Art & Culture Features

Cuban Art at the Harn Museum of Art

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Cuban Art at the Harn Museum of Art

Discover the work of Cuban artists by visiting the Harn Museum of Art and exploring two new exhibitions: The Art of Cundo Bermúdez and Spotlight: Latin America.

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A Reign of Kings: Nicholas Sabatini

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A Reign of Kings: Nicholas Sabatini

In 1897, when an Australian opera singer became ill, Auguste Escoffier, her chef and fan, created a dry thin toast to settle her stomach. Her name was Dame Nellie Melba. The culinary landscape is a buffet of recipes with such stories behind their names: Beef Stroganoff, Beef Wellington, Lobster Newberg, Bananas Foster, and the Arnold Palmer to name a few.

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Ben & Liza Groshell

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Ben & Liza Groshell

Ben and Liza Groshell are a dynamo dining team who are veritable local celebrities due to their growing number of go-to restaurants. They became restauranteurs in 1992 with the opening of Marker 32, the highly-rated seafood destination on the intracoastal waterway. Then they began working on a steakhouse concept, but the 2008 economic recession had them rethinking creatively. Ben Groshell saw that at a time when fine dining was suffering, simple comfort food was still thriving. So the couple decided to switch gears and bring to life a concept they had planned for later in their careers – a fish camp.

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8,000 Pounds of Snapper

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8,000 Pounds of Snapper

“We figured we needed to catch 8,000 pounds of Red Snapper to break even.” The painter waves his tan sailor arms, righting his glass of Scotch mid gesture. Not a drop breaches the rim. The painter sits in his studio with a half-killed fifth of Macallan 12 Year. Paintings from a recent trip to Cuba circle his feet.

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Anne Frank — A History for Today

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Anne Frank — A History for Today

Anne Frank ~ we know the name. After all, more than thirty million copies of her famous diary have sold in seventy languages around the world. Movies, television productions and plays based on her diary have continued to spread Anne Frank’s story, but what do we know of the legacy of this document and its message and relevance to our lives today?

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19th Century Masterworks at The Cummer

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19th Century Masterworks at The Cummer

Most art produced during the nineteenth-century was anchored in the ideologies set forth by well-established academies, despite a changing artistic climate where many artists challenged the relevance of such a rigid system of teaching, promotion, and patronage.

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Heroes & Battlefields

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Heroes & Battlefields

Even during wartime, when all sketching was prohibited without special permission, James McBey (1883 – 1959) continued to diligently observe and record the events that unfolded before him.

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A New Way to Play

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A New Way to Play

Updated play equipment comes to Boone Park South

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The Artful Pour

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The Artful Pour

Local baristas create and compete with latte art

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A Youth Movement Hitting Jacoby Hall

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A Youth Movement Hitting Jacoby Hall

The Jacksonville Symphony recently announced several additions to the orchestra and four of the new members can definitely qualify as part of the youth movement that is hitting Jacoby Hall.

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