Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman
This is a timely, visual exploration of the life, art, and lasting legacy of Augusta Savage (1892 – 1962). An outstanding sculptor associated with the intellectual and cultural awakening known as the Harlem Renaissance, Savage overcame poverty, racism, and sexual discrimination in pursuit of her goals. Creating new visions of Black identity in her work, she was also an activist, campaigning for equal rights for African Americans in the arts.
Born just outside Jacksonville, Florida, Savage left the South to pursue new opportunities. She took classes at Cooper Union School of the Arts in New York City and in 1929 won an award to study in Paris. Returning to Harlem, she opened a studio and also offered art classes. She was one of the founders of the Harlem Artists’ Guild and was made the first director of the federally supported Harlem Community Art Center. Through her leadership there, Savage had an impact on two generations of Harlem artists, among them Charles Alston, William Artis, Romare Bearden, Robert Blackburn, Selma Burke, Ernest Crichlow, Gwendolyn Knight, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Marvin Smith, and Morgan Smith – all represented in this book.
This ground-breaking volume features illustrations of more than 40 works by Savage, her students, and her contemporaries, archival letters and rarely seen photographs, as well as essays by three outstanding scholars and an extensive biography.
Price: $34.95 for soft cover (available in October 2018)
The Chef's Canvas
The Chef's Canvas is a cookbook unlike any other! This artfully-designed coffee table book is beautifully produced and perfect for lovers of art and food. Published by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, the book pairs works of the Museum's Permanent Collection with some of the best chefs, bartenders, and breweries in Northeast Florida. Through the eyes and mouths of these culinary experts, each Chef created a recipe inspired by the work of art. This publication is a true celebration merging fine art and the art of fine food.
Price: $59.99 for hard cover
A Legacy in Bloom: Celebrating a Century of Gardens at The Cummer
The inaugural garden publication, by garden historian Judith B. Tankard, is available in the Cummer Shop. In words and pictures, this book tells the story of the Gardens at the Cummer Museum from their inception in 1903 by Ossian Cole Simonds, a prominent Midwestern landscape architect, to Belgian landscape artist Francois Goffinet's far-reaching visions 100 years later. Throughout the story runs the determined Ninah Cummer, founder of the Museum, without whose foresight in hiring an incomparable team of experts and her own passion for horticultural knowledge, the Gardens would never have existed.
Price: $39 for hard cover and $29 for soft cover
A Tale of Two Gardens
This book by Sally Spangler Barnett tells the story of two gardens, one in Italy and one in Jacksonville, Florida at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cummer visited Italy and the Villa Gamberaia in 1930. Upon her return, Mrs. Cummer worked with noted landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman to create her Italian Garden, which one can still visit today. Pictures of both gardens are included in this lovely 37-page publication.
Price: $21 for soft cover
Early Meissen Porcelain: The Wark Collection from The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
The entire Meissen collection has been published in a special catalogue. This 600-page catalogue is authored by renowned Meissen scholar Dr. Ulrich Pietsch, Director of the Porcelain Collection of the State Art Collection in Dresden, Germany.
Price: $59.95 for hardback cover
Eugene Savage: The Seminole Paintings
Authored by Dr. Elizabeth B. Heuer, this book is a colorful introduction to an American artist best known today as a muralist with the Works Progress Administration. In 1935, Eugene Savage embarked on a journey deep into the Florida Everglades in search of the Seminoles. He returned regularly for two decades. Inspired by his encounters and observations, Savage produced a series of more than 30 paintings and countless studies. This volume provides an opportunity to reassess the artist's career and offers new insights into the representations of the Seminoles in American Art.
Price: $12.95 for soft cover
The Art of Empathy: The Mother of Sorrows in Northern Renaissance Art and Devotion
One of only a handful of extant works attributed to the Master of the Stötteritz Altarpiece, this small panel is a fine example of the heightened realism that characterized 15th-century Northern European painting. Author David S. Areford shows how the artist's skillful portrayal of intense human emotion is still relevant today.
Price: $13.95 for soft cover
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