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Tag Archives: La Florida

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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Jr. Docent Podcast #4: Artist Eugene Savage and the Seminoles

Apr

22

As Florida became a tourist destination, artists discovered it as well, recording Florida’s…

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Jr. Docent Podcast #3: Florida Outsider Art

Apr

22

Self-taught artists are also part of Florida’s artistic heritage. One of the most well-known was Jesse Aaron of Lake City

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Jr. Docent Podcast #2: Audubon and Florida

Apr

22

Noted wildlife illustrator John James Audubon spent time documenting the wildlife of Florida. Two of his works are represented in this exhibition.

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In the Gallery: The St. Johns River by Martin Johnson Heade, c.1890s in La Florida Exhibit

Apr

09

Martin Johnson Heade lived in Florida from 1883 until his death. At first an avid hunter, he soon changed his views and

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