Art

Hannah Joy Wells.

updated 10/24/17  

A University of North Florida art student is spending the fall semester painting in her very own studio space at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Jacksonville.


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Among the casualties of Hurricane Irma’s storm surge in Jacksonville are the historic gardens at the riverfront Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens. The gardens are now closed indefinitely as the damage is accessed by the museum staff.


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A new exhibit at the Jacksonville Library is designed to shine a light on an uncomfortable reality: the prevalence of sexual violence.

“Survive to Thrive: Life Beyond Sexual Abuse” is meant to educate and unite the community around those affected.


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Mayor Lenny Curry wants to see The Jacksonville Landing redeveloped. But amidst his wrangling with the shopping center’s owner, artists at The Landing’s Art Center Cooperative want the city to see some tenants are still trying to make the location work.

 


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The Jacksonville Public Library unveiled a piece of art Wednesday from Harlem Renaissance sculptor and Jacksonville native Augusta Savage.

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The National Endowment for the Arts awarded Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Arts a $30,000 grant.

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The Wall Street Fine Art gallery downtown opened a new exhibit Friday, showcasing Cuban-American Artists.

Narrow streets and high congestion in St. Augustine’s historic district continue to contribute to tensions felt between street artists and the city, which wants to limit their performances.

Kiara Sanchez

After recent damage from Hurricane Matthew, a St. Augustine artist is using her talent to help with relief efforts.

John Burr

Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Art is losing its director to a job in Milwaukee. As she prepares for her exit, Marcelle Polednik spoke with WJCT business analyst John Burr.

He tells News Director Jessica Palombo what he learned about the business of running a museum in this week’s “Business Brief.”


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Anyone who’s walked through Five Points recently might have seen the painter with a jarring sign hanging above him. Next to a colorful mural, it reads:  “I have borderline personality disorder. I used to manage with heroin. Now I make art.”


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Warren Miller

Susan Painter is from Decatur, Georgia, near Atlanta, and she always knew she wanted to an artist.

“I was always interested in art. I took lessons as a young girl and in high school, drawing  and painting,” she says.

Susan met her husband, Rick, in college. He's a landscape architect, and the couple moved around the country, following his career,  eventually landing in Jacksonville.

Although she earned a teaching certificate in college, she hadn’t used it. She came to schools in a different way.

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The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

Jacksonville’s Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens has been promised $500,000 from the federal government — if it can raise $1.5 million more next year.

The National Endowment for the Humanities challenge grant is meant to help the museum add programs.

In a written statement, Cummer Executive Director Hope McMath says the museum looks forward to putting on more programs like its previous exhibits on themes of race and history.

The museum is one of 15 recipients in the country and the only recipient in the state of Florida to have its proposal funded.

November 23 marks the third anniversary of the shooting of Jacksonville teen Jordan Davis. Davis was killed on Black Friday, 2012, after a gas station altercation with Michael Dunn over loud music.

Davis was an African-American teen. Dunn, who is white, is currently serving a life sentence in the killing. However, he controversially was tried twice for the murder, with a jury deadlocking on a first-degree murder charge the first time around.

HBO is marking the anniversary tonight as the cable channel debuts the new documentary "3 ½ Minutes, 10 Bullets," which details Davis' death and Dunn's trials.

Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF race expert and  associate professor of sociology, joins us to discuss the impact these events had on the national conversation surrounding race and justice.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville

A photograph that bred controversy in Jacksonville is returning to the museum at the center of last year’s First Amendment battle.

Jacksonville’s Museum of Contemporary Art has acquired the image of a nude pregnant woman for its permanent collection. 


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