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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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Docent of the Month: Joanne Philpot



Why did you want to be a Docent and how long have you been with the Museum? My friend and former colleague, Claire Nielsen, approached me about becoming a Docent when I told her I would be retiring from teaching after 31 years.

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Inside the Women of Vision Program



The Museum’s Art Beyond Sight programs provide specially designed art education and art-making experiences for individuals who are visually impaired: including touch tours of the Museum, classroom outreach to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, and Women of Vision, a group which has made the Museum their meeting place for the past 18 years. This program represents…

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LIFT: Family Day



You are invited to a special family day, to celebrate the opening of LIFT: Contemporary Expressions of the African American Experience, at not one but two Museums! This Saturday, June 18th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy free admission at both the Ritz Theatre & Museum and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, […]

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May has been a busy month so far for the Museum. Between the VSA Festival and wrapping up school tours before summer begins, the Docents have been putting in lots of hours on Campus. Louise Gentry is one of those docents who is always willing to jump in when needed! Here’s what makes her such […]

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Summer is almost here and so is Camp Cummer!



Children, rising 1st – 6th grade, experiment with different art mediums in the studio, explore the Cummer Gardens and Galleries, have free time in Art Connections, snack, lunch and much more! The Education staff creates dynamic lesson plans and art projects based off the Museum’s permanent collection, gardens, and traveling exhibitions that will stimulate your […]

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