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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Presents La Florida: 500 Years of Florida Art

Mon, 01/28/2013

 

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents La Florida: 500 Years of Florida Art. The exhibition, on view through October 6, 2013, celebrates 500 years of Florida art and consists of 40 pieces including oil paintings, watercolors, sculptures, earthenware, surfboards and video.  The purpose of La Florida is to highlight The Cummer’s permanent collection of art from Florida as well as other pieces from museums, galleries, local artists and collectors throughout the state of Florida.  Along with antique artifacts, the exhibition embraces the present with contemporary art, which portrays a continuing interest in the Florida environment.

“The Cummer is delighted to present La Florida, an exhibition that celebrates artistic production in our state,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris.  “Visitors will experience the rich diversity of our state’s artistic legacy, from beautiful landscape paintings to contemporary folk art. It is a perfect complement to the Feast of Flowers exhibition as The Cummer helps to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Ponce de León’s arrival in Florida.”

La Florida was the name Juan Ponce de León, a Spanish conquistador, gave to the land we now know just as Florida.  The exhibition La Florida embodies art of Florida on a historical spectrum from the moment the Spanish conquistadors and other Europeans encountered the area’s native Timucuans in the 16th century to the present day.

 This exhibition highlights works that are a part of The Cummer’s permanent collection including well-known artists Winslow Homer, Martin Johnson Heade and John James Audubon.  One very distinct piece from the permanent collection is Thomas Moran’s Ponce de León in Florida.  This oil painting depicts the conquistador himself encountering the native Timucuans.  The artist was more familiar with western Plains Indians so the natives displayed are not accurate, but Moran did effectively portray the lush Florida landscape with palm trees, palmettos and Spanish moss covered live oaks. Another piece from the permanent collection is The Diving Boy by Augusta Savage. Savage was born in Green Cove Springs and lived in Jacksonville, Florida. She was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance and often made sculptures of prominent African Americans.  This particular bronze statue originally stood at the end of the reflecting pools in Mrs. Cummer’s Italian Garden.  Works by other Florida Artist are also included.

Also complementing this exhibition is a school tour set up specifically dedicated to La Florida.  This school tour includes the Museum's collection of art created in and about Florida. It will also highlight several new works in the La Florida exhibition and the Cummer Gardens.  Paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings will illustrate the history of Florida, themes of tourism, and the natural environment. An art activity and time in the Museum's gardens and Art Connections will reinforce learning. This school tour supports standards in the visual arts, social studies, and science and is available on Thursdays and Fridays.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc.; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; Florida Humanities Council through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities; FOCUS Cummer, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; and Wingard Creative.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Talks and Tea

Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Seated gallery talk with Maggie Reynolds, Associate Director of Education. She will discuss the La Florida exhibition that celebrates 500 years of Florida art. At the conclusion of the talk, tea and light refreshments will be served.

Members and Non-members $6

**Seating is limited. Please call (904) 899-6038 to make required reservations.

Sponsored by The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.

Classes for Children

Art for Two: Fabulous Florida Prints!

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Students will explore the La Florida exhibition and return to the studio to create a collagraph print with designs and images inspired by the Sunshine State.  Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult. Class size is limited.

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

**For more information or to register, please call (904) 355-0630.

Art Adventures: Fabulous Florida Prints!

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Students will explore the La Florida exhibition and return to the studio to create a collagraph print with designs and images inspired by the Sunshine State.  Children ages 6 to 12.  Class size is limited.

Members $10, Non-members $15

**For more information or to register, please call (904) 355-0630.

 

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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Mon, 01/28/2013

 

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents La Florida: 500 Years of Florida Art. The exhibition, on view through October 6, 2013, celebrates 500 years of Florida art and consists of 40 pieces including oil paintings, watercolors, sculptures, earthenware, surfboards and video.  The purpose of La Florida is to highlight The Cummer’s permanent collection of art from Florida as well as other pieces from museums, galleries, local artists and collectors throughout the state of Florida.  Along with antique artifacts, the exhibition embraces the present with contemporary art, which portrays a continuing interest in the Florida environment.

“The Cummer is delighted to present La Florida, an exhibition that celebrates artistic production in our state,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris.  “Visitors will experience the rich diversity of our state’s artistic legacy, from beautiful landscape paintings to contemporary folk art. It is a perfect complement to the Feast of Flowers exhibition as The Cummer helps to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Ponce de León’s arrival in Florida.”

La Florida was the name Juan Ponce de León, a Spanish conquistador, gave to the land we now know just as Florida.  The exhibition La Florida embodies art of Florida on a historical spectrum from the moment the Spanish conquistadors and other Europeans encountered the area’s native Timucuans in the 16th century to the present day.

 This exhibition highlights works that are a part of The Cummer’s permanent collection including well-known artists Winslow Homer, Martin Johnson Heade and John James Audubon.  One very distinct piece from the permanent collection is Thomas Moran’s Ponce de León in Florida.  This oil painting depicts the conquistador himself encountering the native Timucuans.  The artist was more familiar with western Plains Indians so the natives displayed are not accurate, but Moran did effectively portray the lush Florida landscape with palm trees, palmettos and Spanish moss covered live oaks. Another piece from the permanent collection is The Diving Boy by Augusta Savage. Savage was born in Green Cove Springs and lived in Jacksonville, Florida. She was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance and often made sculptures of prominent African Americans.  This particular bronze statue originally stood at the end of the reflecting pools in Mrs. Cummer’s Italian Garden.  Works by other Florida Artist are also included.

Also complementing this exhibition is a school tour set up specifically dedicated to La Florida.  This school tour includes the Museum's collection of art created in and about Florida. It will also highlight several new works in the La Florida exhibition and the Cummer Gardens.  Paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings will illustrate the history of Florida, themes of tourism, and the natural environment. An art activity and time in the Museum's gardens and Art Connections will reinforce learning. This school tour supports standards in the visual arts, social studies, and science and is available on Thursdays and Fridays.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc.; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; Florida Humanities Council through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities; FOCUS Cummer, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; and Wingard Creative.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Talks and Tea

Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Seated gallery talk with Maggie Reynolds, Associate Director of Education. She will discuss the La Florida exhibition that celebrates 500 years of Florida art. At the conclusion of the talk, tea and light refreshments will be served.

Members and Non-members $6

**Seating is limited. Please call (904) 899-6038 to make required reservations.

Sponsored by The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.

Classes for Children

Art for Two: Fabulous Florida Prints!

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Students will explore the La Florida exhibition and return to the studio to create a collagraph print with designs and images inspired by the Sunshine State.  Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult. Class size is limited.

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

**For more information or to register, please call (904) 355-0630.

Art Adventures: Fabulous Florida Prints!

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Students will explore the La Florida exhibition and return to the studio to create a collagraph print with designs and images inspired by the Sunshine State.  Children ages 6 to 12.  Class size is limited.

Members $10, Non-members $15

**For more information or to register, please call (904) 355-0630.

 

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 La Florida: 500 Years of Florida Art. The exhibition, on view through October 6, 2013, celebrates 500 years of Florida art and consists of 40 pieces including oil paintings, watercolors, sculptures, earthenware, surfboards and video.  The purpose of La Florida is to highlight The Cummer’s permanent collection of art from Florida as well as other pieces from museums, galleries, local artists and collectors throughout the state of Florida.  Along with antique artifacts, the exhibition embraces the present with contemporary art, which portrays a continuing interest in the Florida environment.

“The Cummer is delighted to present La Florida, an exhibition that celebrates artistic production in our state,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris.  “Visitors will experience the rich diversity of our state’s artistic legacy, from beautiful landscape paintings to contemporary folk art. It is a perfect complement to the Feast of Flowers exhibition as The Cummer helps to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Ponce de León’s arrival in Florida.”

La Florida was the name Juan Ponce de León, a Spanish conquistador, gave to the land we now know just as Florida.  The exhibition La Florida embodies art of Florida on a historical spectrum from the moment the Spanish conquistadors and other Europeans encountered the area’s native Timucuans in the 16th century to the present day.

 This exhibition highlights works that are a part of The Cummer’s permanent collection including well-known artists Winslow Homer, Martin Johnson Heade and John James Audubon.  One very distinct piece from the permanent collection is Thomas Moran’s Ponce de León in Florida.  This oil painting depicts the conquistador himself encountering the native Timucuans.  The artist was more familiar with western Plains Indians so the natives displayed are not accurate, but Moran did effectively portray the lush Florida landscape with palm trees, palmettos and Spanish moss covered live oaks. Another piece from the permanent collection is The Diving Boy by Augusta Savage. Savage was born in Green Cove Springs and lived in Jacksonville, Florida. She was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance and often made sculptures of prominent African Americans.  This particular bronze statue originally stood at the end of the reflecting pools in Mrs. Cummer’s Italian Garden.  Works by other Florida Artist are also included.

Also complementing this exhibition is a school tour set up specifically dedicated to La Florida.  This school tour includes the Museum's collection of art created in and about Florida. It will also highlight several new works in the La Florida exhibition and the Cummer Gardens.  Paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings will illustrate the history of Florida, themes of tourism, and the natural environment. An art activity and time in the Museum's gardens and Art Connections will reinforce learning. This school tour supports standards in the visual arts, social studies, and science and is available on Thursdays and Fridays.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc.; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; Florida Humanities Council through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities; FOCUS Cummer, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; and Wingard Creative.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Talks and Tea

Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Seated gallery talk with Maggie Reynolds, Associate Director of Education. She will discuss the La Florida exhibition that celebrates 500 years of Florida art. At the conclusion of the talk, tea and light refreshments will be served.

Members and Non-members $6

**Seating is limited. Please call (904) 899-6038 to make required reservations.

Sponsored by The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.

Classes for Children

Art for Two: Fabulous Florida Prints!

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Students will explore the La Florida exhibition and return to the studio to create a collagraph print with designs and images inspired by the Sunshine State.  Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult. Class size is limited.

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

**For more information or to register, please call (904) 355-0630.

Art Adventures: Fabulous Florida Prints!

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Students will explore the La Florida exhibition and return to the studio to create a collagraph print with designs and images inspired by the Sunshine State.  Children ages 6 to 12.  Class size is limited.

Members $10, Non-members $15

**For more information or to register, please call (904) 355-0630.

 

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 La Florida: 500 Years of Florida Art. The exhibition, on view through October 6, 2013, celebrates 500 years of Florida art and consists of 40 pieces including oil paintings, watercolors, sculptures, earthenware, surfboards and video.  The purpose of La Florida is to highlight The Cummer’s permanent collection of art from Florida as well as other pieces from museums, galleries, local artists and collectors throughout the state of Florida.  Along with antique artifacts, the exhibition embraces the present with contemporary art, which portrays a continuing interest in the Florida environment.

“The Cummer is delighted to present La Florida, an exhibition that celebrates artistic production in our state,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris.  “Visitors will experience the rich diversity of our state’s artistic legacy, from beautiful landscape paintings to contemporary folk art. It is a perfect complement to the Feast of Flowers exhibition as The Cummer helps to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Ponce de León’s arrival in Florida.”

La Florida was the name Juan Ponce de León, a Spanish conquistador, gave to the land we now know just as Florida.  The exhibition La Florida embodies art of Florida on a historical spectrum from the moment the Spanish conquistadors and other Europeans encountered the area’s native Timucuans in the 16th century to the present day.

 This exhibition highlights works that are a part of The Cummer’s permanent collection including well-known artists Winslow Homer, Martin Johnson Heade and John James Audubon.  One very distinct piece from the permanent collection is Thomas Moran’s Ponce de León in Florida.  This oil painting depicts the conquistador himself encountering the native Timucuans.  The artist was more familiar with western Plains Indians so the natives displayed are not accurate, but Moran did effectively portray the lush Florida landscape with palm trees, palmettos and Spanish moss covered live oaks. Another piece from the permanent collection is The Diving Boy by Augusta Savage. Savage was born in Green Cove Springs and lived in Jacksonville, Florida. She was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance and often made sculptures of prominent African Americans.  This particular bronze statue originally stood at the end of the reflecting pools in Mrs. Cummer’s Italian Garden.  Works by other Florida Artist are also included.

Also complementing this exhibition is a school tour set up specifically dedicated to La Florida.  This school tour includes the Museum's collection of art created in and about Florida. It will also highlight several new works in the La Florida exhibition and the Cummer Gardens.  Paintings, watercolors, prints, and drawings will illustrate the history of Florida, themes of tourism, and the natural environment. An art activity and time in the Museum's gardens and Art Connections will reinforce learning. This school tour supports standards in the visual arts, social studies, and science and is available on Thursdays and Fridays.

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc.; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; Florida Humanities Council through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities; FOCUS Cummer, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; and Wingard Creative.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Talks and Tea

Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Seated gallery talk with Maggie Reynolds, Associate Director of Education. She will discuss the La Florida exhibition that celebrates 500 years of Florida art. At the conclusion of the talk, tea and light refreshments will be served.

Members and Non-members $6

**Seating is limited. Please call (904) 899-6038 to make required reservations.

Sponsored by The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.

Classes for Children

Art for Two: Fabulous Florida Prints!

Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Students will explore the La Florida exhibition and return to the studio to create a collagraph print with designs and images inspired by the Sunshine State.  Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult. Class size is limited.

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

**For more information or to register, please call (904) 355-0630.

Art Adventures: Fabulous Florida Prints!

Saturday, June 15, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.

Students will explore the La Florida exhibition and return to the studio to create a collagraph print with designs and images inspired by the Sunshine State.  Children ages 6 to 12.  Class size is limited.

Members $10, Non-members $15

**For more information or to register, please call (904) 355-0630.

 

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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