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The Art of Empathy: The Cummer Mother of Sorrows in Context

November 26, 2013-February 16, 2014

This exhibition is designed to showcase a masterwork in The Cummer’s permanent collection, Mother of Sorrows (c. 1470). It is one of only five known works by the Master of the Stötteritz Altar and was declared the “most important discovery in early German painting” by art historian Colin Eisler when it entered the collection in 1984.

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Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection

October 19, 2013-January 5, 2014

Organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee, Modern Dialect will highlight 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 introduce such fascinating artists as Clyde Singer, Lois Mabel Head, Arthur Osver, and others. 

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La Florida

January 15, 2013-October 20, 2013

From native and Spanish colonial artifacts, to digital and video art of today, La Florida celebrates 500 years of Florida art. 

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Future Retro: The Great Age of the American Automobile

May 14, 2013-September 8, 2013

This exhibition, comprised mainly of drawings from the collection of Frederick A. Sharf, showcases the beauty and ingenuity of American automotive design during the decades following World War II, a landmark period in car styling. 

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The Tsars' Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs

January 26, 2013-April 27, 2013

The Tsars’ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts under the Romanovs features extraordinary objects that have been drawn from the finest private collection of Imperial Russian porcelain and decorative arts in the United States.

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Eartha White and Ninah Cummer: Connecting with Community

December 11, 2012-April 14, 2013

As part of the Fusion initiative, The Cummer will present an exhibition of archival material that documents the legacies of two important community leaders – Eartha White and Ninah Cummer.

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Jim Draper: Feast of Flowers

December 18, 2012-April 7, 2013

Jacksonville artist Jim Draper’s newest series “Pascua Florida: Feast of Flowers” celebrates the 500th anniversary of the first European engagement with Florida, the first named area in what is now the United States.

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Loïs Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color

October 12, 2012-January 4, 2013

Born in Boston in 1905 and trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Loïs Mailou Jones began her career at a time when racial prejudices and gender discrimination were strong in American culture. 

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Histories in Africa: 20 Years of Photography by Elizabeth Gilbert

September 13, 2012-December 30, 2012

American photojournalist Elizabeth Gilbert has lived and worked in Africa for twenty years, traveling from Kenya to Congo, throughout the Great Rift Valley, and reporting civil wars in Rwanda, Somalia and Sudan.

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Folio Weekly Invitational Artist Exhibition

August 24, 2012-December 2, 2012

This juried exhibition will showcase 50 local artists. 

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Leonard Baskin: Works on Paper

July 17, 2012-November 11, 2012

This dynamic works on paper exhibition, includes 16 watercolors, woodcuts and etchings by Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 - 2000).  The prints are a nice juxaposition between works on loan to the Museum from a private collection and the Museum's permanent collection. 

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Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art: Works from the Bank of America Collection

June 5, 2012-September 16, 2012

This unique survey of approximately 95 works takes a close look at paintings, prints and photographs created over the past eighty years.

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Beyond Ukiyo-e: Japanese Woodblock Prints and their influence on Western Art

December 15, 2011-August 9, 2012

The culture of Japan remained a mystery to much of the Western hemisphere until 1853, when American Commodore Matthew Perry forcefully opened the country to foreign trade.

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50 Forward: New Additions to the Permanent Collection

January 31, 2012-July 31, 2012

The Cummer unveils new acquisitions made through gifts and purchases in honor of the Museum’s 50th Anniversary.

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Richard Chamberlain: The Year of the Sheep

January 10, 2012-July 8, 2012

In the late 1980s, Richard Chamberlain began a series of paintings dealing with his experiences in Vietnam.  Called The Year of the Sheep, which refers to the Chinese calendar designation for 1967, the year he spent in Southeast Asia, the series is comprised of black-and-white images that are reminiscent of abstracted landscapes.

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Impressionism and Post Impressionism from the High Museum of Art

February 16, 2012-May 6, 2012

Impressionism and Post Impressionism from the High Museum of Art showcases almost 50 paintings, drawings, and prints by such renowned artists as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Mary Cassatt, and John Singer Sargent. 

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One in Three: Let's Solve our Dropout Crisis

August 12, 2011-January 9, 2012

Through photography and video, young people tell stories of challenges and successes.

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Eugene Savage: The Seminole Paintings

October 7, 2011-January 8, 2012

American artist Eugene Savage is best known today as a muralist. However, in the 1930s he became enchanted with the Seminole Indian tribe and began to depict them in paintings and works on paper.

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The Cummer Legacy

November 14, 2011-January 1, 2012

Archival show in the Millner Gallery on view from January 14, 2011 through January 1, 2012.

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Jacksonville’s Norman Studios: Movie Posters from the Permanent Collection

August 5, 2011-November 2, 2011

Before Hollywood dominated the film industry, Florida was the hot spot for movie executives.  With our warm weather, sunny skies, convenient location, cheap labor, and diverse scenery, Jacksonville quickly became a frontrunner in the early film business in the first part of the 20th century.

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New View: Interpretations of The Cummer Gardens

May 17, 2011-October 1, 2011

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On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture, and Commerce

May 13, 2011-August 14, 2011

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The Neighborhood as Art: Celebrating the Riverside Avondale Area

June 14, 2011-July 31, 2011

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The Cummer Legacy

January 7, 2011-May 22, 2011

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A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era

January 25, 2011-April 29, 2011

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Women of Vision/Art Beyond Sight

October 5, 2010-March 6, 2011

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Art Ventures: Supporting the Arts in Jacksonville for 20 Years

November 18, 2010-January 2, 2011

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