The Museum, in partnership with The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, is curating a retrospective exhibition to celebrate the “30th Anniversary of the Art Ventures Fund”. Thirty artists have been selected to include one work — one for each year of Art Ventures grantmaking. Art Ventures is an endowed fund at The Community Foundation, launched in 1990 through a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts that was matched by generous local donors. The fund makes grants annually to individual artists and small arts organizations so recipients can explore or refine the next level of their craft, with more than $1.4 million invested since its inception.Upcoming Events & Programs:
Culture and Conversation: The Invincible Garden Ladies, a virtual lecture with Abra Lee, renowned horticulturist and founder of Conquer the Soil and BIPOC Working Hort Group Thursday, Jan. 14 @ 7 p.m. Free | Registration required. Sponsored by Joan and Jim Van Vleck.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Virtual and In-Person Experiences Monday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free | Registration required. Sponsored by The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida's Presidential Grants Program.
Virtual Lecture with guest curator, Susan Gallo, on the Museum's, Eugène-Louis Charvot, highlighting the artist's works in our collection Thursday, Jan. 21 @7 p.m. Free | Registration required.
Art Ventures Programming: In partnership with The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, the Museum is hosting special programming with Art Ventures grant recipients on select Free Friday nights. Visitors will enjoy poetry readings, spoken word, musical performances, and more. Friday, Jan. 15 Tiffany Melanson | Mal Jones Friday, Jan. 29 Rebecca Levy | Hurley Winkler 5 to 8 p.m. | Free Admission registration required.
Hiromi Moneyhun, Bonsai, papercut. Art Ventures 30th Anniversary Exhibition Education Slow Art Wednesdays: Take a fun and mindful break Wednesday, Jan. 13 & Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 12 to 12:30 p.m. Free | Registration required.
Acrylic Painting for beginner/intermediate levels with artist Allison Watson: Six-week, in-studio classes Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. Members $270, Non-Members $360, Registration required.
Basic Drawing for beginner/intermediate levels with artist William McMahan: Six-week, in-studio classes; Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. Members $270, Non-Members $360. Registration required.
Family Experience: Interactive Virtual Tour: Topic: Art Ventures 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Friday, Jan. 15 @6 p.m. Free | Registration required.
Museum Friends: Play-filled activities for art lovers ages 3-5: Multi-week, virtual class for a child and favorite adult. Topic: Laugh Lines Jan. 16, 23, 30 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Members $60 per pair. Non-Members $75 per pair Registration required.
Artist Expressions: Drawing, painting and more for art lovers ages 6-12 Multi-week, virtual class. Topic: Come Take a Ride in My Time Machine, Jan. 16, 23, 30 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon. Members $75, Non-Members $90 Registration required.
Studio on the Go: Drop-in Art Making Activity: Topic: Art Ventures 30th Anniversary Sunday, Jan. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. Free with admission.
Teachers' Virtual Lounge: Connect with Educators Tuesday, Jan. 26 @5 p.m. Free | Registration required.
Virtual School Tours: Check online for details, Sponsored by Community First Credit Union.
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
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Jacksonville, Florida 32204
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