Art & Culture Features

Coin Artists — America’s Storytellers

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Coin Artists — America’s Storytellers

Local artist Matt Swaim is chosen for the U.S. Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program

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The Ultimate Collection of “Selfies” by America’s Leading Artists, 1901 – 2015

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The Ultimate Collection of “Selfies” by America’s Leading Artists, 1901 – 2015

Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery visits the Boca Raton Museum of Art

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St. Augustine: A Cultural Tapestry

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St. Augustine: A Cultural Tapestry

St. Augustine is a treasure trove of arts, culture and heritage woven together in a fine and colorful tapestry. Traveling just thirty minutes from Jacksonville, you are transported in both time and place, far from the hustle and stress of digital life.

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Flipping The Flop

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Flipping The Flop

Ocean Sole Africa helps Kenyan artists create sculptures from their beaches’ biggest menace — flip-flops

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An Affinity for Oysters

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An Affinity for Oysters

Oysters have played an important role in human civilization for thousands of years, even here in Northeast Florida. When the first Europeans arrived along the First Coast in the 1500s, oysters were already a substantial part of the diet enjoyed by local Timucua. Evidence is clearly visible in the remarkable number of oyster middens (large mounds of discarded oyster shells) that dot the coastline. 

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A Huckins Legacy of Mermaids & War Boats

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A Huckins Legacy of Mermaids & War Boats

On August 1, 1943, the crew of PT (patrol torpedo) boat 109, with Lieutenant John F. Kennedy at the helm, set out from the Solomon Islands to halt the “Tokyo Express,” but their mission went awry. In the middle of the night, a Japanese destroyer collided with the smaller ship, knocking the crew into the water and setting the boat aflame. Kennedy’s valiant swim to shore (with an injured crew member in tow, no less) would catapult him to war-hero status. What you might not know is that a small Jacksonville boatmaker played an important role in this particular chapter of American naval history. 

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Jacksonville’s Remarkable Arts Pioneer

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Jacksonville’s Remarkable Arts Pioneer

The legacy of Jacqueline Holmes is celebrated in MOCA Jacksonville exhibition

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Cultivating Wellness Throughout Our Community

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Cultivating Wellness Throughout Our Community

Education is part our mission at the Cummer Museum, and it is an integral part of what we do and an important outcome for the community we serve. Education at the museum is very simply the learning that takes place with and for our visitors. What we endeavor to do is engage visitors in our permanent collection through meaningful experiences that enable and promote learning.  

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Dreaming Alice: Maggie Taylor Through the Looking-Glass

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Dreaming Alice: Maggie Taylor Through the Looking-Glass

Dreaming Alice: Maggie Taylor through the Looking-Glass celebrates internationally acclaimed artist Maggie Taylor and her recent body of work, an illustration of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. On view at the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville, Taylor’s sixty-four dazzling new prints – the exact number of squares on a chessboard – delight with their technical brilliance, invention and jewel-toned beauty.

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A Delicious Adventure

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A Delicious Adventure

Assuming a highly enjoyable culinary experience is on your agenda, you might want to start with a well-crafted bottle of wine accompanied by a few slices of artisanal cheese and charcuterie. Considering their exotic origins, your meal can quickly become a journey of global proportions. 

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