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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Presents Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color

Thu, 10/04/2012

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color. The exhibition, on view from October 12, 2012 through January 4, 2013, spans 70 years of Jones’ painting career, from the late Harlem Renaissance to her contemporary fusion of African, Caribbean, American, and African American iconography. Jones achieved great success as a pioneering and accomplished 20th -century artist, and received recognition in her lifetime through exhibitions and representations in important museum collections. Her work remains a substantial and remarkable contribution to the world of American art.

“The Cummer is excited to present the artwork of Loïs Mailou Jones,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris. “As an artist and educator, she had a profound impact on the development of 20th -Century American Art, and played an important role spearheading the careers of many well-known African American artists. Not only is her work a dynamic blend of styles and traditions, it also visually appealing.”

Jones (1905-1998) was born in Boston and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. After graduating, Jones began her career as a textile designer during a time when racial prejudices and gender discrimination encompassed American Culture. Because textile designers remained anonymous, she decided to pursue a career in fine arts. Jones integrated the encounters and influences she had throughout her lifetime into her art. Producing figurative and narrative paintings that explore both personal and social themes, Jones’ work expands beyond merely illustrating her racial and cultural heritage. A noted educator, she spent 47 years teaching painting and related subjects at Howard University. Jones was said to have been just as involved in her students’ career developments as her own. Among her distinguished students are David Driskell, Elizabeth Catlett, and Robert Freeman.  Jones’ influence as a teacher impacted several generations of African American artists.

The Cummer Store will feature merchandise related to the exhibition, including reproductions of the artist’s work. A limited number of exhibition catalogs will be available, as well as other items that celebrate the art of Loïs Mailou Jones.

Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The exhibition is sponsored by Agility Press, Inc.; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; and U.S. Trust.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Clay Hand-Building for Adults

Tuesdays, October 9 and 16, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Instructor Glendia Cooper specializes in vessels that are unique and decorated with illuminating colors. Her works convey an appreciation for African techniques. Participants in this dual session class will create two projects involving coil and slab work.

Members $75 and Non-members $85

**Class size is limited. For reservations and information, please call (904) 355-0630.

Art for Two

Saturday, October 13, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Explore Mask-Making

Saturday, November 9, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Oil Pastel Mask Drawing

Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult will explore mask-making and learn about symmetry in art as they create an oil pastel mask drawing. Classes are inspired by the exhibition.

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

**Class size is limited. For reservations and information, please call (904) 355-0630.

Talks and Tea

Wednesday and Thursday, October 17 and 18, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Seated gallery talks with afternoon tea and refreshments following.

Members and Non-members $6 per person, includes lecture, tea and admission to the Museum and Gardens.

**Seating is limited. Call (904) 899-6004 to make required reservations by Friday, October 12. 

Art Adventures

Saturday, October 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Explore Mask-Making

Saturday, November 17, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oil Pastel Mask Drawing

Children ages 6 to 12 will explore mask-making and learn about symmetry in art as they create an oil pastel mask drawing. Classes are inspired by the exhibition.

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

**Class size is limited. For reservations and information, please call (904) 355-0630.

Community Night

Tuesday, October 23, 4 to 8 p.m.

Join us for live music, art-making, hands-on activities, gallery tours and much more as we celebrate the exhibition.

Free admission.  Free Tuesdays sponsored by Florida Blue.

Music in the Concourse

Tuesdays, October 23 and 30, November 6 and 13, 5 to 7 p.m.

To celebrate the exhibition, select Free Tuesday evenings will feature live music performances. Check www.cummer.org for more details.

Free admission.  Free Tuesdays sponsored by Florida Blue.

LaVilla: “Harlem of the South” – Bus Tour

Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Travel through Jacksonville’s LaVilla neighborhood on this stimulating bus tour that explores the rich history of this cultural area. From the Ritz Museum and Theatre to the old Globe Theatre, now the Clara White Mission, hear stories of the famous musicians who contributed to the hotbed of artistic expression that took place right here in our home town. Tour will be followed by a delicious soul food meal and live music from the Harlem Renaissance. 

Members $45 and Non-member $55

** Tour is limited to 30 people. Please call (904) 899-6004 to make required reservations by Monday, October 29.

Jazz, Jacksonville & the Harlem Renaissance

Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening at The Cummer where we will examine Jacksonville’s artistic ties to the Harlem Renaissance. Lecture provided by Director Hope McMath and Chief Curator Holly Keris, followed by cocktails and live jazz.

Members $25 and Non-members $35

** Space is limited. Please call (904) 899-6004 to make required reservations by November 23.

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 110,000 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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Thu, 10/04/2012

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color. The exhibition, on view from October 12, 2012 through January 4, 2013, spans 70 years of Jones’ painting career, from the late Harlem Renaissance to her contemporary fusion of African, Caribbean, American, and African American iconography. Jones achieved great success as a pioneering and accomplished 20th -century artist, and received recognition in her lifetime through exhibitions and representations in important museum collections. Her work remains a substantial and remarkable contribution to the world of American art.

“The Cummer is excited to present the artwork of Loïs Mailou Jones,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris. “As an artist and educator, she had a profound impact on the development of 20th -Century American Art, and played an important role spearheading the careers of many well-known African American artists. Not only is her work a dynamic blend of styles and traditions, it also visually appealing.”

Jones (1905-1998) was born in Boston and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. After graduating, Jones began her career as a textile designer during a time when racial prejudices and gender discrimination encompassed American Culture. Because textile designers remained anonymous, she decided to pursue a career in fine arts. Jones integrated the encounters and influences she had throughout her lifetime into her art. Producing figurative and narrative paintings that explore both personal and social themes, Jones’ work expands beyond merely illustrating her racial and cultural heritage. A noted educator, she spent 47 years teaching painting and related subjects at Howard University. Jones was said to have been just as involved in her students’ career developments as her own. Among her distinguished students are David Driskell, Elizabeth Catlett, and Robert Freeman.  Jones’ influence as a teacher impacted several generations of African American artists.

The Cummer Store will feature merchandise related to the exhibition, including reproductions of the artist’s work. A limited number of exhibition catalogs will be available, as well as other items that celebrate the art of Loïs Mailou Jones.

Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The exhibition is sponsored by Agility Press, Inc.; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; and U.S. Trust.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Clay Hand-Building for Adults

Tuesdays, October 9 and 16, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Instructor Glendia Cooper specializes in vessels that are unique and decorated with illuminating colors. Her works convey an appreciation for African techniques. Participants in this dual session class will create two projects involving coil and slab work.

Members $75 and Non-members $85

**Class size is limited. For reservations and information, please call (904) 355-0630.

Art for Two

Saturday, October 13, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Explore Mask-Making

Saturday, November 9, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Oil Pastel Mask Drawing

Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult will explore mask-making and learn about symmetry in art as they create an oil pastel mask drawing. Classes are inspired by the exhibition.

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

**Class size is limited. For reservations and information, please call (904) 355-0630.

Talks and Tea

Wednesday and Thursday, October 17 and 18, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Seated gallery talks with afternoon tea and refreshments following.

Members and Non-members $6 per person, includes lecture, tea and admission to the Museum and Gardens.

**Seating is limited. Call (904) 899-6004 to make required reservations by Friday, October 12. 

Art Adventures

Saturday, October 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Explore Mask-Making

Saturday, November 17, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oil Pastel Mask Drawing

Children ages 6 to 12 will explore mask-making and learn about symmetry in art as they create an oil pastel mask drawing. Classes are inspired by the exhibition.

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

**Class size is limited. For reservations and information, please call (904) 355-0630.

Community Night

Tuesday, October 23, 4 to 8 p.m.

Join us for live music, art-making, hands-on activities, gallery tours and much more as we celebrate the exhibition.

Free admission.  Free Tuesdays sponsored by Florida Blue.

Music in the Concourse

Tuesdays, October 23 and 30, November 6 and 13, 5 to 7 p.m.

To celebrate the exhibition, select Free Tuesday evenings will feature live music performances. Check www.cummer.org for more details.

Free admission.  Free Tuesdays sponsored by Florida Blue.

LaVilla: “Harlem of the South” – Bus Tour

Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Travel through Jacksonville’s LaVilla neighborhood on this stimulating bus tour that explores the rich history of this cultural area. From the Ritz Museum and Theatre to the old Globe Theatre, now the Clara White Mission, hear stories of the famous musicians who contributed to the hotbed of artistic expression that took place right here in our home town. Tour will be followed by a delicious soul food meal and live music from the Harlem Renaissance. 

Members $45 and Non-member $55

** Tour is limited to 30 people. Please call (904) 899-6004 to make required reservations by Monday, October 29.

Jazz, Jacksonville & the Harlem Renaissance

Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening at The Cummer where we will examine Jacksonville’s artistic ties to the Harlem Renaissance. Lecture provided by Director Hope McMath and Chief Curator Holly Keris, followed by cocktails and live jazz.

Members $25 and Non-members $35

** Space is limited. Please call (904) 899-6004 to make required reservations by November 23.

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 110,000 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 Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color. The exhibition, on view from October 12, 2012 through January 4, 2013, spans 70 years of Jones’ painting career, from the late Harlem Renaissance to her contemporary fusion of African, Caribbean, American, and African American iconography. Jones achieved great success as a pioneering and accomplished 20th -century artist, and received recognition in her lifetime through exhibitions and representations in important museum collections. Her work remains a substantial and remarkable contribution to the world of American art.

“The Cummer is excited to present the artwork of Loïs Mailou Jones,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris. “As an artist and educator, she had a profound impact on the development of 20th -Century American Art, and played an important role spearheading the careers of many well-known African American artists. Not only is her work a dynamic blend of styles and traditions, it also visually appealing.”

Jones (1905-1998) was born in Boston and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. After graduating, Jones began her career as a textile designer during a time when racial prejudices and gender discrimination encompassed American Culture. Because textile designers remained anonymous, she decided to pursue a career in fine arts. Jones integrated the encounters and influences she had throughout her lifetime into her art. Producing figurative and narrative paintings that explore both personal and social themes, Jones’ work expands beyond merely illustrating her racial and cultural heritage. A noted educator, she spent 47 years teaching painting and related subjects at Howard University. Jones was said to have been just as involved in her students’ career developments as her own. Among her distinguished students are David Driskell, Elizabeth Catlett, and Robert Freeman.  Jones’ influence as a teacher impacted several generations of African American artists.

The Cummer Store will feature merchandise related to the exhibition, including reproductions of the artist’s work. A limited number of exhibition catalogs will be available, as well as other items that celebrate the art of Loïs Mailou Jones.

Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The exhibition is sponsored by Agility Press, Inc.; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; and U.S. Trust.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Clay Hand-Building for Adults

Tuesdays, October 9 and 16, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Instructor Glendia Cooper specializes in vessels that are unique and decorated with illuminating colors. Her works convey an appreciation for African techniques. Participants in this dual session class will create two projects involving coil and slab work.

Members $75 and Non-members $85

**Class size is limited. For reservations and information, please call (904) 355-0630.

Art for Two

Saturday, October 13, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Explore Mask-Making

Saturday, November 9, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Oil Pastel Mask Drawing

Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult will explore mask-making and learn about symmetry in art as they create an oil pastel mask drawing. Classes are inspired by the exhibition.

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

**Class size is limited. For reservations and information, please call (904) 355-0630.

Talks and Tea

Wednesday and Thursday, October 17 and 18, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Seated gallery talks with afternoon tea and refreshments following.

Members and Non-members $6 per person, includes lecture, tea and admission to the Museum and Gardens.

**Seating is limited. Call (904) 899-6004 to make required reservations by Friday, October 12. 

Art Adventures

Saturday, October 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Explore Mask-Making

Saturday, November 17, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oil Pastel Mask Drawing

Children ages 6 to 12 will explore mask-making and learn about symmetry in art as they create an oil pastel mask drawing. Classes are inspired by the exhibition.

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

**Class size is limited. For reservations and information, please call (904) 355-0630.

Community Night

Tuesday, October 23, 4 to 8 p.m.

Join us for live music, art-making, hands-on activities, gallery tours and much more as we celebrate the exhibition.

Free admission.  Free Tuesdays sponsored by Florida Blue.

Music in the Concourse

Tuesdays, October 23 and 30, November 6 and 13, 5 to 7 p.m.

To celebrate the exhibition, select Free Tuesday evenings will feature live music performances. Check www.cummer.org for more details.

Free admission.  Free Tuesdays sponsored by Florida Blue.

LaVilla: “Harlem of the South” – Bus Tour

Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Travel through Jacksonville’s LaVilla neighborhood on this stimulating bus tour that explores the rich history of this cultural area. From the Ritz Museum and Theatre to the old Globe Theatre, now the Clara White Mission, hear stories of the famous musicians who contributed to the hotbed of artistic expression that took place right here in our home town. Tour will be followed by a delicious soul food meal and live music from the Harlem Renaissance. 

Members $45 and Non-member $55

** Tour is limited to 30 people. Please call (904) 899-6004 to make required reservations by Monday, October 29.

Jazz, Jacksonville & the Harlem Renaissance

Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening at The Cummer where we will examine Jacksonville’s artistic ties to the Harlem Renaissance. Lecture provided by Director Hope McMath and Chief Curator Holly Keris, followed by cocktails and live jazz.

Members $25 and Non-members $35

** Space is limited. Please call (904) 899-6004 to make required reservations by November 23.

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 110,000 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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Thu, 10/04/2012

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color. The exhibition, on view from October 12, 2012 through January 4, 2013, spans 70 years of Jones’ painting career, from the late Harlem Renaissance to her contemporary fusion of African, Caribbean, American, and African American iconography. Jones achieved great success as a pioneering and accomplished 20th -century artist, and received recognition in her lifetime through exhibitions and representations in important museum collections. Her work remains a substantial and remarkable contribution to the world of American art.

“The Cummer is excited to present the artwork of Loïs Mailou Jones,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris. “As an artist and educator, she had a profound impact on the development of 20th -Century American Art, and played an important role spearheading the careers of many well-known African American artists. Not only is her work a dynamic blend of styles and traditions, it also visually appealing.”

Jones (1905-1998) was born in Boston and attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. After graduating, Jones began her career as a textile designer during a time when racial prejudices and gender discrimination encompassed American Culture. Because textile designers remained anonymous, she decided to pursue a career in fine arts. Jones integrated the encounters and influences she had throughout her lifetime into her art. Producing figurative and narrative paintings that explore both personal and social themes, Jones’ work expands beyond merely illustrating her racial and cultural heritage. A noted educator, she spent 47 years teaching painting and related subjects at Howard University. Jones was said to have been just as involved in her students’ career developments as her own. Among her distinguished students are David Driskell, Elizabeth Catlett, and Robert Freeman.  Jones’ influence as a teacher impacted several generations of African American artists.

The Cummer Store will feature merchandise related to the exhibition, including reproductions of the artist’s work. A limited number of exhibition catalogs will be available, as well as other items that celebrate the art of Loïs Mailou Jones.

Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color is organized by the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, in collaboration with the Loïs Mailou Jones Pierre-Noël Trust, and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. The exhibition is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The exhibition is sponsored by Agility Press, Inc.; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; and U.S. Trust.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Clay Hand-Building for Adults

Tuesdays, October 9 and 16, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Instructor Glendia Cooper specializes in vessels that are unique and decorated with illuminating colors. Her works convey an appreciation for African techniques. Participants in this dual session class will create two projects involving coil and slab work.

Members $75 and Non-members $85

**Class size is limited. For reservations and information, please call (904) 355-0630.

Art for Two

Saturday, October 13, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Explore Mask-Making

Saturday, November 9, 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Oil Pastel Mask Drawing

Children ages 3 to 5 and their favorite adult will explore mask-making and learn about symmetry in art as they create an oil pastel mask drawing. Classes are inspired by the exhibition.

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

**Class size is limited. For reservations and information, please call (904) 355-0630.

Talks and Tea

Wednesday and Thursday, October 17 and 18, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Seated gallery talks with afternoon tea and refreshments following.

Members and Non-members $6 per person, includes lecture, tea and admission to the Museum and Gardens.

**Seating is limited. Call (904) 899-6004 to make required reservations by Friday, October 12. 

Art Adventures

Saturday, October 20, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Explore Mask-Making

Saturday, November 17, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oil Pastel Mask Drawing

Children ages 6 to 12 will explore mask-making and learn about symmetry in art as they create an oil pastel mask drawing. Classes are inspired by the exhibition.

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

**Class size is limited. For reservations and information, please call (904) 355-0630.

Community Night

Tuesday, October 23, 4 to 8 p.m.

Join us for live music, art-making, hands-on activities, gallery tours and much more as we celebrate the exhibition.

Free admission.  Free Tuesdays sponsored by Florida Blue.

Music in the Concourse

Tuesdays, October 23 and 30, November 6 and 13, 5 to 7 p.m.

To celebrate the exhibition, select Free Tuesday evenings will feature live music performances. Check www.cummer.org for more details.

Free admission.  Free Tuesdays sponsored by Florida Blue.

LaVilla: “Harlem of the South” – Bus Tour

Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Travel through Jacksonville’s LaVilla neighborhood on this stimulating bus tour that explores the rich history of this cultural area. From the Ritz Museum and Theatre to the old Globe Theatre, now the Clara White Mission, hear stories of the famous musicians who contributed to the hotbed of artistic expression that took place right here in our home town. Tour will be followed by a delicious soul food meal and live music from the Harlem Renaissance. 

Members $45 and Non-member $55

** Tour is limited to 30 people. Please call (904) 899-6004 to make required reservations by Monday, October 29.

Jazz, Jacksonville & the Harlem Renaissance

Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening at The Cummer where we will examine Jacksonville’s artistic ties to the Harlem Renaissance. Lecture provided by Director Hope McMath and Chief Curator Holly Keris, followed by cocktails and live jazz.

Members $25 and Non-members $35

** Space is limited. Please call (904) 899-6004 to make required reservations by November 23.

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 110,000 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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