Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204 - United States
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is committed to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens, and education. A permanent collection of more than 5,000 works of art and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers more than 130,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.
Urban Spaces, Open Skies: 20th Century American Landscape
July 27, 2018 - February 3, 2019
Drawn from the Cummer Museum’s extensive collection of works on paper, this presentation will feature more than 30 prints celebrating modern cities and the timeless charms of the country. Visitors can admire how artists have aptly captured the changing landscape of burgeoning cities like Chicago and New York, with its iconic Brooklyn Bridge, busy streets, workers, and harbors. In contrast to such images, the stillness and serenity of the countryside — with its wide open spaces, fields, and lakes — offer a welcome respite from the often chaotic urban life.
Fields of Color: The Art of Japanese Printmaking
February 23, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Fields of Color: The Art of Japanese Printmaking presents nearly 20 prints from the 19th to early 20th century, which were selected from a prized collection of more than 230 examples. Lush pools of color combined with delicate, dark lines create images ranging from the absurdly fantastic to the serenely mundane. These scenes of the floating world, better known as ukiyo-e prints, are defined by their ability to transport the viewer to a weightless dimension ruled by bright, vibrant hues and compositional arrangements. The captivating work of master printmakers such as Ando Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) and Katsushika Hokusai (1838 - 1912) will be on display. A small selection of netsukes — ornate sculpted toggles — will complement this exhibition.
Todd McGrain: The Lost Bird Project
November 4, 2017 - October 21, 2018
Created by sculptor Todd McGrain, The Lost Bird Project recognizes the tragedy of North American birds that have been driven to extinction. To date, bronze memorials have been dedicated to the Passenger Pigeon, Carolina Parakeet, Labrador Duck, Great Auk, and Heath Hen. These sculptures ask us not to forget, and remind us of our duty to prevent further extinction.
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