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Tag Archives: exhibition

7 Reasons Your Teen Should Join the Junior Docent Program

Aug

28

August marks the shifting of energies to return to school, and it is the time to apply to become a Junior Docent. Starting in September and continuing through April, Junior Docents attend regular meetings on Tuesday nights at the Museum. The program is open to all interested students in the 6th through 12th grade.

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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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LIFT: OVERSTREET DUCASSE

Dec

13

Written by: Katie Dietzel, Public Relations Intern Overstreet Ducasse is a contributing artist for LIFT: Contemporary Expressions of the African American Experience which presents a modern response to Jacksonville’s African American heritage, using the lyrics to James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson’s Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing as inspiration. Ducasse immigrated from Haiti when he […]

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James McBey: From Tragedy to Triumph

Dec

12

James McBey’s early years were filled with strife. Born on December 23, 1883, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, he was the illegitimate child of an absente father and an uncaring mother.

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LIFT: MARSHA HATCHER

Nov

22

Written by: Julie Thieman, Marketing Intern Marsha Hatcher is a contributing artist for LIFT: Contemporary Expressions of the African American Experience which presents a modern response to Jacksonville’s African American Heritage, while using the lyrics to James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson’s Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing as inspiration.   Hatcher was born in […]

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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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