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Tag Archives: James McBey

The “Leaning Virgin”, James McBey & WWI

Apr

27

We’ve all heard of the Leaning Tower of Pisa but who has heard of the Leaning Virgin? The Leaning Virgin became a legend in Northern France during World War I. It was destroyed in April 1918, and we want to take time this April to remember it in its perplexing glory.

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FREE TUESDAY LECTURE: WHY DOES WAR NEED ART?

Jan

17

War stories have always been told through song, dance, writing, and especially art. When stepping through Heroes & Battlefields: World War I Prints by James McBey, one is sure to feel the empathy McBey felt for his fellow soldiers during his time drawing sketches in the trenches of World War I.

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James McBey: From Tragedy to Triumph

Dec

12

James McBey’s early years were filled with strife. Born on December 23, 1883, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, he was the illegitimate child of an absente father and an uncaring mother.

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Talks & Tea: Afternoons at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

Oct

17

Talks & Tea offers opportunities for both social and mental connections to the artwork at the Museum, combined with delicious refreshments in a comfortable setting. Once a month, an art historian, artist, or other expert facilitates informational and educational discussions on a variety of topics related to the Museum’s Permanent Collection and special exhibitions. This […]

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Looking Back to Look Forward: Part 9

Oct

28

One thousand guests attended, including Florida Governor Farris Bryant and Jacksonville Mayor Haydon Burns. Governor Bryant said that he…

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