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Tag Archives: WWII

Who Was the Ding Dong Daddy? – Part 1



This story takes place during World War II, at which time he reportedly courted and married many of the women he met while working the streetcar. The problem is, he did not bother to…

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Modern Dialect: Spotlight on John Steuart Curry



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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The Prints of William Walmsley



The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens would like to present The Prints of William Walmsley, an exhibit that will highlight the works by Walmsley in The Cummer’s permanent collection. Bill Walmsley holds the record for…

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RECAP – Talks and Tea: Future Retro



Written by Kiani Ned, Marketing Intern                                     On Thursday, June 20th at 1:30pm the Cummer Museum continued its Talks and Tea Series with an enlightening and captivating conversation centering around our latest exhibit, Future Retro: The Great Age of […]

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In the Gallery: Passions of Christ by Romare Bearden,1945



Written by Jocelyn Boigenzahn, Curatorial Intern After serving in the Army during World War II, Bearden created a series of cubist inspired watercolors and paintings and called, The Passion of Christ.  This this series was first exhibited at the Samuel Kootz Gallery in Bearden’s first New York show. Interestingly, most of the series was done in watercolor.  […]

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Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile



The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens would like to present Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile,an exhibition comprised of drawings from the collection of Jean S. and Frederick A. Sharf and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston that showcase the…

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