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Collectors’ Choice: Featured Collectors, David and Elaine Strickland

Aug

19

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern One of the best approaches to understanding historical events and time periods is to study the art from it. Art, through time, does not only stand as an object from a different era or a depiction of what the artistic tastes were at the time, but also collects a […]

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Collectors’ Choice: Featured Collectors – Charles and Elli Zimmerman

Aug

05

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern   Fashion photography is considered the middle ground between high art and advertising, the bourgeoisie and pop culture. Some of the most prolific fashion photographers have produced work in the last century that changed the way we looked at photography and editorial fashion. Charles and Elli Zimmerman are fortunate […]

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Collectors’ Choice: Featured Collectors, Robert and Thelma Nied

Jul

29

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern The personal connection between a collector and their artworks, be it a marker of a significant memory, a part of their relationships with people, or a reminder of their cultural history, is not only necessary, but serves as the core motivation for their collecting. For collectors Robert and Thelma […]

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Collectors’ Choice: Featured Collector, David W. Foerster

Jun

24

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern Throughout art history, photography has often been the one medium holding its own standards. Unlike painting, drawing, sculpture, and the like, photography has carried the assumption that it is able to capture the “real world”, or that a photograph serves as an honest portrayal of what it depicts. David […]

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Collectors’ Choice: Inside the Hearts and Minds of Regional Collectors

May

16

Written by Caitlyn Gutierrez, Curatorial Intern The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens would like to present our more recent exhibition Collectors’ Choice: Inside the Hearts and Minds of Regional Collectors. In recent years this exhibition quickly became one of our most popular shows with visitors, showcasing prominent local collectors and the great variety of artworks of […]

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ART For ALL – Staff Participates in Disability Trianing

Apr

14

The Education Department at The Cummer recently participated in a professional development workshop to broaden their understanding of accessibility and arts education in children with disabilities.

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