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See the Inspiration Behind Modern Comics, Anime, and Manga

Sep

04

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens houses an extensive collection of ukiyo-e prints. Fields of Color: The Art of Japanese Printmaking, currently on view at the Museum, features 19 of these prints, ranging from the 19th to early 20th centuries. Ukiyo-e, which translates to “picture(s) of the floating world”, traditionally depicted images that were easy to relate to or held common interest, such as scenes of entertainment, fantasy, history, or everyday life. Because of their mass production these images were easily accessible to all levels of Japanese society. These images were so common that some even used the prints as wrapping paper!

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‘ELLEN SHIPMAN AND THE AMERICAN GARDEN’ BOOK SIGNING WITH JUDITH TANKARD

Apr

05

Judith B. Tankard is an award winning landscape historian, author, and preservation consultant, with ten illustrated books on landscape under her belt. We are excited to announce that she has authored “Ellen Shipman and the American Garden”, and will be signing copies of the new book at the Museum on Friday, April 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. 

Philadelphia native Ellen Biddle Shipman discovered her remarkable talent for…

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Cummer Museum Celebrates 55th Anniversary

Nov

11

The Cummer Gallery of Art, built on the site of the home of Arthur Gerrish Cummer and Ninah May Holden Cummer, was dedicated at a glittering reception held on November 10, 1961, with one thousand guests in attendance, including Florida Governor C. Farris Bryant and Jacksonville Mayor Haydon Burns.

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School Tours: Enhancing Creativity and Exploration in Young Minds

Oct

20

On any given weekday at the Museum you will see lines of students filing through the corridors, groups of students completing activities in the Galleries, and clusters of students wandering the Gardens with clipboards examining plants and architectural features.

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Folk Couture: Translating Emotion into Wearable Art

Oct

03

What happens when you ask 13 designers to explore the American Folk Art Museum in New York and translate pieces into wearable art? You get Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens’ newest installation, running October 7 through December 31, 2016. The designers are a mixture of…

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From the Chairman of the Board

Aug

23

It is with surprise and sorrow that I write to let you know that Hope McMath has informed the Board of Trustees of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens of her decision to step down as its Director. She will work with the Board for an extended period to ensure a successful transition. Hope expressed […]

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