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Jazz, Jacksonville and the Harlem Renaissance



Wednesday, November 28, 2012     6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Augusta Savage (American, 1892 – 1962), The Diving Boy, c. 1939, bronze, 32 ½ in., Bequest of Ninah M. H. Cummer, C.0.602.1.

When one hears the term Harlem Renaissance, it is hardly ever followed with thoughts of Jacksonville, FL. This may change for attendees of our Jazz, Jacksonville, and the Harlem Renaissance lecture on Wednesday, November 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join Hope McMath, Director of The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens along with Chief Curator, Holly Keris as they discuss Florida’s little-known connection to the Harlem Renaissance.  Learn about Jacksonville’s native sons James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson, along with another local artist, Augusta Savage, each of whom had unique ties to the Harlem Renaissance. The lecture will be followed by cocktails and live music by the Dixie/Swing Quintet featuring Lisa Kelly and JB Scott.

Attendance is $25 for members while non-members will pay $35. Please call (904) 899-6038 to make your required reservations by noon on Monday, November 26.

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