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Tag Archives: portrait

Collector’s Choice: Featured Collector, Helen Lane

Jul

08

Written by Caitlyn Cooney, Curatorial Intern   When viewing a work of art, it is common that the piece may evoke memories of an experience, a place, or significant people in the viewers’ lives. For collector Helen Lane, these relationships serve as motivation in her artwork selections. Her collection of 19th and early 20th century […]

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In the Gallery – Marie Victoire Lemoine: Louis Benoit Zamor

Jun

19

Lemoine was an artist at a time when women were limited in their subjects. Education for women artists was limited by their exclusion from…

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Very Special Arts Festival 2012 – Day 1

May

01

Today is the first day of our VSA Festival for 2012. Today alone we saw about 1000 students with special needs and had over 700 volunteers helping us from around the community. Students…

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In the Gallery: Pier Francesco de Jacopo Foschi – Bartolomeo Compagni

Apr

24

This portrait is of wealthy, Florentine merchant Bartolomeo Compagni, who lived in London, where many other rich foreigners lived. Italians, like Compagni, were especially distinguished in import and export trade. He administered several “fund raisers” to support…

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The Cummer Wants to Inspire You

Mar

07

The artist John Singer Sargent once said, “Every time I paint a portrait, I lose a friend”.  What he meant was that his friends thought he painted them too realistically – blemishes and all! Before photography was invented important and wealthy people paid artists to paint their portraits.  These portraits provided important clues about lives […]

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