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Tag Archives: Ninah Cummer

The Cummer Shop and VIELÄ Jewelry – The Boxwood Collection

Sep

20

In September 2017, Hurricane Irma devastated areas of the Florida coast. In particular, the Cummer Museum suffered extensive damage to their historic gardens. During the storm surge, the river is estimated to have risen four feet, causing flooding that lasted up to 24 hours. The salinity of the water devastated all the living matter and the gardens were closed indefinitely.

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‘ELLEN SHIPMAN AND THE AMERICAN GARDEN’ BOOK SIGNING WITH JUDITH TANKARD

Apr

05

Judith B. Tankard is an award winning landscape historian, author, and preservation consultant, with ten illustrated books on landscape under her belt. We are excited to announce that she has authored “Ellen Shipman and the American Garden”, and will be signing copies of the new book at the Museum on Friday, April 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. 

Philadelphia native Ellen Biddle Shipman discovered her remarkable talent for…

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#5WomenArtists – Augusta Savage: ‘Gamin’ and ‘The Diving Boy’

Mar

27

Augusta Savage (1892-1962) was an internationally renowned African American sculptor in the 1920s and 1930s. Born in Green Cove Springs, Florida she and her family moved to West Palm Beach. In 1919, she entered the West Palm Beach County Fair, and her work was awarded a special prize.

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The Chef’s Canvas: The Italian Garden

Dec

27

Today’s recipe from “The Chef’s Canvas” is a gnocchi dish that was inspired by the Italian Garden!

Handmade Gnocchi with Sweet Pea Puree, Oyster Mushrooms, and Crispy Guanciale
Serves 4

2 large Idaho potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed for proper consistency …

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Painting Conservation Efforts at the Cummer Museum

Sep

29

As part of the Museum’s commitment to preserve the permanent collection for future generations, conservation needs are assessed annually. Thanks to a donation from Jim and Joan Van Vleck, the Museum was able to undertake an assessment of the painting collection, treatment of four works, as well as the restoration of the English Garden’s center mosaic […]

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#5WomenArtists – Ellen Biddle Shipman

Apr

21

When Ms. Cummer hired Ellen Biddle Shipman in 1931 to embellish her property, she was reaching out to one of the most respected and sought-after landscape architect in the country. Shipman was part of a generation that succeeded in breaking into a largely male-dominated field, and her clients included famous American magnates such as the Fords and the Astors. Her gardens often appeared in magazines, and by 1933 House & Garden had named her the “Dean of Women Landscape Architects”. She shared her passion through many lectures and completed more than 600 projects.

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