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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is committed to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 works of art on a riverfront campus offers more than 95,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.

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IT’S A FREE FOR ALL!

Feb

05

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Stop by the Museum tomorrow for Weaver First Saturday Free for All and enjoy a fun, family day at the Museum… for free! Come view the newly opened exhibition, Archipenko: A Modern Legacy. Stay for brunch and live music from Jesse Montoya. Make sure to take a Florida-winter stroll through the Gardens that are still lush and green! Whether you chose to spend your time at the Museum or around town, have a wonderful weekend.

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VSA FESTIVAL VOLUNTEER 2016

Jan

28

Written by: Mary Dolmovich

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This year’s Very Special Arts Festival will take place Tuesday, May 3 through Friday, May 6. We will serve nearly 2,300 students, so we will need about 1,300 volunteers. Volunteers will help staff ArtStops, which are short, hands-on activities scattered throughout the VSA1Museum’s galleries, as well as guide groups of students through the ArtStops. VSA2Each day will run from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. with a short break during the Festival times. You are invited to stay for a free lunch at the conclusion of the day’s events. If you have any further questions, please call 904.355.0630 or email education@cummermuseum.org.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!

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Archipenko: A Modern Legacy – Opening Events

Jan

26

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The Museum is excited to unveil Archipenko: A Modern Legacy. This exhibition highlights the fantastic work of Ukrainian-born American avant-garde artist, sculptor, and graphic artist, Alexander Archipenko, in the Mason Gallery.

Museum Members are invited to come by the Museum from 12 to 4 p.m. for a special preview before the show opens and docent tours every hour on the hour starting at noon.

Everyone is invited to the Community Opening Celebration at 5 p.m. Enjoy nibbles, beer and wine and live music from pianist Anthony Felton, and art demonstration from Tony Wood. You will not want to miss remarks from Chief Curator Holly Keris at 6:30 p.m.

MEMBERS FREE | NON-MEMBERS $10

For further information or to register, please call 904.899.6038 or click the ticket link below.

TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION FOR THE COMMUNITY CLICK HERE

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DOCENT HIGHLIGHT: Judy Mizrahi

Jan

12

judyWith students returning to school after winter break, the Education Team is back to giving multiple tours a day, 4 days a week. (For more info on School Tours, click here.) These tours would not be possible without the help of dedicated Docents in our Docent Corps! This month we highlight Judy Mizrahi for all her hardwork at the Museum. Thank you Judy for all you do to further the Museum’s mission of “Engaging and Inspiring through Arts, Gardens and Education”!

IN THE WORDS OF JUDY…

About myself.

Except for a brief time away for college (Go Gators!) and my husband’s medical training, Jacksonville has been my home since I was eight years old.  After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Education and subsequently, a Master of Arts in Education, I taught high school social sciences in the Duval County Public Schools for 24 years. It proved to be a fabulous career for me. Always learning, never boring, and absolutely nothing can beat the euphoria of witnessing students as they become truly engaged in learning.

Why did I want to become a docent?

As my own two children became adults and started having children of their own, it was time for me to retire.  Although I kept busy with grandchildren and working part time in my husband’s medical practice,  I still felt something was missing.  I really missed the energizing interaction of teaching. A few years ago, the Cummer was planning an exhibit entitled One Family, by Israeli photographer, Vardi Kahana.  A friend mentioned that the Museum was looking to train a few special docents for this exhibit . At first I was somewhat intimidated since I did not have an art history background, but fortunately I decided to be bold and I took a chance. I was hooked from day one!! The museum educators were fabulous and the training was excellent.  I was especially impressed with the warm welcome I received by every single person involved with the Museum.

Favorite part of the job:

That’s easy!  I love taking these precious children through the Museum and Gardens as they eagerly engage with the art. I also love the warmth and camaraderie of my fellow docents. My time at the Cummer is truly one of the highlights of my week!

In my spare time I enjoy reading and spending time with our six grandsons!

 

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Eva Chase Wood?

Jan

04

ECWCardNewCummer5Continuing in the spirit of collaboration, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has teamed up with Playwright Jennifer Chase and Director Barbara Colaciello to bring you a unique work that follows an adolescent’s path to discovery and identity. Enjoy live accompaniment to the play with music performed by Jennifer Chase and special guests Holly DeCardenas and Lauren Fincham.

The piece, set in a 1970s Catholic School, centers around a girl played by Eva Matthews. She performs a series of monologues while posing for artist Tony Wood. His contemporary paintings incorporate religious iconography and Mary Magdalene references, combined with Jean Michel inspired graffiti, along with Jim Dine and Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art influences. Universal experiences are uncovered through hilarious encounters with the Sisters of Divine Providence, an unwelcome summer guest, and parents and sibling. On a broader note, the story serves as an observation of the comedy, comfort, conflict, and beauty that can be found in religion and art.

Make sure to reserve your spot for opening night, Friday, January 15th at 7 p.m. or the Sunday Matinee on January 17th at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include Museum admission, so make sure to arrive early to enjoy the Museum! (PLEASE NOTE: Friday evening Museum doors open at 6 p.m.)

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR Friday, January 15th at 7 p.m.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR Sunday, January 17th at 2 p.m.

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Ritz Chamber: Recital Series

Jan

01

1934555_10153526057623801_8082638509771588352_nJoin the Museum for a special evening of music with Ann Hobson-Pilot on harp and Kelly Hall-Tompkins on violin. The galleries will be open, so come at 6 p.m. to enjoy an artful evening of sound and sights.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8
DOORS AT 6 p.m. | CONCERT AT 7 p.m.

Works By: Donizetti, Marson, Albeniz, Saint-Saens, Williams and Piazzolla!

This event is free and open to the public, however click here to reserve your spot. Donations are always welcomed!

 

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