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Tag Archives: wood

All Together: The Sculpture of Chaim Gross

Oct

29

American sculptor Chaim Gross (1904 – 91) is renowned for his figurative direct carvings in wood from the first half of the 20th century. In the mid-1950s, however, he began to make large-scale bronzes that enabled him to shift from the solid massing of his carvings to a more open, linear style. From 1957 through the 1980s, Gross created more than 300 bronze works that range in scale from miniatures to life-size portraits to large-scale public works. Today approximately 100 of these bronzes are…

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Modern Dialect: Spotlight on William Zorach

Dec

17

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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Art & Science: The Beauty and Strength of the Live Oak Tree

Oct

28

So, next time you are admiring a live oak, whether it be in our backyard or yours, admire it for its majestic beauty and its phenomenal strength, and your experience will be twice as sweet.

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In the Gallery: Grinding Sugar Cane by Memphis Wood

Jul

09

A native of Dacula, Georgia, Memphis Wood studied at the University of Florida and received her M.F.A. from the University of Georgia.

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Folio Weekly Exhibition Artist Highlight: Tony Wood

Nov

26

Tony Wood was born in Nashville, Tennessee but has lived in Jacksonville since 1981. Wood has studied at…

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Lobby & Store Renovations

Jul

13

What do you think of the changes we have made to the Front Lobby and The Museum Store?

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