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Tag Archives: Robert Henri

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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#8 William Glackens – The Lake

Oct

25

A native of Philadelphia, William Glackens began his artistic career as a newspaper illustrator. In 1891, he enrolled in evening classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and met Robert Henri (1865-1929), who encouraged Glackens to paint. After the National Academy of Design rejected Glackens’s work in 1907, he joined Henri and six […]

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Robert Henri painting to Participate in Exhibition

Aug

19

In general, museums “loan” artwork from their permanent collection to other similar institutions for a variety of reasons. The most common type of loan request is for an exhibition. Although “loaning” artwork to another museum sounds easy, it is a complicated process that should be made with great care.

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The Cummer Wants to Inspire You

Mar

07

The artist John Singer Sargent once said, “Every time I paint a portrait, I lose a friend”.  What he meant was that his friends thought he painted them too realistically – blemishes and all! Before photography was invented important and wealthy people paid artists to paint their portraits.  These portraits provided important clues about lives […]

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