Click here to read AIA Jacksonville members’ answer to this question:Jacksonville has lost many of its historic buildings in recent years. Which remaining buildings (historic or recently built) do you think will or should survive for the next 50 years and why? Click below to view this year’s amazing design and build projects. HaskellNorwegian Cruise Line Terminal B Miami, Florida ...
Southern Grounds is purposefully airy and bright, no dark corners here. “We wanted the whole place to be energetic and full of life and convey that sense of hospitality as well,” says Janasik. “We are very grateful to Group 4 Design in San Marco. Leigh Gunn and her team have done an amazing job with aesthetics, color, artwork, and tile selection. Everything that makes us who we are, they enhance by the architectural design.”
Whether you are downtown, on the Westside, in Durkeeville, or out at the beaches, Jacksonville’s public art offerings have expanded tremendously, with murals as the anchor to provide a positive impact and help foster a cultural identity for the city. Considering that the majority of the city’s murals have only materialized within the past five years, it’s easy to take for granted that Jacksonville’s urban core is as colorful as it is today.
Take in Jacksonville’s outdoor galleries using our pedestrian-friendly neighborhood maps. Five maps in total will show you where to find murals in Downtown; Brooklyn/Riverside; Avondale/Murray Hill; Eastside/LaVilla/Springfield; and San Marco.
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.
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.