Choice: Featured Collector, Brandon Choy

Jun

10

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern The process of viewing and falling in love with an art piece is an experience that one rarely forgets. The physical experience is often intoxicating, almost disorienting, walking through a space and seeing a piece that seems to hold its own magnetic charge pulling the viewer towards it. This [...]

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