Spotlight on the Permanent Collection

Marie Victoire Lemoine (French, 1754 – 1820), Portrait of a Youth in an Embroidered Vest, 1785 oil on canvas, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Purchased with funds from the Cummer Council, AP.1994.3.1.

Titus Kaphar (American, b. 1976), Billy Lee: Portrait in Tar, 2016, tar and oil on canvas, 60 x 48 in., Bill and Christy Gautreaux Collection, Kansas City, Missouri, © Titus Kaphar. Image courtesy of Jeremy Lawson and the artist.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 to Sunday, November 13, 2022

Throughout the Museum's 60-year history, its permanent collection has grown from 60 objects to more than 5,000. See this collection in a new light as familiar works are paired with exciting loans from global contemporary artists working across media. Even though they span generations and geographic boundaries, Tiffany Chung, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Juan Fontanive, Titus Kaphar, John Frederick Kensett, Amy Sherald, Frans Snyders, Pat Steir, and Mildred Thompson, among others, explore the concepts of portraiture, landscape, cartography, allegory, and natural world. Come take a moment to consider the expected, and unexpected, links between them. 


This Exhibition is organized by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.


Exhibition Season Presenter

City of Jacksonville

Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville                                     

Lory Doolittle

Ronald and Karen Rettner


Exhibition Lead Sponsor

State of Florida                                                                           

The Robert D. Davis Family Endowment 

The Schultz Family Endowment


Exhibition Sponsor

Director’s Circle Donors at the Cummer Museum              

The Winston Family Foundation


Presenting Sponsor

Ronald and Karen Rettner