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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Presents Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection

Mon, 10/14/2013
For more information contact:
Amy L. Chamberlin
(904) 899-6034
achamberlin@cummer.org

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection. The exhibition, on view from October 19 through January 5, 2014, brings together 58 examples of American Scene and modernist paintings from the 1930s and 1940s, works that exposed and sometimes celebrated a changing America. Organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee, Modern Dialect highlights works by some of the most respected American artists of the early twentieth century, including Charles Burchfield, George Ault, Charles Sheeler, and Clarence Carter, as well as introduces such fascinating artists as Clyde Singer, Lois Mabel Head, Arthur Osver, and others. The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue are structured thematically to reveal concerns of American painters from every region of the country.

“The Cummer is thrilled to present this impressive collection,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris.  “The Horsemans’ passion for American Art and their generosity in sharing it with museums across the country are remarkable.”

The more than 40 artists featured in Modern Dialect hail from all parts of the United States, and painted wherever they found inspiration, creating worlds far removed from the harsh truth of everyday life.  Coinciding with this move toward surrealism was the emergence of an American abstract style.  Influenced by the work of abstractionists they encountered in Europe, artists in the United States began experimenting with their own brand of non-representational painting that incorporated modern theories of color, space and form.  These artists do not so much adhere to a single style as a common interest in portraying their realities in a decidedly modern fashion.

Rich in stylistic diversity, Modern Dialect illustrates the scope of the American modernist aesthetic in the first half of the 20th century and the vision and integrity each artist brought to the representation of the American experience.  Working in one of our nation’s most volatile eras, the artists represented in this exhibition worked through their individual and collective struggles to forge a new, uniquely American visual language in a modern dialect.

From an interview with the Horsemans: “We are students of political, economic, and social history and we’ve learned the country goes through political and economic cycles similar to what is happening today.  Art is a great teacher about how our country has responded to historical events and how the nation has dealt with challenges.”

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc.; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; and U.S. Trust. 

The Cummer Store

Visit The Cummer Store and see the new exhibition specific merchandise. Savor the selection of products that puts a modern-day spin on items from this vintage era of American history. The exhibition catalogue, Modern Dialect is available for $29.95 in The Cummer Store.

For more information, please call The Cummer Store at (904) 899-6035.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Conversations and Cocktails

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Members $25 and Non-members $35

Join us for a 45-minute panel discussion with local artists Jim Draper, Lily Kuonen and Dustin Harewood and moderated by The Cummer’s Chief Curator, Holly Keris. The discussion will focus on how these individuals use their art to illustrate the American experience. A meet and greet with music, wine and cheese will follow.

Please call (904) 899-6038 or visit www.cummer.org to purchase tickets.

Talks and Tea Lecture Series

Wednesday, November 20 and Thursday, November 21, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

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

Seated gallery talk with The Cummer's Associate Director of Education, Maggie Reynolds, followed by tea and refreshments.

Please call (904)-899-6038 to make your required reservation.

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

Classes for Children

Art for Two: Lights, Camera, Abstraction

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Members $15 per pair and Non-members $20 per pair

Students will explore the exhibition and learn about the elements of abstract art. Students will also create their own abstract painting using shapes, lines and bright colors.  Ages 3 to 5.

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

Art Adventures: Lights, Camera, Abstraction
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Members $10 and Non-members $15

Students will explore the exhibition and learn about the elements of abstract art. Students will also create their own abstract painting using shapes, lines and bright colors.  Ages 6 to 12.

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, 10/14/2013
For more information contact:
Amy L. Chamberlin
(904) 899-6034
achamberlin@cummer.org

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection. The exhibition, on view from October 19 through January 5, 2014, brings together 58 examples of American Scene and modernist paintings from the 1930s and 1940s, works that exposed and sometimes celebrated a changing America. Organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee, Modern Dialect highlights works by some of the most respected American artists of the early twentieth century, including Charles Burchfield, George Ault, Charles Sheeler, and Clarence Carter, as well as introduces such fascinating artists as Clyde Singer, Lois Mabel Head, Arthur Osver, and others. The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue are structured thematically to reveal concerns of American painters from every region of the country.

“The Cummer is thrilled to present this impressive collection,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris.  “The Horsemans’ passion for American Art and their generosity in sharing it with museums across the country are remarkable.”

The more than 40 artists featured in Modern Dialect hail from all parts of the United States, and painted wherever they found inspiration, creating worlds far removed from the harsh truth of everyday life.  Coinciding with this move toward surrealism was the emergence of an American abstract style.  Influenced by the work of abstractionists they encountered in Europe, artists in the United States began experimenting with their own brand of non-representational painting that incorporated modern theories of color, space and form.  These artists do not so much adhere to a single style as a common interest in portraying their realities in a decidedly modern fashion.

Rich in stylistic diversity, Modern Dialect illustrates the scope of the American modernist aesthetic in the first half of the 20th century and the vision and integrity each artist brought to the representation of the American experience.  Working in one of our nation’s most volatile eras, the artists represented in this exhibition worked through their individual and collective struggles to forge a new, uniquely American visual language in a modern dialect.

From an interview with the Horsemans: “We are students of political, economic, and social history and we’ve learned the country goes through political and economic cycles similar to what is happening today.  Art is a great teacher about how our country has responded to historical events and how the nation has dealt with challenges.”

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc.; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; and U.S. Trust. 

The Cummer Store

Visit The Cummer Store and see the new exhibition specific merchandise. Savor the selection of products that puts a modern-day spin on items from this vintage era of American history. The exhibition catalogue, Modern Dialect is available for $29.95 in The Cummer Store.

For more information, please call The Cummer Store at (904) 899-6035.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Conversations and Cocktails

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Members $25 and Non-members $35

Join us for a 45-minute panel discussion with local artists Jim Draper, Lily Kuonen and Dustin Harewood and moderated by The Cummer’s Chief Curator, Holly Keris. The discussion will focus on how these individuals use their art to illustrate the American experience. A meet and greet with music, wine and cheese will follow.

Please call (904) 899-6038 or visit www.cummer.org to purchase tickets.

Talks and Tea Lecture Series

Wednesday, November 20 and Thursday, November 21, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

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

Seated gallery talk with The Cummer's Associate Director of Education, Maggie Reynolds, followed by tea and refreshments.

Please call (904)-899-6038 to make your required reservation.

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

Classes for Children

Art for Two: Lights, Camera, Abstraction

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Members $15 per pair and Non-members $20 per pair

Students will explore the exhibition and learn about the elements of abstract art. Students will also create their own abstract painting using shapes, lines and bright colors.  Ages 3 to 5.

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

Art Adventures: Lights, Camera, Abstraction
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Members $10 and Non-members $15

Students will explore the exhibition and learn about the elements of abstract art. Students will also create their own abstract painting using shapes, lines and bright colors.  Ages 6 to 12.

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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For more information contact:
Amy L. Chamberlin
(904) 899-6034
achamberlin@cummer.org

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection. The exhibition, on view from October 19 through January 5, 2014, brings together 58 examples of American Scene and modernist paintings from the 1930s and 1940s, works that exposed and sometimes celebrated a changing America. Organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee, Modern Dialect highlights works by some of the most respected American artists of the early twentieth century, including Charles Burchfield, George Ault, Charles Sheeler, and Clarence Carter, as well as introduces such fascinating artists as Clyde Singer, Lois Mabel Head, Arthur Osver, and others. The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue are structured thematically to reveal concerns of American painters from every region of the country.

“The Cummer is thrilled to present this impressive collection,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris.  “The Horsemans’ passion for American Art and their generosity in sharing it with museums across the country are remarkable.”

The more than 40 artists featured in Modern Dialect hail from all parts of the United States, and painted wherever they found inspiration, creating worlds far removed from the harsh truth of everyday life.  Coinciding with this move toward surrealism was the emergence of an American abstract style.  Influenced by the work of abstractionists they encountered in Europe, artists in the United States began experimenting with their own brand of non-representational painting that incorporated modern theories of color, space and form.  These artists do not so much adhere to a single style as a common interest in portraying their realities in a decidedly modern fashion.

Rich in stylistic diversity, Modern Dialect illustrates the scope of the American modernist aesthetic in the first half of the 20th century and the vision and integrity each artist brought to the representation of the American experience.  Working in one of our nation’s most volatile eras, the artists represented in this exhibition worked through their individual and collective struggles to forge a new, uniquely American visual language in a modern dialect.

From an interview with the Horsemans: “We are students of political, economic, and social history and we’ve learned the country goes through political and economic cycles similar to what is happening today.  Art is a great teacher about how our country has responded to historical events and how the nation has dealt with challenges.”

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc.; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; and U.S. Trust. 

The Cummer Store

Visit The Cummer Store and see the new exhibition specific merchandise. Savor the selection of products that puts a modern-day spin on items from this vintage era of American history. The exhibition catalogue, Modern Dialect is available for $29.95 in The Cummer Store.

For more information, please call The Cummer Store at (904) 899-6035.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Conversations and Cocktails

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Members $25 and Non-members $35

Join us for a 45-minute panel discussion with local artists Jim Draper, Lily Kuonen and Dustin Harewood and moderated by The Cummer’s Chief Curator, Holly Keris. The discussion will focus on how these individuals use their art to illustrate the American experience. A meet and greet with music, wine and cheese will follow.

Please call (904) 899-6038 or visit www.cummer.org to purchase tickets.

Talks and Tea Lecture Series

Wednesday, November 20 and Thursday, November 21, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

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

Seated gallery talk with The Cummer's Associate Director of Education, Maggie Reynolds, followed by tea and refreshments.

Please call (904)-899-6038 to make your required reservation.

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

Classes for Children

Art for Two: Lights, Camera, Abstraction

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Members $15 per pair and Non-members $20 per pair

Students will explore the exhibition and learn about the elements of abstract art. Students will also create their own abstract painting using shapes, lines and bright colors.  Ages 3 to 5.

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

Art Adventures: Lights, Camera, Abstraction
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Members $10 and Non-members $15

Students will explore the exhibition and learn about the elements of abstract art. Students will also create their own abstract painting using shapes, lines and bright colors.  Ages 6 to 12.

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, 10/14/2013
For more information contact:
Amy L. Chamberlin
(904) 899-6034
achamberlin@cummer.org

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection. The exhibition, on view from October 19 through January 5, 2014, brings together 58 examples of American Scene and modernist paintings from the 1930s and 1940s, works that exposed and sometimes celebrated a changing America. Organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee, Modern Dialect highlights works by some of the most respected American artists of the early twentieth century, including Charles Burchfield, George Ault, Charles Sheeler, and Clarence Carter, as well as introduces such fascinating artists as Clyde Singer, Lois Mabel Head, Arthur Osver, and others. The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue are structured thematically to reveal concerns of American painters from every region of the country.

“The Cummer is thrilled to present this impressive collection,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris.  “The Horsemans’ passion for American Art and their generosity in sharing it with museums across the country are remarkable.”

The more than 40 artists featured in Modern Dialect hail from all parts of the United States, and painted wherever they found inspiration, creating worlds far removed from the harsh truth of everyday life.  Coinciding with this move toward surrealism was the emergence of an American abstract style.  Influenced by the work of abstractionists they encountered in Europe, artists in the United States began experimenting with their own brand of non-representational painting that incorporated modern theories of color, space and form.  These artists do not so much adhere to a single style as a common interest in portraying their realities in a decidedly modern fashion.

Rich in stylistic diversity, Modern Dialect illustrates the scope of the American modernist aesthetic in the first half of the 20th century and the vision and integrity each artist brought to the representation of the American experience.  Working in one of our nation’s most volatile eras, the artists represented in this exhibition worked through their individual and collective struggles to forge a new, uniquely American visual language in a modern dialect.

From an interview with the Horsemans: “We are students of political, economic, and social history and we’ve learned the country goes through political and economic cycles similar to what is happening today.  Art is a great teacher about how our country has responded to historical events and how the nation has dealt with challenges.”

Exhibition Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc.; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; The Director’s Circle at The Cummer; Elkins Constructors, Inc.; and U.S. Trust. 

The Cummer Store

Visit The Cummer Store and see the new exhibition specific merchandise. Savor the selection of products that puts a modern-day spin on items from this vintage era of American history. The exhibition catalogue, Modern Dialect is available for $29.95 in The Cummer Store.

For more information, please call The Cummer Store at (904) 899-6035.

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Conversations and Cocktails

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Members $25 and Non-members $35

Join us for a 45-minute panel discussion with local artists Jim Draper, Lily Kuonen and Dustin Harewood and moderated by The Cummer’s Chief Curator, Holly Keris. The discussion will focus on how these individuals use their art to illustrate the American experience. A meet and greet with music, wine and cheese will follow.

Please call (904) 899-6038 or visit www.cummer.org to purchase tickets.

Talks and Tea Lecture Series

Wednesday, November 20 and Thursday, November 21, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

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

Seated gallery talk with The Cummer's Associate Director of Education, Maggie Reynolds, followed by tea and refreshments.

Please call (904)-899-6038 to make your required reservation.

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

Classes for Children

Art for Two: Lights, Camera, Abstraction

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Members $15 per pair and Non-members $20 per pair

Students will explore the exhibition and learn about the elements of abstract art. Students will also create their own abstract painting using shapes, lines and bright colors.  Ages 3 to 5.

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

Art Adventures: Lights, Camera, Abstraction
Saturday, November 16, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Members $10 and Non-members $15

Students will explore the exhibition and learn about the elements of abstract art. Students will also create their own abstract painting using shapes, lines and bright colors.  Ages 6 to 12.

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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