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Tag Archives: WWII

Nazi Art Looting Presentation Returns

May

09

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. From 1933 through the end of World War II in 1945…

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A Closer Look at Nazi Looting

Nov

29

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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What’s Blooming? Easter Lilies!

May

12

Lilium longiflorum, often called the Easter Lily, is a plant native to the Ryukyu Islands of Japan. In the early part of the 20th century, Lily bulbs were…

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Art History Primer: Pop Art Part 1

Jan

30

“Once you ‘got’ Pop, you could never see a sign the same way again. And once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again.” – Andy Warhol

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#1 John Steuart Curry – Parade to War

Dec

13

John Steuart Curry enrolled in classes at the Kansas City Art Institute while still a junior in high school in rural Kansas. Initially he earned a living illustrating popular stories of the Wild West. Curry entered the most productive and successful period of his career in the 1930s. He taught at Cooper Union and the […]

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#3 Thomas Hart Benton – June Morning

Nov

29

Thomas Hart Benton used his art to elevate the experiences of everyday people and ordinary events.  Characteristic of his mature style, June Morning depicts a view from his mother’s house on Martha’s Vineyard.  In the foreground, the vibrant, twining foliage parts to reveal Benton’s neighbor milking a cow. The Atlantic Ocean is visible in the […]

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