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Tag Archives: Jacksonville

Museum Receives Endowment for Garden Curator

Apr

02

The Museum has received an $800,000 gift to name and endow the position of Garden Curator, thanks to the generosity of the Lorena “Lory” Doolittle and her family. The gift allows the Museum to…

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#5WomenArtists – Augusta Savage

Mar

18

Augusta Savage became a gifted sculptor, significant teacher, leader, and catalyst for change. Overcoming poverty, racism, and sexual discrimination, Savage became one of this country’s most influential artists of the 20th century, playing an instrumental role in the development of…

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Inspired Palates: A Dinner Party Series

Nov

05

Clutch your pearls and fill your glasses! The Cummer Museum is throwing a dinner party! This avant-garde series of dinners will inspire your palate and spark your creative energies, all to support bringing an exciting and diverse calendar of exhibitions and related programming to the Jacksonville community. The Cummers were known to…

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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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Welcome Kim Kuta Dring!

Sep

28

Kim Kuta Dring recently joined the Cummer Museum team as Director of Education, overseeing the school, adult, family, outreach, and docent programs as well as Museum Education staff.

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See the Inspiration Behind Modern Comics, Anime, and Manga

Sep

04

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens houses an extensive collection of ukiyo-e prints. Fields of Color: The Art of Japanese Printmaking, currently on view at the Museum, features 19 of these prints, ranging from the 19th to early 20th centuries. Ukiyo-e, which translates to “picture(s) of the floating world”, traditionally depicted images that were easy to relate to or held common interest, such as scenes of entertainment, fantasy, history, or everyday life. Because of their mass production these images were easily accessible to all levels of Japanese society. These images were so common that some even used the prints as wrapping paper!

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