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Tag Archives: Harlem Renaissance

Top 10 Facts About The Great Depression

Nov

19

This series will highlight 10 quick and easy facts about different cultures, artistic movements, and stylistic periods. Stay tuned for the next list in the series!
To see more paintings from Modern Dialect, come visit the Museum before January 5th, 2014.

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Jazz, Jacksonville and the Harlem Renaissance

Nov

19

When one hears the term Harlem Renaissance, it is hardly ever followed with thoughts of Jacksonville, FL. This may change for attendees of our Jazz, Jacksonville, and the Harlem Renaissance lecture on…

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LaVilla: “Harlem of the South” – Bus Tour

Oct

19

Travel through Jacksonville’s LaVilla neighborhood on a stimulating bus tour and learn about the rich history of this cultural area. From the Ritz Museum and Theatre to the old Globe Theatre, now the Clara White Mission, hear stories of the famous musicians, artists, and writers who contributed to…

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#16 Augusta Savage – Diving Boy

Aug

30

“It gives me courage to do things I’m scared of.” – Isabella, age 10

“This is the piece of artwork that I always seek out when my spirit needs lifting. It is often said that one’s attraction to a particular artwork has to do with your life’s experiences – ‘The Diving Boy’ reminds me of when my sons were young – they would step from the bath tub waiting for me to wrap them in a towel – the connection has nothing to do with diving, but the love and warmth of a mother’s love for her young sons.” – anonymous

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Happy Birthday, Augusta Savage!

Feb

28

One of our great African American female artists represented in The Cummer’s collection is Augusta Savage. You may have seen her work when visiting the current Cummer Legacy exhibit, but did you know that she is a native of northeast Florida?

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