There has been great uncertainty across the world recently, where things many have previously taken for granted — health, food, financial security — are no longer as secure as they seemed, while those who were already experiencing hardship find themselves struggling more. With all this as a backdrop, the arts might seem like a low priority. I would counter that the arts are needed now more than ever, not only to help us reflect but also to provide moments of peace and respite in this ever-changing world.
The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is exploring the roles of metal objects in sustaining and enhancing life in African communities in the exhibition “Peace, Power and Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa.” The exhibition includes a diverse range of iron, brass, bronze, gold, copper, and silver works created by artists in sub-Saharan Africa between the 9th and 21st centuries.
Local artist Matt Swaim is chosen for the U.S. Mint’s Artistic Infusion Program
Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery visits the Boca Raton Museum of Art
The legacy of Jacqueline Holmes is celebrated in MOCA Jacksonville exhibition
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.