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Tag Archives: Cummer Museum Permanent Collection

Did you know? | Marie Laurencin

Oct

12

Did you know that Marie Laurencin was part of the exciting Paris art scene of the early 20th century? She hung out with some of the most famous names of her day: Picasso, Braque, Gleizes, and Metzinger. She had a passionate love affair with famous poet, playright, supporter of cubism, and art critic Guillaume Apollinaire, […]

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Engaging Local Schools Through Cummer in the Classroom

Jul

05

WRITTEN BY: SAMANTHA AHNEN, MARKETING INTERN Each year, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens partners with underserved urban core elementary schools to promote its mission to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens, and education. Cummer in the Classroom provides PreK3 through 5th grade students with cultural experiences that fully integrate art, creativity, literacy, […]

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#5WomenArtists – Alice Kent Stoddard

Mar

21

Mrs. Ninah Cummer (1875 – 1958) had her portrait painted in 1927, when she was in her early fifties. The artist, Alice Kent Stoddard (1885 – 1976), was born in Watertown, Connecticut, but left her hometown to study at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College of Art and Design), and at the renowned Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under the guidance of famous artists Thomas Eakins (1844 – 1916) and William Merritt Chase (1849 – 1916).

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#5WomenArtists – Pauline Vallayer-Moutet

Mar

14

In a 1950 letter to London based art dealer Paul Wengraf, from whom she often purchased artworks, Mrs. Cummer decribes where she has hung some of her paintings:

“In my library are some of my dearest things […] On the right of this picture [1] is a painting of a French interior by Pauline Vallayer-Moutet.[2] This is a canvas of almost the exact size of the Morland. [3] The subject portrays two maids polishing the brasses, as only the French can do, and the strong light from a window, such as Vermeer would use in his pictures, streams into the room. And this, by the way, was my first investment in painting (the Paul King picture having been earlier acquired as a gift), and was purchased about 1905, nearly fifty years ago.”

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