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Tag Archives: Atlantic Ocean

Art & Science: Tannins, Rope, and the St. Johns Riverkeeper

Jul

29

It is July, about half way between school terms, and it is week five of Camp Cummer. As usual, the summer at the Cummer has its rains and heat, its humidity and sweating brows. Art fills the studios, curiosity echoes in the galleries and lunchtime brings out a “roaring” play in the Gardens, as the campers tap into new found energy. Except for Wednesdays…

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In the Gallery: Hunting Alligators by Theodor de Bry, 1591 in La Florida Exhibit

May

07

In 2013, Florida is commemorating the 500-year anniversary of the arrival of Europeans and Africans in the Americas. Juan Ponce de León’s expedition…

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Happy Birthday Frederick Carl Frieseke!

Apr

07

A dancer, sitting legs crossed upon a stool, holds a mirror up to her face. Lifting her hand to her lips, she applies lipstick just before going on stage. She is clothed in a soft pink garment that slips down to reveal her pale shoulder. The woman is surrounded by pink, blue and white floral drapery…

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#3 Thomas Hart Benton – June Morning

Nov

29

Thomas Hart Benton used his art to elevate the experiences of everyday people and ordinary events.  Characteristic of his mature style, June Morning depicts a view from his mother’s house on Martha’s Vineyard.  In the foreground, the vibrant, twining foliage parts to reveal Benton’s neighbor milking a cow. The Atlantic Ocean is visible in the […]

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Movie Posters from the 1920’s!

Aug

26

By: Melanie O’Donnell Have you seen our new exhibit, Jacksonville’s Norman Studios: Movie Posters from the Permanent Collection? Before Hollywood dominated the film industry, Florida was the hot spot for movie executives. With our warm weather, sunny skies, convenient location, cheap labor, and diverse scenery, Florida quickly became a frontrunner in the early film business […]

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