Art & Culture Features

Art of Solidarity

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Art of Solidarity

Jacksonville has a steadfast record of social activism and civil rights movements, stemming from a violent racial history that (for many) is uncomfortable to talk about; a history that is woven so deeply into the community, and our country, that it continues to this day.

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Romancing the Mirror: An Exhibition with a View

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Romancing the Mirror: An Exhibition with a View

Highlighting women artists continues to be a trend within international, national, and community-aligned art institutions. While women-identified artists make up the majority of nationwide graduate programs, their commercial gallery and museum representation remains at a dearth. “Romancing the Mirror,” now on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville, aims to close that gap through a group exhibition contending with contemporary issues in femme identification.

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The Florida Art Collection

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The Florida Art Collection

One of the most extensive Florida-themed art collections ever assembled was given to the Harn Museum of Art in December 2020. The Florida Art Collection, Gift of Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers includes more than 1,200 works of art that capture Florida’s landscape, history and people, and scenes of daily life. Among the gifts are works by celebrated artists such as John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Martin Johnson Heade, and Thomas Moran.

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American Impressionism

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American Impressionism

Works by leading American painters in the late-19th and early-20th century, including Robert Henri, George Inness, George Luks, Gari Melchers, John Sloan, John Twachtman, and J. Alden Weir.

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Artful Business

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Artful Business

Scratch a great collection of art and you will find a grand mélange of situation, opportunity, passion, and competition to rival any soap opera, with plot lines to intrigue and personalities to love, hate, loathe, or admire. Royals and the royally rich may get the most attention but none of it would have happened without businessmen and women. In Russia you find them all.

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Emergence

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Emergence

After a long wait, and during one of the most challenging years in our history, downtown Jacksonville saw the completion, installation, and illumination of the highly anticipated and iconic mixed-media sculpture “Emergence.”

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The Show Must Go On

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The Show Must Go On

This year has called upon administrators, teachers, and students alike to be innovative, creative, and adaptive—three things that are embedded in the arts. It is no surprise that these schools are rising to the challenge with open minds and a great deal of panache.

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A Creative Continuum

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A Creative Continuum

Thirty years ago, in 1990, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida saw the fruits of their fundraising efforts blossom into its first Art Ventures grants.

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Cross Pollination through Art & Science

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Cross Pollination through Art & Science

The exhibition “Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church and Our Contemporary Moment” takes flight from this unprecedented series and expands outward to explore pollination in nature and ecology, as well as pollination as a metaphor for the interplay between art and science, the relationships among artists, and the connections across centuries, from the nineteenth to the twenty-first.

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Jacksonville’s Most Interesting Man Writes Another Most Interesting Book

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Jacksonville’s Most Interesting Man Writes Another Most Interesting Book

Ten years in the making, Wayne W. Wood’s latest historical undertaking is more than the sum of its 400-plus pages and 200-plus photos, and so much more than what is implied by its title: LIFE: The Untold Story of Charles Adrian Pillars.

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