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Family Activity Series: Cairo, Egypt



For this series, each geographical stop is paired with an item. Each item is significant and serves a specific function in ancient Islamic tradition. In order to complete each activity, please print the post and enjoy. The first stop in our activity series is Cairo, Egypt. A minbar is a pulpit that is used by the […]

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Accessibility Outreach



The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is committed to living its mission, to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens, and education. This mission extends to all people, including those with disabilities who represent an integral part of the diverse range of visitors to the Museum.

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Ink, Silk, and Gold: A Family Activity Series



Islam is one of the most practiced religions in the world. If you practice Islam, your day starts with a call to prayer. Let the new exhibition Ink, Silk, and, Gold: Islamic Treasures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston call you to the Cummer Museum. Ink, Silk, and Gold will feature Islamic works of art dating from […]

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James McNeill Whistler



James McNeill Whistler (1834 – 1903) was a complicated artist who approached his life and work in a unique, often unorthodox way. At the age of 11 he began studying fine art in Russia and realized art would be his profession. He would later tell people he was born in St. Petersburg, Russia as opposed to his actual birthplace of Lowell, Massachusetts.

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Cummer Museum Junior Docents



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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The “Leaning Virgin”, James McBey & WWI



We’ve all heard of the Leaning Tower of Pisa but who has heard of the Leaning Virgin? The Leaning Virgin became a legend in Northern France during World War I. It was destroyed in April 1918, and we want to take time this April to remember it in its perplexing glory.

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