Art & Culture Features

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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Art & Love

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Art & Love

Cuba is ripe with artists – both established and emerging – and interest in Cuban art has been growing in recent years, especially following the 2015 ease on travel restrictions. But this growing interest in Cuban art is jeopardized by the current administration’s increasingly hard-line approach toward Cuba, which is making it more and more difficult for travelers and foreign art buyers to visit the island and familiarize themselves with local Cuban artists.

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2020 Gold Star Restaurants

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2020 Gold Star Restaurants

This annual list features top-notch, locally-owned eateries that are favorites of the Arbus staff, our friends and readers. All are worth visiting for an exceptional meal and a unique regional experience. Use this list to get to know our community through its indefatigable restauranteurs and excellent food.

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Excellence Through the Arts

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Excellence Through the Arts

Arbus reached out to Duval County Public Schools’ (DCPS) arts magnets and those with high-achieving arts programs, along with distinctive local private schools with an active arts mission. They had a lot to share, and we hope you will be as inspired as we are by the many ways in which these schools commit to excellence in education through the arts. 

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Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt

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Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt

“Why are the noses broken?”
That question, a frequent one asked by visitors of the Brooklyn Museum’s Senior Curator of Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Art Edward Bleiberg, inspired the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens’ newest exhibition, Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt

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The Exhibition Matrix

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The Exhibition Matrix

What role do exhibitions serve at an art museum? Museums, after all, are a particular type of institution defined in large part by the presence of a permanent collection.

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