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Tag Archives: marble

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



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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Sculpture Garden Inaugural Exhibition: Enzo Torcoletti



The Cummer is pleased to present The Human Figure: Sculptures by Enzo Torcoletti as the inaugural exhibition in the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Community Sculpture Garden & Plaza.

Although based in St. Augustine, Torcoletti’s work…

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Educational Aspects of the Sculpture Garden



September 21st will bring the opening of The Cummer Museum’s newest exhibition space, the J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Community Sculpture Garden & Plaza, located at the northwest corner of the Museum campus. This space represents a markedly different approach to…

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Art in the Gardens: The Italian Fountain



It is thought that the Cummers’ trip to Italy in 1930 inspired Mrs. Cummer to create the Italian garden that is now such an integral part of the Cummer Museum and Gardens. While in Italy…

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In the Gallery: Torso of a Youth, Greaco-Roman Sculpture, 1st Century A.D.



This small sculpture, despite being only a Torso of a youth from the shoulders to knees, is…

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#46 Workshop of Gian Lorenzo Bernini: Cardinal de Richelieu



Cardinal de Richelieu (1585-1642) was a man of respectable but humble origins who became the chief minister of King Louis XIII (1601-1643) in 1624 and, eventually, the virtual ruler of France.

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