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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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Come join the fun this summer at Camp Cummer!

Jul

02

Summer is here and the Museum is buzzing with activity! Campers get to experience a week full of fun and learning at Camp Cummer. Children, rising 1st – 6th grade, experiment with different art mediums in the studio, explore the Cummer Gardens and art galleries, have free time in Art Connections, snack, lunch and much [...]

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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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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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