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The Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens Presents Histories in Africa: 20 Years of Photography by Elizabeth Gilbert

Wed, 09/12/2012

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Histories in Africa: 20 Years of Photography by Elizabeth Gilbert. The exhibition is on view from September 13 through December 30, 2012. More than 50 black and white photographs document Gilbert’s dynamic 20 year journey through Africa, and her attempts to capture a continent in flux, one in which traditional cultures and customs were rapidly disappearing. Her hope was to “distill the subjects in a timeless record, and preserve the memory of a lost era long after globalization has eroded it forever.”

“The Cummer is thrilled to present the rich photographic work of Elizabeth Gilbert,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris. “We have been working with Ms. Gilbert on hosting this exhibition since 2003, and are delighted the time has come to share it with the Jacksonville community. Her work poignantly demonstrates the beauty and challenges of a remarkable continent.” 

A renowned photojournalist, Gilbert is a native of Jacksonville. She has lived in Africa for 20 years, working as a documentary photographer and designer focused on preserving African culture. “It is very personal to me to be coming home for this milestone, my first solo museum exhibition,” said Gilbert.

Gilbert graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1990 and moved to Kenya to work as a news photographer. Working alongside photographer Peter Beard, she documented the brutal civil wars in Rwanda, Somalia, and Sudan. She soon realized that photographing these events had little impact on their outcome. The brutality and tragedies she witnessed had a major impact on her. “It hit me years later like a great tsunami slowly gathering itself at sea,” recalled Gilbert. She decided to turn her attention to the ever changing cultural and political traditions of the continent. “I wanted to find the Africa that hadn’t yet been ravaged by foreign empires, wars, and the modern world,” said Gilbert. The contrast between the old and new ways of life struck a chord with the artist. Her mission became capturing these traditions before they completely disappeared, trying in her own way to preserve what was left of the African culture.

Gilbert’s photographs capture Africa in transition; a continent lingering on the cusp of globalization and preservation. “The loss of African tradition in the last century and the change I witnessed during my own travels slowly redefined my role as a photographer,” said Gilbert. “I no longer saw myself as an invisible recorder, but as a collaborator with the people whom I photographed. I was a stranger, yet they had allowed me to document their most private rituals and ceremonies. This permission in itself was their acknowledgement that a way of life was disappearing. Influenced by this, I began to create a more idealized portrayal of what I believed was a vanishing world.”

Drawing from her experiences Gilbert authored two books. The first, Broken Spears: A Maasai Journey, describes and documents four years that she spent living with Maasai tribe in Nairobi, Kenya. The second, Tribes of the Great Rift Valley, documents her journey into the Great Rift Valley in Eastern Africa, thought by scientists to be the birthplace of the human species. Gilbert spent nearly three years living among more than 25 ethnic groups, including the Samburu and Mursi people.

In addition to her two books, Gilbert has been published in various publications including: TIME, Newsweek, Life, and New York Times. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Museum of Fine Arts, in Houston, Texas. Her work has also been exhibited at The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, in the exhibition ‘The Global Africa Project’ (2010-2011).

The Museum Store will be featuring merchandise relating to the exhibition, including both of Gilbert’s books. Traditional African merchandise made by regional artists and handmade cards made by locals in Rwanda who have lost family members to AIDS, as well as to the 1994 Rwanda genocides.

A special afternoon tour for visitors is scheduled for Sunday, September 16 at 3 p.m. This exhibition tour will be led by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Talks and Tea Histories in Africa: 20 Years of Photography by Elizabeth Gilbert

Wednesday and Thursday, September 19 and 20, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.*

*Wednesday, September 19 discussion will be led by special guest Elizabeth Gilbert.

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

**Limited seating, pre-registration is required. For reservations, please call (904) 899-6004.

This program is made possible through support by the, The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.; The Community Foundation; Grace H. Osborn Endowment; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Director’s Circle; The City of Jacksonville; the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.

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

**Limited class size, 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 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

** Limited class size, for reservations and information, please call (904) 355-0630.

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 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

** Limited class size, 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 interactives, gallery tours and much more as we celebrate the exhibition.

Free admission

Free Tuesdays sponsored by Florida Blue.

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 109,000 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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Wed, 09/12/2012

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Histories in Africa: 20 Years of Photography by Elizabeth Gilbert. The exhibition is on view from September 13 through December 30, 2012. More than 50 black and white photographs document Gilbert’s dynamic 20 year journey through Africa, and her attempts to capture a continent in flux, one in which traditional cultures and customs were rapidly disappearing. Her hope was to “distill the subjects in a timeless record, and preserve the memory of a lost era long after globalization has eroded it forever.”

“The Cummer is thrilled to present the rich photographic work of Elizabeth Gilbert,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris. “We have been working with Ms. Gilbert on hosting this exhibition since 2003, and are delighted the time has come to share it with the Jacksonville community. Her work poignantly demonstrates the beauty and challenges of a remarkable continent.” 

A renowned photojournalist, Gilbert is a native of Jacksonville. She has lived in Africa for 20 years, working as a documentary photographer and designer focused on preserving African culture. “It is very personal to me to be coming home for this milestone, my first solo museum exhibition,” said Gilbert.

Gilbert graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1990 and moved to Kenya to work as a news photographer. Working alongside photographer Peter Beard, she documented the brutal civil wars in Rwanda, Somalia, and Sudan. She soon realized that photographing these events had little impact on their outcome. The brutality and tragedies she witnessed had a major impact on her. “It hit me years later like a great tsunami slowly gathering itself at sea,” recalled Gilbert. She decided to turn her attention to the ever changing cultural and political traditions of the continent. “I wanted to find the Africa that hadn’t yet been ravaged by foreign empires, wars, and the modern world,” said Gilbert. The contrast between the old and new ways of life struck a chord with the artist. Her mission became capturing these traditions before they completely disappeared, trying in her own way to preserve what was left of the African culture.

Gilbert’s photographs capture Africa in transition; a continent lingering on the cusp of globalization and preservation. “The loss of African tradition in the last century and the change I witnessed during my own travels slowly redefined my role as a photographer,” said Gilbert. “I no longer saw myself as an invisible recorder, but as a collaborator with the people whom I photographed. I was a stranger, yet they had allowed me to document their most private rituals and ceremonies. This permission in itself was their acknowledgement that a way of life was disappearing. Influenced by this, I began to create a more idealized portrayal of what I believed was a vanishing world.”

Drawing from her experiences Gilbert authored two books. The first, Broken Spears: A Maasai Journey, describes and documents four years that she spent living with Maasai tribe in Nairobi, Kenya. The second, Tribes of the Great Rift Valley, documents her journey into the Great Rift Valley in Eastern Africa, thought by scientists to be the birthplace of the human species. Gilbert spent nearly three years living among more than 25 ethnic groups, including the Samburu and Mursi people.

In addition to her two books, Gilbert has been published in various publications including: TIME, Newsweek, Life, and New York Times. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Museum of Fine Arts, in Houston, Texas. Her work has also been exhibited at The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, in the exhibition ‘The Global Africa Project’ (2010-2011).

The Museum Store will be featuring merchandise relating to the exhibition, including both of Gilbert’s books. Traditional African merchandise made by regional artists and handmade cards made by locals in Rwanda who have lost family members to AIDS, as well as to the 1994 Rwanda genocides.

A special afternoon tour for visitors is scheduled for Sunday, September 16 at 3 p.m. This exhibition tour will be led by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Talks and Tea Histories in Africa: 20 Years of Photography by Elizabeth Gilbert

Wednesday and Thursday, September 19 and 20, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.*

*Wednesday, September 19 discussion will be led by special guest Elizabeth Gilbert.

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

**Limited seating, pre-registration is required. For reservations, please call (904) 899-6004.

This program is made possible through support by the, The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.; The Community Foundation; Grace H. Osborn Endowment; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Director’s Circle; The City of Jacksonville; the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.

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

**Limited class size, 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 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

** Limited class size, for reservations and information, please call (904) 355-0630.

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 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

** Limited class size, 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 interactives, gallery tours and much more as we celebrate the exhibition.

Free admission

Free Tuesdays sponsored by Florida Blue.

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 109,000 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 Histories in Africa: 20 Years of Photography by Elizabeth Gilbert. The exhibition is on view from September 13 through December 30, 2012. More than 50 black and white photographs document Gilbert’s dynamic 20 year journey through Africa, and her attempts to capture a continent in flux, one in which traditional cultures and customs were rapidly disappearing. Her hope was to “distill the subjects in a timeless record, and preserve the memory of a lost era long after globalization has eroded it forever.”

“The Cummer is thrilled to present the rich photographic work of Elizabeth Gilbert,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris. “We have been working with Ms. Gilbert on hosting this exhibition since 2003, and are delighted the time has come to share it with the Jacksonville community. Her work poignantly demonstrates the beauty and challenges of a remarkable continent.” 

A renowned photojournalist, Gilbert is a native of Jacksonville. She has lived in Africa for 20 years, working as a documentary photographer and designer focused on preserving African culture. “It is very personal to me to be coming home for this milestone, my first solo museum exhibition,” said Gilbert.

Gilbert graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1990 and moved to Kenya to work as a news photographer. Working alongside photographer Peter Beard, she documented the brutal civil wars in Rwanda, Somalia, and Sudan. She soon realized that photographing these events had little impact on their outcome. The brutality and tragedies she witnessed had a major impact on her. “It hit me years later like a great tsunami slowly gathering itself at sea,” recalled Gilbert. She decided to turn her attention to the ever changing cultural and political traditions of the continent. “I wanted to find the Africa that hadn’t yet been ravaged by foreign empires, wars, and the modern world,” said Gilbert. The contrast between the old and new ways of life struck a chord with the artist. Her mission became capturing these traditions before they completely disappeared, trying in her own way to preserve what was left of the African culture.

Gilbert’s photographs capture Africa in transition; a continent lingering on the cusp of globalization and preservation. “The loss of African tradition in the last century and the change I witnessed during my own travels slowly redefined my role as a photographer,” said Gilbert. “I no longer saw myself as an invisible recorder, but as a collaborator with the people whom I photographed. I was a stranger, yet they had allowed me to document their most private rituals and ceremonies. This permission in itself was their acknowledgement that a way of life was disappearing. Influenced by this, I began to create a more idealized portrayal of what I believed was a vanishing world.”

Drawing from her experiences Gilbert authored two books. The first, Broken Spears: A Maasai Journey, describes and documents four years that she spent living with Maasai tribe in Nairobi, Kenya. The second, Tribes of the Great Rift Valley, documents her journey into the Great Rift Valley in Eastern Africa, thought by scientists to be the birthplace of the human species. Gilbert spent nearly three years living among more than 25 ethnic groups, including the Samburu and Mursi people.

In addition to her two books, Gilbert has been published in various publications including: TIME, Newsweek, Life, and New York Times. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Museum of Fine Arts, in Houston, Texas. Her work has also been exhibited at The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, in the exhibition ‘The Global Africa Project’ (2010-2011).

The Museum Store will be featuring merchandise relating to the exhibition, including both of Gilbert’s books. Traditional African merchandise made by regional artists and handmade cards made by locals in Rwanda who have lost family members to AIDS, as well as to the 1994 Rwanda genocides.

A special afternoon tour for visitors is scheduled for Sunday, September 16 at 3 p.m. This exhibition tour will be led by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Talks and Tea Histories in Africa: 20 Years of Photography by Elizabeth Gilbert

Wednesday and Thursday, September 19 and 20, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.*

*Wednesday, September 19 discussion will be led by special guest Elizabeth Gilbert.

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

**Limited seating, pre-registration is required. For reservations, please call (904) 899-6004.

This program is made possible through support by the, The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.; The Community Foundation; Grace H. Osborn Endowment; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Director’s Circle; The City of Jacksonville; the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.

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

**Limited class size, 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 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

** Limited class size, for reservations and information, please call (904) 355-0630.

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 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

** Limited class size, 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 interactives, gallery tours and much more as we celebrate the exhibition.

Free admission

Free Tuesdays sponsored by Florida Blue.

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 109,000 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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Wed, 09/12/2012

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Histories in Africa: 20 Years of Photography by Elizabeth Gilbert. The exhibition is on view from September 13 through December 30, 2012. More than 50 black and white photographs document Gilbert’s dynamic 20 year journey through Africa, and her attempts to capture a continent in flux, one in which traditional cultures and customs were rapidly disappearing. Her hope was to “distill the subjects in a timeless record, and preserve the memory of a lost era long after globalization has eroded it forever.”

“The Cummer is thrilled to present the rich photographic work of Elizabeth Gilbert,” said Chief Curator Holly Keris. “We have been working with Ms. Gilbert on hosting this exhibition since 2003, and are delighted the time has come to share it with the Jacksonville community. Her work poignantly demonstrates the beauty and challenges of a remarkable continent.” 

A renowned photojournalist, Gilbert is a native of Jacksonville. She has lived in Africa for 20 years, working as a documentary photographer and designer focused on preserving African culture. “It is very personal to me to be coming home for this milestone, my first solo museum exhibition,” said Gilbert.

Gilbert graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1990 and moved to Kenya to work as a news photographer. Working alongside photographer Peter Beard, she documented the brutal civil wars in Rwanda, Somalia, and Sudan. She soon realized that photographing these events had little impact on their outcome. The brutality and tragedies she witnessed had a major impact on her. “It hit me years later like a great tsunami slowly gathering itself at sea,” recalled Gilbert. She decided to turn her attention to the ever changing cultural and political traditions of the continent. “I wanted to find the Africa that hadn’t yet been ravaged by foreign empires, wars, and the modern world,” said Gilbert. The contrast between the old and new ways of life struck a chord with the artist. Her mission became capturing these traditions before they completely disappeared, trying in her own way to preserve what was left of the African culture.

Gilbert’s photographs capture Africa in transition; a continent lingering on the cusp of globalization and preservation. “The loss of African tradition in the last century and the change I witnessed during my own travels slowly redefined my role as a photographer,” said Gilbert. “I no longer saw myself as an invisible recorder, but as a collaborator with the people whom I photographed. I was a stranger, yet they had allowed me to document their most private rituals and ceremonies. This permission in itself was their acknowledgement that a way of life was disappearing. Influenced by this, I began to create a more idealized portrayal of what I believed was a vanishing world.”

Drawing from her experiences Gilbert authored two books. The first, Broken Spears: A Maasai Journey, describes and documents four years that she spent living with Maasai tribe in Nairobi, Kenya. The second, Tribes of the Great Rift Valley, documents her journey into the Great Rift Valley in Eastern Africa, thought by scientists to be the birthplace of the human species. Gilbert spent nearly three years living among more than 25 ethnic groups, including the Samburu and Mursi people.

In addition to her two books, Gilbert has been published in various publications including: TIME, Newsweek, Life, and New York Times. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Museum of Fine Arts, in Houston, Texas. Her work has also been exhibited at The Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, in the exhibition ‘The Global Africa Project’ (2010-2011).

The Museum Store will be featuring merchandise relating to the exhibition, including both of Gilbert’s books. Traditional African merchandise made by regional artists and handmade cards made by locals in Rwanda who have lost family members to AIDS, as well as to the 1994 Rwanda genocides.

A special afternoon tour for visitors is scheduled for Sunday, September 16 at 3 p.m. This exhibition tour will be led by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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

Special Events and Programs for Visitors throughout the Exhibition include:

Talks and Tea Histories in Africa: 20 Years of Photography by Elizabeth Gilbert

Wednesday and Thursday, September 19 and 20, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.*

*Wednesday, September 19 discussion will be led by special guest Elizabeth Gilbert.

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

**Limited seating, pre-registration is required. For reservations, please call (904) 899-6004.

This program is made possible through support by the, The Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.; The Community Foundation; Grace H. Osborn Endowment; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Director’s Circle; The City of Jacksonville; the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.

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

**Limited class size, 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 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

** Limited class size, for reservations and information, please call (904) 355-0630.

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 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

** Limited class size, 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 interactives, gallery tours and much more as we celebrate the exhibition.

Free admission

Free Tuesdays sponsored by Florida Blue.

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 109,000 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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