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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is committed to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 works of art on a riverfront campus offers more than 95,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.

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November Adult Classes

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Adult Art ClassesThe Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is proud to provide many educational opportunities for visitors of all ages. Adult classes are for those aged 16 years and above, and include both hands on and historical interaction with art. Art Fundamentals: Printmaking and Art Fundamentals: Acrylic Painting are two interactive classes where students of all levels learn the techniques of creating art. The History of Western Art: Early Christian to High Renaissance Art lecture is open to all, and the price of admission is included in the ticket price.  For further information, please contact Jan Thomas at 904.355.0630 or jthomas@cummermuseum.org.

NOVEMBER 5 | ART FUNDAMENTALS: ACRYLIC PAINTING

NOVEMBER 18 | HISTORY OF WESTERN ART: BAROQUE ART

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November Children’s Classes

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Kids ClassesThe Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens holds classes for all ages throughout the year.  In our monthly Art for Two class, for your Preschoolers and Kindergartners, you and your child can spend a morning exploring the Museum and making an art project. In the Art Adventures class elementary and middle school students can make amazing masterpieces while learning different mediums each month. In the Portfolio Building class, your little artist, aged 13 and up, can learn new skills while adding to their personal portfolio. For further information,  please contact Jan Thomas at 904.355.0630 or jthomas@cummermuseum.org.

NOVEMBER 8 | ART FOR TWO: FASHION FUN!

NOVEMBER 15 | ART ADVENTURES: THE SCULPTURE OF CHAIM GROSS!

NOVEMBER 22 | PORTFOLIO BUILDING: DRAWING

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It’s a Free for All!

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freforall_picture Don’t forget, this Saturday is the monthly Weaver First Saturday Free for All!  The Museum is open free of charge all day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Make sure you come by and enjoy some great music from This Frontier Needs Heroes on the Café patio.  Then, at 2 p.m. enjoy a free classical concert in the newly opened Stein Gallery, featuring fabulous works of 20th Century Art from the Museum’s permanent collection. A selection of musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will be performing.

If you haven’t made it by to visit Icons of Style: Fashion Makers, Models and Images, take the opportunity to come and see it today. Plus, make sure to visit the sculpture garden on the front lawn of campus and soak in the beauty of the newly installed sculptures from Chaim Gross.

As you can see, the Cummer Museum always had great events going on for all ages, so why not make the Museum a part of your weekend plans?

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Art Fundamentals: Acrylic Painting

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NOVEMBER 5, 12, 19, DECEMBER 3, 10,  17 | ART FUNDAMENTALS: ACRYLIC PAINTING

Wednesdays | 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Members $170, Non-members $190, Active Docents $85
Ages 16 and up

Instructor Allison Watson introduces painting to beginning students and strengthens the skills of intermediate painters. Learn composition for landscape and still life, color theory, and techniques in acrylic.For further information please call 904.355.0630 or email jthomas@cummer.org.

 Supplies are not included. Click HERE for supply list.

Register HERE for this six week class.

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Get Fashionable

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Thursday, November 13 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Members and Non-Members $20, Up & Cummers Members $15

Click HERE to make your reservation online or call 904.899.6038.

Wondering what to wear to all the holiday parties you’re going to be invited to? Do you love accessories but just don’t know how to put them together? Guys- are you curious what makes a blazer fit just the right way? Well, ask no more… local wardrobe stylist and fashion consultant Fitz Pullins will be answering all your burning questions.  Plus, hear the latest in holiday and winter trends from this fashion expert!

Fitz is an accomplished personal stylist and fashion consultant who brings his creative flair and tasteful eye to projects that range from fashion styling for glossy publications including Jacksonville Magazine to commercial styling for corporate clients like Revlon.  He loves helping clients cultivate a style to call their own.

Local stylist and fashion consultant, Fitz Pullins, will be giving you his style secrets for men and women on November 13th! Come enjoy tasty beverages, small bites, and get tips on what’s hot this fall and holiday season! We caught up with Fitz to chat about the event and get some insight as to what is in store of November 13!

Cummer Museum: What are your 3 favorite trends for fall?
Fitz Pullins: My 3 favorite trends for the fall are… anything leather (jackets, boots, skirts) … Prints (houndstooth, plaids, stripes) and Layering!! Fall is my favorite season!
CM: What do you like most about Jacksonville’s style?
FP: What I like most about Jacksonville style is how laid back it is… sometimes, almost too laid back.
CM: Why should people come out for your event on November 13th?
FP: You all should come to the Museum to hear tips on how simple it can be to look fashionable, without trying too hard.

So, come by the Museum to enjoy small bites, a delicious beverage (included in your ticket price), and great tunes from DJ Autrelle. Then, stay to listen to tips and tricks for making your wardrobe more artful and stylish, for both men and women.

This event is expected to SELL OUT so please RSVP by Friday, November 7, 2014. We do not mail tickets. We check your name at the door the day of the event. No refunds.

Beer generously provided by Intuition Ale Works!

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All Together: The Sculpture of Chaim Gross

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Chaim Gross (American, 1904 - 1991), Mother Dancing, 1956, bronze, 69 x 19 x 28 in. Courtesy of the Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation, New York.

Chaim Gross (American, 1904 – 1991), Mother Dancing, 1956, bronze, 69 x 19 x 28 in. Courtesy of the Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation, New York.

American sculptor Chaim Gross (1904 – 91) is renowned for his figurative direct carvings in wood from the first half of the 20th century. In the mid-1950s, however, he began to make large-scale bronzes that enabled him to shift from the solid massing of his carvings to a more open, linear style. From 1957 through the 1980s, Gross created more than 300 bronze works that range in scale from miniatures to life-size portraits to large-scale public works. Today approximately 100 of these bronzes are in public collections. Around a dozen are on permanent view at American universities, and particularly in Gross’s native New York, including Yeshiva University, Fordham University, Pace University, and City College.

The installation at the Cummer Museum features eight of Gross’s large-scale works in bronze from the collection of the Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation that are among his most eloquent and powerful sculptures in the medium. They feature the family groupings, acrobats, and circus performers for which Gross is best known, while two of the group reveal a more abstract approach to form. The interdependence and connectedness of the forms and figures within each work reveals a generosity of spirit that continues to reverberate today. You won’t want to miss this exhibition!

This exhibition is on loan from the Renne and Chaim Gross Foundation, New York.

To find out more about programming related to this exhibition, click here.

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