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Cummer Museum Junior Docents

May

02

The Junior Docents of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens are students in the sixth through twelfth grades. Each school year they contribute hours to the Museum and the community. They participate in varied learning experiences and create an exhibition consisting of their original work.

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Curiosity… continued

Nov

23

Did you read the blog Curiosity (posted November 16, 2016)? Here is the story of the inspirational folk piece for Gary Graham’s coat we spoke of, the Ann Carll Coverlet, Blazing Star and Snowballs.

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Curiosity

Nov

16

On the east wall of the Mason Gallery an untitled fashion piece by Gary Graham is described as follows; Coat: wool and cotton engineered Jacquard; Leggings: digitally printed cotton twill and Lycra. This coat was made with indigo dye. When studying the extraction steps of indigo dye from its plant, Indigofera tinctoria, we learned that the […]

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Art & Science: Paper – Nutritious and Versatile

Feb

27

Paper comes in many forms for many different uses. The fibers of which it is made have come from many different basic components, but its basic production process and essential properties remain the same. With slight changes or additions, it is still paper, whether…

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Art & Science: Empathy for Paper

Dec

23

When discussing the pieces in the Museum, we often talk about “works of art on paper”, an interesting category that is not defined by historic period, artist, or even by artistic medium, but, by the material the work is on – paper. Works that include…

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Art & Science: Curiosity of a Modern Time

Nov

25

…I was curious, what else was happening? Beyond and within government programs and private endeavors, what technological advances were pushing industry along, not only processes but what was new?

Scotch tape was new, originally…

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