Art & Culture Features

The Remarkable Life of Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne

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The Remarkable Life of Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne

This May Jacksonville University (JU) is honoring the late Dr. Frances (Fran) Bartlett Kinne with a memorial service, bronze statue unveiling, and historical exhibit dedicated to the life of the university’s beloved former president and chancellor emerita. Dr. Kinne passed away in May of 2020, just two weeks shy of her 103rd birthday.

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Architecture in Our City by the River: 25 Years in the Past, the Present, and the Promise of the Future

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Architecture in Our City by the River: 25 Years in the Past, the Present, and the Promise of the Future

To celebrate our 25th annual Art & Architecture issue, we asked some of Jacksonville’s most prominent architects and professionals involved in downtown development about their thoughts regarding our city’s architecture in the past 25 years, the present, and what we can expect in the next 25 years.

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AIA Vision for Downtown Jacksonville

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AIA Vision  for Downtown Jacksonville

Born out of a desire to create a unique identity that connects us, the Jacksonville chapter of the American Institute of Architects has a vision … to use our greatest asset as a catalyst for connectivity, entertainment, education, and enjoyment.

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Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail The Dark Lioness

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Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail The Dark Lioness

As part of its longstanding commitment to showcase artwork made across media, time periods, and geographies, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is proud to present “Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail The Dark Lioness,” an international touring exhibition organized by Autograph, London and curated by Renée Mussai. The exhibition, which opens April 15, will conclude its five-year tour in Jacksonville.

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What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About our Homes and Personal Space

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What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About our Homes and Personal Space

The pandemic—in the beginning we resented it, hated it, and longed to get out of the house. Once reality set in, we realized we were in for the long haul. After endless hours of mind-numbing net surfing, TikTok-ing, and streaming until we couldn’t see straight, we began to think: “How can I make my home environment better—make it fit my new way of living and working at home?”

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From the River Into Riverside—The Post Street Boat Dock

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From the River Into Riverside—The Post Street Boat Dock

Jacksonville residents have long clamored for more river access points and for more ways to travel among our different riverfront neighborhoods by way of the St. Johns. An important Riverside access point is set to transform access to multiple landmarks, including the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, the Garden Club of Jacksonville, River & Post restaurant, Riverside and Memorial Parks, and historic Five Points. A floating dock with four boat slips and water taxi access will be built in the coming months at the foot of Post Street, between the Cummer and the Garden Club.

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Making a Place for Jacksonville

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Making a Place for Jacksonville

Whether you are downtown, on the Westside, in Durkeeville, or out at the beaches, Jacksonville’s public art offerings have expanded tremendously, with murals as the anchor to provide a positive impact and help foster a cultural identity for the city. Considering that the majority of the city’s murals have only materialized within the past five years, it’s easy to take for granted that Jacksonville’s urban core is as colorful as it is today.

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Lift Every Voice Through the Power of Art

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Lift Every Voice Through the Power of Art

In 2015 ArtRepublic put forth a five-year plan to show Jacksonville how the power of world-class public art could engage the community and spawn economic development. ArtRepublic’s founder and CEO, Jessica Santiago, partnered with the private sector to create a massive transformation to downtown Jacksonville through annual productions of high-quality public art, events, and exhibitions.

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The Mural Issue: Pedestrian-friendly Maps

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The Mural Issue: Pedestrian-friendly Maps

Take in Jacksonville’s outdoor galleries using our pedestrian-friendly neighborhood maps. Five maps in total will show you where to find murals in Downtown; Brooklyn/Riverside; Avondale/Murray Hill; Eastside/LaVilla/Springfield; and San Marco.

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Yellow House: Art Inside & Out

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Yellow House: Art Inside & Out

The CoRK Arts District, the first of its kind artists’ district in Jacksonville, opened ten years ago. It has since grown from one building to three with a mission to support artists in the community by offering workspaces for creativity and collaboration. True to its mission, the district’s artists were invited to express themselves by painting murals on the building’s exterior.

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