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Tag Archives: Cummer Museum

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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New Name, Same Incredible Program!

Apr

09

Originally launched in 1995 as the VSA Festival, the Museum’s annual Festival, underwent a name change this year to align with Florida’s leading arts access organization, Arts4All/Florida, formerly VSA of Florida. Developed in alignment with the guiding principles of VSA, the International Organization on Arts and Disability, part of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Cummer Museum’s Arts4All Festival has become a national model, receiving consistent local and national recognition in its field.

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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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Italian Art Lecture Series

Mar

26

This past year, both Cummer Beaches and Cummer Amelia collaborated with local organizations to present a three-part lecture series on Italian Art. Cummer Beaches was first to host the series in September, October, and November of 2018.

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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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