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Tag Archives: history

First Coast Cultural Institutions Offer Special Summer Discount

Jun

03

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is delighted to announce its Summer Membership Promotion. From June 1-August 17, any existing member of The Cummer Museum, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), or Museum of Science and History (MOSH) will receive…

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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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A Commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement: Photography from the High Museum of Art

Mar

10

Written by Caitlyn Gutierrez, Curatorial Intern The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens would like to present A Commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement: Photography from the High Museum of Art. This exhibit is composed of 22 photographic images captured over the course of the Civil Rights Movement, from 1956 – 1968. These photographs were [...]

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Our Shared Past: Highlight on Jim Draper

Jan

21

There will be artist appearances at the Stein Gallery January through April. Each Saturday, artists from the exhibition will be in the Gallery from 1 to 3 p.m. Others will make appearances…

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Modern Dialect: Spotlight on John Steuart Curry

Dec

10

The current exhibit Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, on display in the Mason Gallery until January 5, 2014, contains works made by various artists in the early to mid 20th century. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens’ permanent collection also contains works by three of these artists: William Zorach, John Steuart Curry, and George Wesley Bellows.

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In the Gallery: Venus, Roman-Egyptian, 1st-2nd cent. A.D.

Dec

03

In Greek and Roman mythology, Venus, known as “Aphrodite” in Greek, is the goddess of love, beauty, sex, fertility, and prosperity. Across history, poetry, and songs have been created and wars have been started in honor of her influence over…

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