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On the Road: ‘Return from the Harvest’ Tours the Country

Apr

10

One of the Cummer Museum’s largest, heaviest, and most important paintings, which has not left the walls of the Museum since 1995, is now on a three-venue tour as part of a major exhibition, Bouguereau & America.  The painting, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Return from the Harvest, c. 1878, will travel to the Milwaukee Art Museum, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and the San Diego Museum of Art through January 2020. 

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The English Garden is Restored and Open!

Apr

09

Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, the English Garden has been restored and re-opened to the public! Work on infrastructure repairs began on January 14, and except for a few minor tweaks here and there, all that is needed is time for Mother Nature to take over and let the plants grow.

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#5WomenArtists – Elizabeth Catlett

Mar

21

Elizabeth Catlett (1915 – 2012) was a teacher and a successful artist. She graduated cum laude from Howard University in 1935. Catlett had not originally planned on going to Howard because she won a scholarship to the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh. After the college found out she was black, however, the university denied her…

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#5WomenArtists – Selma Burke

Mar

19

If you have ever looked at the face on a dime, you probably know that it is Franklin Delano Roosevelt. What you may not know is that Selma Burke (1900 – 1995), a professional sculptor and art educator of the Harlem Renaissance, created the likeness of the former president that inspired the dime’s image.

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#5WomenArtists – Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Mar

08

Njideka Akunyili Crosby (b. 1983) was born in Nigeria, where she lived until she was sixteen. She moved to the United States in 1999 and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. Crosby is known for creating layered figurative compositions that draw from art historical, political, and personal references.

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Jeremiah Brzoska and the Reinhold Courtyard

Jan

03

Jeremiah Brzoska and his team create beautiful weathered works of art, making him and his company, Artistic Finishes of North Florida, a well-known name among home builders. With an artist’s eye and mastery over the ancient technique of Venetian plaster finishing, Brzoska and his company turned the Cummer Museum’s Reinhold Courtyard into a unique piece of art. Artistic Finishes of North Florida and Brzoska graciously donated a great deal of the cost of the project.

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