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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Presents Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile

Wed, 04/24/2013

 

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile. The exhibition, on view from May 14 through September 8, 2013, is comprised of drawings from the collection of Jean S. and Frederick A. Sharf in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The drawings showcase the beauty and ingenuity of American automotive design during the decades following World War II, a landmark period in car styling. These illustrations, from preliminary sketches to fully rendered works, provide a rare glimpse into the creative process of some of America’s premiere car designers. Featured along with these two-dimensional works will be classic automobiles, organized by Bill Warner, Founder and Chairman of Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

"The Cummer can't wait to share this impressive collection of drawings with our community," said Chief Curator Holly Keris, "and the fact that we will be displaying them along with a selection of automobiles in the Museum makes this an exciting opportunity. We look forward to bringing these postwar decades to life for our visitors."

Warner has carefully selected six eye-catching cars that are reflective of the modern period and will surely steal the show, including the Chrysler Turbine and Firebird III.  The materiality and objecthood of the automobiles is essential in expanding the experience of viewing the Sharf collection, as they represent the culmination of the era’s engineering and design. Three out of the six automobiles featured are directly responsive to works in the collection, while the remaining three are marvels of postwar America.

The Sharf collection includes an extensive selection of illustrations, ranging from preliminary sketches to fully rendered works intended for presentation to car company executives. Some of the drawings featured in the exhibition articulate concepts that would later be incorporated into specific models, while others represent futuristic ideas that were curtailed before even making it past the drawing board.

A large part of the collection features cars that are either highly futuristic, highly retro, or a coalescence of both. A number of drawings examine the acute specifications of automotive design, including the interior elements of the automobile, innovative updates and features like fins, rims, and lights, and the designers’ skillful rendering of the automobile in perspective. Dating from an era when speed and power were increasingly important factors in automotive sales, these drawings show reference to the emerging technologies that influenced postwar car design, like airplanes and rockets. The remainder of the drawings focus on capturing the identity and lifestyle promoted by the post-World War II car industry. Advertisements and car brochures sold style, class, and gender as automobiles became extensions of their owners and representation of self-ideology.

Presenting Sponsor: The Jacksonville Jaguars and Shad and Ann Khan

Title Sponsors: Scott-McRae Group; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; U.S. Trust; Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; Christopher and Lyssa Ball; Mr. and Mrs. Willis M. Ball, III; Mary and Bruce Bower; John and Yvonne Hove; Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Hughes; Dan and Beth Scanlan; Agility Press, Inc.; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc. and City of Jacksonville. 

The Cummer Store

The Cummer Store will feature items for the exhibition created from salvaged license plates, seat belt webbing and blown bicycle tubes repurposed into upcycled jewelry, décor, handbags and more.

Artist in the Store Event: Michael Viafora

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 5 to 7 p.m.

Visit www.cummer.org for additional dates, times and artists. For more information, please call The Cummer Store at (904) 899-6035.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Motown Concert with KTG in the Gardens

Friday, June 14, 2013, 7 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Motown is coming to town! Fire up your motors and head on over to The Cummer to hear the great soulful sounds and rhythmic bass synonymous with the music of Motown. Local band KTG will have you swaying to all your favorites, from the Temptations to Marvin Gaye. TreeCup Café will have delicious treats along with beer and wine for purchase, but you are welcome to pack a picnic.

Come early to stake out your spot and then take a trip inside to view the great cars on display as part of the exhibition. Please call 904.899.6038 or visit www.cummer.org to purchase tickets.

Members $10 per person, Non-members $20 per person

Reserved table for the concert $400, includes seating for 10 and a picnic meal

Talks and Tea

Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Seated gallery talks with afternoon tea and refreshments follow the lecture. Please call 904.899.6038 to make your required reservations. Sponsored by The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.

Members and Non-members $6

Movie Night at The Cummer

Fridays June 28, July 19 and August 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

The Cummer will show three car themed movies in the Gardens at dusk (or inside if raining). Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. TreeCup Café will have delicious treats along with beer and wine for purchase, but you are welcome to pack a picnic.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., so come early to stake out your spot, enjoy a picnic and then take a trip inside to view the cars on display as part of the exhibition. Call 904.899.6038 to make your required reservations.

Friday, June 28           Grease

Friday, July 19            Cars

Friday, August 16       American Graffiti

Members $6, Non-members $10

Sock Hop

Friday, July 12, 2013, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Move over hip-hop, step aside jazz and blues, it is time to polish up the penny loafers, dust off the poodle skirt and get ready for some old school Doo-Wop. Join The Cummer for an old-fashioned Sock Hop with a DJ spinning all your favorite oldies but goodies. Cash bar and munchies will be available for purchase. For more information or to make your required reservation, please call 904.899.6038.

Members $10, Non-members $15

“Made in the USA” Community Car Show

Saturday, August 3, 2013, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shine up your ride and cruise over to The Cummer for our first ever Community Car show! Don’t have an American car you want to show off? Come see all the cool cars entered, vote for your favorite, enjoy free Museum entry and visit the exhibition. This is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Car Check-in: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Car show admission: Free, To register as an exhibitor: $10

Classes for Children

Automotive Inspiration: Creating Your Own Car Designs

Saturdays, June 29 and July 27, 2013, 1 to 3 p.m.

Create car designs using watercolor, tempera paint and colored pencils. Each student will make at least two works of art. All supplies included. Instructor: Mike Viafora.  Ages 7 to 13.  For reservations and information, please call 904.355.0630.

Members $25, Non-members $30

Art for Two

Saturdays, July 13 and August 10, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult will explore the exhibition and learn about the elements of car design and function. For reservations and information, please call 904.355.0630.

Saturday, July 13: Pedal to the Metal!

Draw different car design and create your own automobile artwork.

Saturday, August 10: Under the Hood!

Trace tools and create automobile inspired patterns and collages.

Members $10 per pair, Non-members $15 per pair

Art Adventures

Saturdays, July 20 and August 17, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Children ages 6 to 12 will explore the exhibition and learn about the elements of car design and function. For reservations and information, please call 904.355.0630.

Saturday, July 20: Pedal to the Metal!

Draw different car design and create your own automobile artwork.

Saturday, August 17: Under the Hood!

Create a still-life drawing of car parts and tools used to fix cars.

For the past 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects 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.  For more information, including hours, visit www.cummer.org.

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Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile. The exhibition, on view from May 14 through September 8, 2013, is comprised of drawings from the collection of Jean S. and Frederick A. Sharf in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The drawings showcase the beauty and ingenuity of American automotive design during the decades following World War II, a landmark period in car styling. These illustrations, from preliminary sketches to fully rendered works, provide a rare glimpse into the creative process of some of America’s premiere car designers. Featured along with these two-dimensional works will be classic automobiles, organized by Bill Warner, Founder and Chairman of Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

"The Cummer can't wait to share this impressive collection of drawings with our community," said Chief Curator Holly Keris, "and the fact that we will be displaying them along with a selection of automobiles in the Museum makes this an exciting opportunity. We look forward to bringing these postwar decades to life for our visitors."

Warner has carefully selected six eye-catching cars that are reflective of the modern period and will surely steal the show, including the Chrysler Turbine and Firebird III.  The materiality and objecthood of the automobiles is essential in expanding the experience of viewing the Sharf collection, as they represent the culmination of the era’s engineering and design. Three out of the six automobiles featured are directly responsive to works in the collection, while the remaining three are marvels of postwar America.

The Sharf collection includes an extensive selection of illustrations, ranging from preliminary sketches to fully rendered works intended for presentation to car company executives. Some of the drawings featured in the exhibition articulate concepts that would later be incorporated into specific models, while others represent futuristic ideas that were curtailed before even making it past the drawing board.

A large part of the collection features cars that are either highly futuristic, highly retro, or a coalescence of both. A number of drawings examine the acute specifications of automotive design, including the interior elements of the automobile, innovative updates and features like fins, rims, and lights, and the designers’ skillful rendering of the automobile in perspective. Dating from an era when speed and power were increasingly important factors in automotive sales, these drawings show reference to the emerging technologies that influenced postwar car design, like airplanes and rockets. The remainder of the drawings focus on capturing the identity and lifestyle promoted by the post-World War II car industry. Advertisements and car brochures sold style, class, and gender as automobiles became extensions of their owners and representation of self-ideology.

Presenting Sponsor: The Jacksonville Jaguars and Shad and Ann Khan

Title Sponsors: Scott-McRae Group; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; U.S. Trust; Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; Christopher and Lyssa Ball; Mr. and Mrs. Willis M. Ball, III; Mary and Bruce Bower; John and Yvonne Hove; Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Hughes; Dan and Beth Scanlan; Agility Press, Inc.; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc. and City of Jacksonville. 

The Cummer Store

The Cummer Store will feature items for the exhibition created from salvaged license plates, seat belt webbing and blown bicycle tubes repurposed into upcycled jewelry, décor, handbags and more.

Artist in the Store Event: Michael Viafora

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 5 to 7 p.m.

Visit www.cummer.org for additional dates, times and artists. For more information, please call The Cummer Store at (904) 899-6035.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Motown Concert with KTG in the Gardens

Friday, June 14, 2013, 7 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Motown is coming to town! Fire up your motors and head on over to The Cummer to hear the great soulful sounds and rhythmic bass synonymous with the music of Motown. Local band KTG will have you swaying to all your favorites, from the Temptations to Marvin Gaye. TreeCup Café will have delicious treats along with beer and wine for purchase, but you are welcome to pack a picnic.

Come early to stake out your spot and then take a trip inside to view the great cars on display as part of the exhibition. Please call 904.899.6038 or visit www.cummer.org to purchase tickets.

Members $10 per person, Non-members $20 per person

Reserved table for the concert $400, includes seating for 10 and a picnic meal

Talks and Tea

Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Seated gallery talks with afternoon tea and refreshments follow the lecture. Please call 904.899.6038 to make your required reservations. Sponsored by The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.

Members and Non-members $6

Movie Night at The Cummer

Fridays June 28, July 19 and August 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

The Cummer will show three car themed movies in the Gardens at dusk (or inside if raining). Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. TreeCup Café will have delicious treats along with beer and wine for purchase, but you are welcome to pack a picnic.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., so come early to stake out your spot, enjoy a picnic and then take a trip inside to view the cars on display as part of the exhibition. Call 904.899.6038 to make your required reservations.

Friday, June 28           Grease

Friday, July 19            Cars

Friday, August 16       American Graffiti

Members $6, Non-members $10

Sock Hop

Friday, July 12, 2013, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Move over hip-hop, step aside jazz and blues, it is time to polish up the penny loafers, dust off the poodle skirt and get ready for some old school Doo-Wop. Join The Cummer for an old-fashioned Sock Hop with a DJ spinning all your favorite oldies but goodies. Cash bar and munchies will be available for purchase. For more information or to make your required reservation, please call 904.899.6038.

Members $10, Non-members $15

“Made in the USA” Community Car Show

Saturday, August 3, 2013, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shine up your ride and cruise over to The Cummer for our first ever Community Car show! Don’t have an American car you want to show off? Come see all the cool cars entered, vote for your favorite, enjoy free Museum entry and visit the exhibition. This is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Car Check-in: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Car show admission: Free, To register as an exhibitor: $10

Classes for Children

Automotive Inspiration: Creating Your Own Car Designs

Saturdays, June 29 and July 27, 2013, 1 to 3 p.m.

Create car designs using watercolor, tempera paint and colored pencils. Each student will make at least two works of art. All supplies included. Instructor: Mike Viafora.  Ages 7 to 13.  For reservations and information, please call 904.355.0630.

Members $25, Non-members $30

Art for Two

Saturdays, July 13 and August 10, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult will explore the exhibition and learn about the elements of car design and function. For reservations and information, please call 904.355.0630.

Saturday, July 13: Pedal to the Metal!

Draw different car design and create your own automobile artwork.

Saturday, August 10: Under the Hood!

Trace tools and create automobile inspired patterns and collages.

Members $10 per pair, Non-members $15 per pair

Art Adventures

Saturdays, July 20 and August 17, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Children ages 6 to 12 will explore the exhibition and learn about the elements of car design and function. For reservations and information, please call 904.355.0630.

Saturday, July 20: Pedal to the Metal!

Draw different car design and create your own automobile artwork.

Saturday, August 17: Under the Hood!

Create a still-life drawing of car parts and tools used to fix cars.

For the past 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects 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.  For more information, including hours, visit www.cummer.org.

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Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile. The exhibition, on view from May 14 through September 8, 2013, is comprised of drawings from the collection of Jean S. and Frederick A. Sharf in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The drawings showcase the beauty and ingenuity of American automotive design during the decades following World War II, a landmark period in car styling. These illustrations, from preliminary sketches to fully rendered works, provide a rare glimpse into the creative process of some of America’s premiere car designers. Featured along with these two-dimensional works will be classic automobiles, organized by Bill Warner, Founder and Chairman of Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

"The Cummer can't wait to share this impressive collection of drawings with our community," said Chief Curator Holly Keris, "and the fact that we will be displaying them along with a selection of automobiles in the Museum makes this an exciting opportunity. We look forward to bringing these postwar decades to life for our visitors."

Warner has carefully selected six eye-catching cars that are reflective of the modern period and will surely steal the show, including the Chrysler Turbine and Firebird III.  The materiality and objecthood of the automobiles is essential in expanding the experience of viewing the Sharf collection, as they represent the culmination of the era’s engineering and design. Three out of the six automobiles featured are directly responsive to works in the collection, while the remaining three are marvels of postwar America.

The Sharf collection includes an extensive selection of illustrations, ranging from preliminary sketches to fully rendered works intended for presentation to car company executives. Some of the drawings featured in the exhibition articulate concepts that would later be incorporated into specific models, while others represent futuristic ideas that were curtailed before even making it past the drawing board.

A large part of the collection features cars that are either highly futuristic, highly retro, or a coalescence of both. A number of drawings examine the acute specifications of automotive design, including the interior elements of the automobile, innovative updates and features like fins, rims, and lights, and the designers’ skillful rendering of the automobile in perspective. Dating from an era when speed and power were increasingly important factors in automotive sales, these drawings show reference to the emerging technologies that influenced postwar car design, like airplanes and rockets. The remainder of the drawings focus on capturing the identity and lifestyle promoted by the post-World War II car industry. Advertisements and car brochures sold style, class, and gender as automobiles became extensions of their owners and representation of self-ideology.

Presenting Sponsor: The Jacksonville Jaguars and Shad and Ann Khan

Title Sponsors: Scott-McRae Group; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; U.S. Trust; Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; Christopher and Lyssa Ball; Mr. and Mrs. Willis M. Ball, III; Mary and Bruce Bower; John and Yvonne Hove; Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Hughes; Dan and Beth Scanlan; Agility Press, Inc.; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc. and City of Jacksonville. 

The Cummer Store

The Cummer Store will feature items for the exhibition created from salvaged license plates, seat belt webbing and blown bicycle tubes repurposed into upcycled jewelry, décor, handbags and more.

Artist in the Store Event: Michael Viafora

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 5 to 7 p.m.

Visit www.cummer.org for additional dates, times and artists. For more information, please call The Cummer Store at (904) 899-6035.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Motown Concert with KTG in the Gardens

Friday, June 14, 2013, 7 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Motown is coming to town! Fire up your motors and head on over to The Cummer to hear the great soulful sounds and rhythmic bass synonymous with the music of Motown. Local band KTG will have you swaying to all your favorites, from the Temptations to Marvin Gaye. TreeCup Café will have delicious treats along with beer and wine for purchase, but you are welcome to pack a picnic.

Come early to stake out your spot and then take a trip inside to view the great cars on display as part of the exhibition. Please call 904.899.6038 or visit www.cummer.org to purchase tickets.

Members $10 per person, Non-members $20 per person

Reserved table for the concert $400, includes seating for 10 and a picnic meal

Talks and Tea

Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Seated gallery talks with afternoon tea and refreshments follow the lecture. Please call 904.899.6038 to make your required reservations. Sponsored by The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.

Members and Non-members $6

Movie Night at The Cummer

Fridays June 28, July 19 and August 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

The Cummer will show three car themed movies in the Gardens at dusk (or inside if raining). Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. TreeCup Café will have delicious treats along with beer and wine for purchase, but you are welcome to pack a picnic.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., so come early to stake out your spot, enjoy a picnic and then take a trip inside to view the cars on display as part of the exhibition. Call 904.899.6038 to make your required reservations.

Friday, June 28           Grease

Friday, July 19            Cars

Friday, August 16       American Graffiti

Members $6, Non-members $10

Sock Hop

Friday, July 12, 2013, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Move over hip-hop, step aside jazz and blues, it is time to polish up the penny loafers, dust off the poodle skirt and get ready for some old school Doo-Wop. Join The Cummer for an old-fashioned Sock Hop with a DJ spinning all your favorite oldies but goodies. Cash bar and munchies will be available for purchase. For more information or to make your required reservation, please call 904.899.6038.

Members $10, Non-members $15

“Made in the USA” Community Car Show

Saturday, August 3, 2013, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shine up your ride and cruise over to The Cummer for our first ever Community Car show! Don’t have an American car you want to show off? Come see all the cool cars entered, vote for your favorite, enjoy free Museum entry and visit the exhibition. This is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Car Check-in: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Car show admission: Free, To register as an exhibitor: $10

Classes for Children

Automotive Inspiration: Creating Your Own Car Designs

Saturdays, June 29 and July 27, 2013, 1 to 3 p.m.

Create car designs using watercolor, tempera paint and colored pencils. Each student will make at least two works of art. All supplies included. Instructor: Mike Viafora.  Ages 7 to 13.  For reservations and information, please call 904.355.0630.

Members $25, Non-members $30

Art for Two

Saturdays, July 13 and August 10, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult will explore the exhibition and learn about the elements of car design and function. For reservations and information, please call 904.355.0630.

Saturday, July 13: Pedal to the Metal!

Draw different car design and create your own automobile artwork.

Saturday, August 10: Under the Hood!

Trace tools and create automobile inspired patterns and collages.

Members $10 per pair, Non-members $15 per pair

Art Adventures

Saturdays, July 20 and August 17, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Children ages 6 to 12 will explore the exhibition and learn about the elements of car design and function. For reservations and information, please call 904.355.0630.

Saturday, July 20: Pedal to the Metal!

Draw different car design and create your own automobile artwork.

Saturday, August 17: Under the Hood!

Create a still-life drawing of car parts and tools used to fix cars.

For the past 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects 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.  For more information, including hours, visit www.cummer.org.

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Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile. The exhibition, on view from May 14 through September 8, 2013, is comprised of drawings from the collection of Jean S. and Frederick A. Sharf in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The drawings showcase the beauty and ingenuity of American automotive design during the decades following World War II, a landmark period in car styling. These illustrations, from preliminary sketches to fully rendered works, provide a rare glimpse into the creative process of some of America’s premiere car designers. Featured along with these two-dimensional works will be classic automobiles, organized by Bill Warner, Founder and Chairman of Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

"The Cummer can't wait to share this impressive collection of drawings with our community," said Chief Curator Holly Keris, "and the fact that we will be displaying them along with a selection of automobiles in the Museum makes this an exciting opportunity. We look forward to bringing these postwar decades to life for our visitors."

Warner has carefully selected six eye-catching cars that are reflective of the modern period and will surely steal the show, including the Chrysler Turbine and Firebird III.  The materiality and objecthood of the automobiles is essential in expanding the experience of viewing the Sharf collection, as they represent the culmination of the era’s engineering and design. Three out of the six automobiles featured are directly responsive to works in the collection, while the remaining three are marvels of postwar America.

The Sharf collection includes an extensive selection of illustrations, ranging from preliminary sketches to fully rendered works intended for presentation to car company executives. Some of the drawings featured in the exhibition articulate concepts that would later be incorporated into specific models, while others represent futuristic ideas that were curtailed before even making it past the drawing board.

A large part of the collection features cars that are either highly futuristic, highly retro, or a coalescence of both. A number of drawings examine the acute specifications of automotive design, including the interior elements of the automobile, innovative updates and features like fins, rims, and lights, and the designers’ skillful rendering of the automobile in perspective. Dating from an era when speed and power were increasingly important factors in automotive sales, these drawings show reference to the emerging technologies that influenced postwar car design, like airplanes and rockets. The remainder of the drawings focus on capturing the identity and lifestyle promoted by the post-World War II car industry. Advertisements and car brochures sold style, class, and gender as automobiles became extensions of their owners and representation of self-ideology.

Presenting Sponsor: The Jacksonville Jaguars and Shad and Ann Khan

Title Sponsors: Scott-McRae Group; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; U.S. Trust; Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; Christopher and Lyssa Ball; Mr. and Mrs. Willis M. Ball, III; Mary and Bruce Bower; John and Yvonne Hove; Mr. and Mrs. J. Michael Hughes; Dan and Beth Scanlan; Agility Press, Inc.; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc. and City of Jacksonville. 

The Cummer Store

The Cummer Store will feature items for the exhibition created from salvaged license plates, seat belt webbing and blown bicycle tubes repurposed into upcycled jewelry, décor, handbags and more.

Artist in the Store Event: Michael Viafora

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 5 to 7 p.m.

Visit www.cummer.org for additional dates, times and artists. For more information, please call The Cummer Store at (904) 899-6035.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Motown Concert with KTG in the Gardens

Friday, June 14, 2013, 7 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Motown is coming to town! Fire up your motors and head on over to The Cummer to hear the great soulful sounds and rhythmic bass synonymous with the music of Motown. Local band KTG will have you swaying to all your favorites, from the Temptations to Marvin Gaye. TreeCup Café will have delicious treats along with beer and wine for purchase, but you are welcome to pack a picnic.

Come early to stake out your spot and then take a trip inside to view the great cars on display as part of the exhibition. Please call 904.899.6038 or visit www.cummer.org to purchase tickets.

Members $10 per person, Non-members $20 per person

Reserved table for the concert $400, includes seating for 10 and a picnic meal

Talks and Tea

Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Seated gallery talks with afternoon tea and refreshments follow the lecture. Please call 904.899.6038 to make your required reservations. Sponsored by The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.

Members and Non-members $6

Movie Night at The Cummer

Fridays June 28, July 19 and August 16, 2013, 7:30 p.m.

The Cummer will show three car themed movies in the Gardens at dusk (or inside if raining). Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. TreeCup Café will have delicious treats along with beer and wine for purchase, but you are welcome to pack a picnic.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., so come early to stake out your spot, enjoy a picnic and then take a trip inside to view the cars on display as part of the exhibition. Call 904.899.6038 to make your required reservations.

Friday, June 28           Grease

Friday, July 19            Cars

Friday, August 16       American Graffiti

Members $6, Non-members $10

Sock Hop

Friday, July 12, 2013, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Move over hip-hop, step aside jazz and blues, it is time to polish up the penny loafers, dust off the poodle skirt and get ready for some old school Doo-Wop. Join The Cummer for an old-fashioned Sock Hop with a DJ spinning all your favorite oldies but goodies. Cash bar and munchies will be available for purchase. For more information or to make your required reservation, please call 904.899.6038.

Members $10, Non-members $15

“Made in the USA” Community Car Show

Saturday, August 3, 2013, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shine up your ride and cruise over to The Cummer for our first ever Community Car show! Don’t have an American car you want to show off? Come see all the cool cars entered, vote for your favorite, enjoy free Museum entry and visit the exhibition. This is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Car Check-in: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Car show admission: Free, To register as an exhibitor: $10

Classes for Children

Automotive Inspiration: Creating Your Own Car Designs

Saturdays, June 29 and July 27, 2013, 1 to 3 p.m.

Create car designs using watercolor, tempera paint and colored pencils. Each student will make at least two works of art. All supplies included. Instructor: Mike Viafora.  Ages 7 to 13.  For reservations and information, please call 904.355.0630.

Members $25, Non-members $30

Art for Two

Saturdays, July 13 and August 10, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult will explore the exhibition and learn about the elements of car design and function. For reservations and information, please call 904.355.0630.

Saturday, July 13: Pedal to the Metal!

Draw different car design and create your own automobile artwork.

Saturday, August 10: Under the Hood!

Trace tools and create automobile inspired patterns and collages.

Members $10 per pair, Non-members $15 per pair

Art Adventures

Saturdays, July 20 and August 17, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Children ages 6 to 12 will explore the exhibition and learn about the elements of car design and function. For reservations and information, please call 904.355.0630.

Saturday, July 20: Pedal to the Metal!

Draw different car design and create your own automobile artwork.

Saturday, August 17: Under the Hood!

Create a still-life drawing of car parts and tools used to fix cars.

For the past 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 objects 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.  For more information, including hours, visit www.cummer.org.

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