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December 2020

To register for programs, please call 904.899.6038.
  1. 1 | International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities with us! Virtual and museum-based experiences will highlight the Museum’s work to make art accessible to people with differing abilities. Works of art created by Women of Vision, a monthly arts program that empowers women with low vision or blindness to create original works of art and writing, will also be on view.

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  2. 1 | Virtual Lecture with Jim Draper, Radical Naturalism: Bringing Heade's Environmental Realism into the 21st Century

    For this virtual lecture entitled, Radical Naturalism: Bringing Heade's Environmental Realism into the 21st Century, artist and professor, Jim Draper will speak from his studio on environmental art from the past and new ideas and concepts of documenting the current ecological landscapes of the world. 

    Free | Registration required

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  3. 2 | Art Experiences: Nature's Textures (1 of 3)

    Instructor Allison Watson explores how to capture the many textures of nature into your two-dimensional works. This three-week class for adults is for both beginning students and intermediate painters. Learn composition for landscape and techniques in acrylic while enjoying the beautiful gardens. Supplies not included. Classes hosted in the gardens; participants must wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

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  4. 3 | Illuminating Nature Preview Party

    Play witness to the transformative power of light and color in the Historic Gardens during our Illuminating Nature Preview Party. View a familiar landscape in a whole new light after the sun goes down.

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  5. 4 | Illuminating Nature in the Cummer Gardens - Dec. 4

    Play witness to the transformative power of light and color in the Historic Gardens during Illuminating Nature. View a familiar landscape in a whole new light after the sun goes down.

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  6. 4 | Sunset Garden Picnic - Dec. 4, 2020

    Wind down and decompress as you relish in the beauty of the historic Cummer Gardens. Guests will enjoy al fresco dining with a picnic, and access to the Museum’s (sanitized) Adirondack chairs and seating throughout the Museum’s 1.45 acre property. Prices vary and include admission. Orders can be placed until 5 p.m.

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  7. 8 | Illuminating Nature in the Cummer Gardens - Dec. 8

    Play witness to the transformative power of light and color in the Historic Gardens during Illuminating Nature. View a familiar landscape in a whole new light after the sun goes down.

    Learn More >
  8. 9 | Art Experiences: Nature's Textures (2 of 3)

    Instructor Allison Watson explores how to capture the many textures of nature into your two-dimensional works. This three-week class for adults is for both beginning students and intermediate painters. Learn composition for landscape and techniques in acrylic while enjoying the beautiful gardens. Supplies not included. Classes hosted in the gardens; participants must wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

    Learn More >
  9. 11 | Illuminating Nature in the Cummer Gardens - Dec. 11

    Play witness to the transformative power of light and color in the Historic Gardens during Illuminating Nature. View a familiar landscape in a whole new light after the sun goes down. An installation of over a dozen glowing fabric sculptures will be scattered throughout the Museum’s 2 ½ acre backyard.

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  10. 11 | Sunset Garden Picnic - Dec. 11, 2020

    Wind down and decompress as you relish in the beauty of the historic Cummer Gardens. Guests will enjoy al fresco dining with a picnic, and access to the Museum’s (sanitized) Adirondack chairs and seating throughout the Museum’s 1.45 acre property. Prices vary and include admission. Orders can be placed until 5 p.m.
    Learn More >
  11. 15 | Illuminating Nature in the Cummer Gardens - Dec. 15

    Play witness to the transformative power of light and color in the Historic Gardens during Illuminating Nature. View a familiar landscape in a whole new light after the sun goes down. An installation of over a dozen glowing fabric sculptures will be scattered throughout the Museum’s 2 ½ acre backyard.

    Learn More >
  12. 16 | Art Experiences: Nature's Textures (3 of 3)

    Instructor Allison Watson explores how to capture the many textures of nature into your two-dimensional works. This three-week class for adults is for both beginning students and intermediate painters. Learn composition for landscape and techniques in acrylic while enjoying the beautiful gardens. Supplies not included. Classes hosted in the gardens; participants must wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

    Learn More >
  13. 18 | Illuminating Nature in the Cummer Gardens - Dec. 18

    Play witness to the transformative power of light and color in the Historic Gardens during Illuminating Nature. View a familiar landscape in a whole new light after the sun goes down. An installation of over a dozen glowing fabric sculptures will be scattered throughout the Museum’s 2 ½ acre backyard.

    Learn More >
  14. 18 | Sunset Garden Picnic - Dec. 18, 2020

    Wind down and decompress as you relish in the beauty of the historic Cummer Gardens. Guests will enjoy al fresco dining with a picnic, and access to the Museum’s (sanitized) Adirondack chairs and seating throughout the Museum’s 1.45 acre property. Prices vary and include admission. Orders can be placed until 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2020.

    Tote for 2 - $40

    Bacon, gruyere and leek tart

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  15. 18 | Virtual Family Exploration

    Third Friday of the month

    Free, registration required

    Take an interactive family-friendly, virtual tour of the Museum.

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  16. 20 | Family Open Studio - Dec. 20

    Third Sunday of the month

    2 to 4 p.m. | Free with admission

    Get creative in this free drop-in art-making activity for all ages!

    Dec. 20, Antiquities

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