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Tag Archives: Europe

What’s Blooming? Azaleas!



The Azalea, originally called Indica azalea, was first found in Japan when Asia was still the East Indies. Now azaleas not only pepper Asia and Europe, but they are also used in extraordinary quantity in the southeastern United States.

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A Closer Look at Nazi Looting



So, what do the Nazis have to do with Jacksonville, you ask? With two pieces of Nazi loot uncovered in The Cummer’s permanent collection, the answer is more than you might think.

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Happy Birthday Peter Paul Rubens!



Rubens was known as a 17th century Flemish baroque painter who’s known for his…

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What’s Blooming? Vinca!



Vinca, whose name is derived from the Latin vincire (meaning “to bind”) is a genus of flower native to Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. The fact that its name relates to…

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Happy Birthday Frederick Carl Frieseke!



A dancer, sitting legs crossed upon a stool, holds a mirror up to her face. Lifting her hand to her lips, she applies lipstick just before going on stage. She is clothed in a soft pink garment that slips down to reveal her pale shoulder. The woman is surrounded by pink, blue and white floral drapery…

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de Jonghe’s The Japanese Fan back on View



This unique show, which opened in December 2011, includes several Western works from our Permanent Collection. And now we’re adding another impressive piece to the mix.

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