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#5WomenArtists – Njideka Akunyili Crosby



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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Who Was the Ding Dong Daddy? – Part 2



This story picks up at what should have been the end.  Frank Van Wie was just sentenced to 10 years in state prison after being convicted of Bimagy for simultaneously being married to 14 different women.   However, sadly for the women of California, Van Wie was released on parole after serving only two years […]

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Who Was the Ding Dong Daddy? – Part 1



This story takes place during World War II, at which time he reportedly courted and married many of the women he met while working the streetcar. The problem is, he did not bother to…

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Book of the Week: Modern Art Desserts



This new series will introduce you to some of the books available at The Cummer Store. Keep you mind sharp by reading up on interesting topics, many of which relate to our permanent collection or special exhibitions. Let us know what you think of each book, or share books you think would complement our collection.

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Future Retro Designer Portfolios: Harley Earl



Written by Staci Bu Shea, Guest Curator for Future Retro Image source: To begin this series of blog posts related to significant car designers, there is no better way than to introduce the figure who can be credited with almost single-handedly establishing the field of automobile design as a major entity in its own […]

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In the Gardens – Spiny Orb Weaver



Currently these spiders are seen in The Cummer Gardens, and more often than not, they are so friendly that they will even pose for a picture!

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