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#5WomenArtists – Augusta Savage

Mar

24

Born in Green Cove Springs, Florida, Augusta Savage (1892 – 1962) is considered one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century, and the first African American elected to the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors.

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Preview of Garden Month

Feb

24

WRITTEN BY SARAH JACKSON, ADVANCEMENT INTERN This years Garden Month is filled with exciting events for the whole family. Stop by the Museum this March for a fun-filled month. The festivities begin on Saturday, March 4, with the Garden Month Kickoff and Plant Sale. Celebrate the coming of spring at this free family day, by purchasing […]

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Arthur and Ninah: A Valentine’s Day Post

Feb

14

WRITTEN BY SARAH JACKSON, ADVANCEMENT INTERN “…and it means every thing in the world to me—because I love you more and more and I am looking forward to peaceful happy days in our lovely home and garden—With a heart full of devotion—Yours as always,             Sweetheart” Arthur Cummer met Ninah May Holden at the University […]

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The English Garden

Dec

28

Thumbing through pictures of the Gardens from the 1920s and 30s, it’s easy to see, even in sepia tones, their stunning beauty. Brimming with hundreds of blooms from daylilies, peonies, iris, cannas, and roses, it was a spectacular sight. Petunias, snapdragons, and candytuft blossomed while white clematis, red passion flowers, and Japanese and Chinese wisteria perfumed the air.

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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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Garden Concert: Canary in the Coalmine

Oct

26

Start your weekend off in the historic Gardens with the WillowWacks and Canary in the Coalmine playing under the stars.

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