Art & Culture

The ‘Swan Dive’ Mural

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The ‘Swan Dive’ Mural

In life there are certain times of mastery, when elements, people, and events conspire together to create magical intersectionality. It happened, ironically, during the COVID-19 quarantine, when people were more physically apart than together, more disconnected than connected, and with more time on their idle hands and seemingly nothing to do with it. 

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House of Arts

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House of Arts

An artist is defined by Merriam-Webster as “one who professes and practices an imaginative art.” YourDictionary adds that an artist produces a creative product. “There are few companies as art-driven as we are in Jacksonville,” says John Wood, founder and CEO of Sally Industries, now known as Sally Dark Rides.

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How Design Will Shape a Post Pandemic Future

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How Design Will Shape a Post Pandemic Future

Since the worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed systemic changes to our behavior and how we interact with one other. These new norms present challenges in how we approach the design of spaces. All the places we take for granted today, such as restaurants, shops, malls, offices, churches, hotels, and bars may look differently in the future. 

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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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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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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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Spirited Collaboration

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Spirited Collaboration

In an inspired arts and business collaboration, born just in time for locally-focused holiday gift-giving, Manifest Distilling has released the Commedia Dell’Arte Artist Collector’s Series.

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