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Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens Collection, Dummy Date

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Location of this collection:
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224, USA
904-507-4122
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Terms of Access:
Permission to photograph, publish, quote or reproduce items must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder. The reproduction of materials is subject to the discretion of the Library. Materials may be restricted by donor limitations, compliance with copyright law, and the condition of the materials.
Preferred citation:
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Collection, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Collection description

Summary

Abstract:
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida, has a distinguished history as a significant cultural resource of the region. The celebration of the Museum's 50th anniversary in 2011 marked its development into a major Florida cultural institution, with a collection of over 6,000 objects in a wide variety of media, and a strong community presence via exhibitions, outreach programs, and art initiatives for children. The Special Collections' holdings contain ephemera and printed materials which provide documentation of the Museum's exhibitions and programs from 1962 to date. Types of items include general museum and gallery guides, programming and exhibition guides, membership invitations and announcements, news items, and exhibition posters published by the Museum.
Extent:
3.50 Linear Feet
Language:
English
Preferred citation:
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Collection, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research.

Terms Of Use:

Permission to photograph, publish, quote or reproduce items must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder. The reproduction of materials is subject to the discretion of the Library. Materials may be restricted by donor limitations, compliance with copyright law, and the condition of the materials.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida, has a distinguished history as a significant cultural resource of the region. The celebration of the Museum's 50th anniversary in 2011 marked its development into a major Florida cultural institution, with a collection of over 6,000 objects in a wide variety of media, and a strong community presence via exhibitions, outreach programs, and art initiatives for children. The Special Collections' holdings contain ephemera and printed materials which provide documentation of the Museum's exhibitions and programs from 1962 to date. Types of items include general museum and gallery guides, programming and exhibition guides, membership invitations and announcements, news items, and exhibition posters published by the Museum.

Biographical / Historical:

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida, was established in 1958 as a result of the bequest of art collector and civic leader Ninah Cummer. She had bequeathed her estate, gardens, and art collection to create and maintain an art museum on the grounds of the Cummer family home in Jacksonville. The Museum opened on November 11, 1961, with 60 works of art, as the Cummer Gallery of Art. A name change to Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens occurred in 1994 as the Cummer broadened its scope and mission. Significant building expansions also occurred through the years with the Museum's evolution and development: New Gallery addition (1990); Lane Building (2002); Jacobsen Gallery of American Art (2005); and Mason Gallery (2006). Major art acquisitions have enhanced the collection: Ralph H. and Constance I. Wark Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain (1965); Before Her Appearance, Frederick Carl Frieseke (1985); Stela of Iku and Mer-imat, Ancient Egyptian (1989); The Holy Family with the Infant St. John, the Baptist, Giorgio Vasari (1989); Ponce de Leon in Florida, Thomas Moran (1996); Sea of the Ear Rings, Takashi Soga sculpture (2008). Two educational programs and centers, Art Connections established in 1992 and the Weaver Academy of Art in 2007, have proven highly successful with the community. The Museum has also sponsored a plethora of concerts, films, gallery talks, and lectures which have provided broad cultural outreach and support. The celebration of the Museum's 50th anniversary in 2011 marked its development into a major Florida cultural institution, with a collection of over 6,000 objects in a wide variety of media, and a strong community presence via exhibitions, outreach programs, and art initiatives for children.

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Acquisition information:

The majority of the materials were donated by the Cummer Museum, and Linda L. Smith. Additional materials were collected by Archives staff. It is expected that materials will continue to be added

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