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Tag Archives: The Art of Empathy

The Cummer Receives NEA Grant to Support an Exhibition of Medieval Art



National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman has announced that the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Cummer is…

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Lecture at Brown University based on Cummer Painting



David Areford, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts and guest curator of The Cummer’s 2013 exhibition “The Art of Empathy: The Cummer Mother of Sorrows in Context,” recently gave a lecture at Brown University.

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Madonna of Sorrows Back on View



The Madonna of Sorrows was recently examined at Harvard University’s Straus Centre for Conservation in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Scientists  conducted a number of tests, including ultraviolet light examination, x-ray photography, and wood analysis, in order to learn more about the construction of this small panel painting. This scientific study will culminate in an exhibition at The Cummer […]

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