Art & Culture

Behind the Mask: Sept 11 – Jan 2, 2022

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Behind the Mask: Sept 11 – Jan 2, 2022

Nonprofit organization Art with a Heart in Healthcare (AWAHIH) provides personalized art experiences to enhance the healing process for patients and families at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours Children’s Clinic, St. Vincent’s, Mayo Clinic, and Baptist Medical Center. Each year, now for eleven years, patients collaborate with AWAHIH Artists-in-Residence (AIR) to create artwork on a unique theme, then exhibit the body of work in a cohesive exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville. The theme is prompted by a question, and this year’s question is all too appropriate for these pandemic times: “What are you thinking or saying behind your mask?”

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Sound Salve

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Sound Salve

It looks like a UFO and its sound is described as otherworldly. It has built-in harmonics, making every note sound great with the next. Thanks to John Guinta, it’s bringing tranquility to people of all ages, in contexts ranging from yoga studios to hospitals to houses of faith. It’s the handpan, a unique instrument that is relatively new to music and sound therapy. Guinta’s nonprofit, Streams of Sound, is the first to bring handpans to the Jacksonville area, and the ethereal sound is now streaming all over the city. 

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Ebb and Flow: A Tide of Resilience

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Ebb and Flow:  A Tide of Resilience

We talk of the ripple effects from an event, a point in time that affects the flow of subsequent events in ways that are often below the surface. There is no doubt that the ripple effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for a very long time. The quarantine time period in particular left many feeling isolated in a way that was unfamiliar. Local artist Clifford Buckley, along with Congregation Ahavath Chesed, a long-standing, San Jose-area synagogue referred to as the Temple, used this time as an opportunity to create something together.

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Navigating Our Local Arts Landscape

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Navigating Our Local Arts Landscape

“For nearly three decades, CAP has worked to make sure every child has access to an arts-rich education with tremendous progress,” says The Rev. Kimberly L. Hyatt, CAP President and CEO. “Now, with the launch of the LEAD artlook® map, it will be easier than ever for our community—rich in quality arts learning resources—to come together on behalf of our children.”

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Imprisoned but Empowered: Cheyenne Warrior Artists at Fort Marion

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Imprisoned but Empowered: Cheyenne Warrior Artists at Fort Marion

A new exhibition organized by the Cummer Museum, “Imprisoned but Empowered: Cheyenne Warrior Artists at Fort Marion,” explores a chapter in our collective history. On display through December 5, the exhibition features deeply personal works that offer a window into the hearts and minds of men exiled for defending their families, cultures, and territories. 

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Theatre Jacksonville’s Creative Visioning

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Theatre Jacksonville’s Creative Visioning

 Theatre Jacksonville Executive Director Sarah Boone will never forget March 2020. The organization was counting down the days until its much-anticipated anniversary jazz brunch culminating a momentous 100th season as Florida’s oldest, continually running community theater, and the final two shows of the year had already been cast.

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Conversation on The Corner

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Conversation on The Corner

Mark Walker, director of the Jessie and senior program officer of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, and Shawana Brooks, executive director of the Jacksonville Cultural Development Corporation, talk about the Corner Gallery, a new downtown cultural cornerstone

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Beaches Mural Maps

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Beaches Mural Maps

Take a driving tour to see tons of wall art in the Beaches area from North Atlantic Beach to South Jacksonville Beach.

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Making for Witness

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Making for Witness

or most people, public art is our first engagement with art. Whether that be through discreet sculptures, monuments, and/or memorials, art in civic spaces provides individuals and communities an opportunity to reimagine their lived, everyday experience; to carve out new forms of knowledge about place, architecture, and the body.

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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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