• Museums

    Cummer Museum

    The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is a vital community partner that reaches out to diverse audiences through outstanding artistic offerings, dynamic learning experiences, and opportunities to participate in the beauty of the natural world. The Museum is an environment in which joy and discovery infuse all that we do. Arts, gardens, and education converge to create meaningful personal experiences and open a world of new possibilities.The Cummins Museum of Art and Gardens was founded in 1961 after the death of Ninah Cummer, who bequeathed her gardens and personal art collection to the new museum. The museum and gardens attracts 130,000 visitors annually with a permanent collection of the museum currently over five thousand works of art dating from 2100 BCE to the twenty-first century. The museum's collection is especially strong in European and American paintings and also includes substantial holdings of Meissen porcelain. The museum also has an award-winning education center, Art Connections, which possesses a number of interactive educational installations and serves underprivileged and special education students with its programs.There are three flower gardens on the museum grounds, the oldest dating back to 1903. These gardens have preserved their original layout for over a century and were designed by landscape designers such as the Olmsted Brothers, Thomas Meehan & Sons, and Ellen Biddle Shipman. The Cummer Gardens are on the National Register of Historic Places.
    September 28, 2017 01:29 PM
  • Museums

    Design Museum

    The Design Museum is a museum of product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. In 2016, the Museum moved to the former Commonwealth Institute building in west London, a landmark 1960s building that was redeveloped by a design team led by John Pawson. The new site features the Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning, the 202-seat Bakala Auditorium, and dedicated gallery to display its permanent collection.The top-floor space under the spectacular museum roof houses a permanent display, Designer Maker User, with key objects from the museum’s collection. It is the only one in the UK devoted exclusively to contemporary design and architecture. A restaurant, members’ lounge, residency studio and an events and gallery space are also located on the top floor.On the first floor, a design and architecture reference library is a resource for students, educators, researchers and designers. It also includes archive material relating to the history of the museum. The Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning is a suite of learning facilities including a Design Studio, Creative Workshop, two seminar rooms and a Common Room. The Design Museum offices and main reception, a meeting room and a film studio are also located on the first floor.On the ground floor, the largest gallery showcases a programme of temporary exhibitions. The ground floor atrium welcomes visitors and acts as an events space. A main staircase from the atrium gives access to all floors and offers views to the first and second floors.
    September 19, 2017 03:02 PM
  • Exterior View, High Museum of Art

    The High

    Taking in artists from Giovanni Battista Tiepolo to Chuck Close, the High Museum of Art boasts one of the most prominent collections of art in the south of the US. Based in a Pritzker Prize-winning building designed by Richard Meier in 1983, with an extension by Renzo Piano completed in 2005, the collection includes European works, spanning the medieval and Renaissance eras to the French modernists; American fine and decorative art from the 19th and 20th centuries and important photography holdings (The High was among the first US museums to begin to acquire photography in the 1970s). It continues to expand on its collections of international modern and contemporary works, African American art, folk art and African art. The High is exceptional among US museums in its dedication to self-taught artists and also supports artists from the southern states. The museum runs a vigorous and wide-ranging exhibition programme.
    July 06, 2017 02:02 PM
  • Justin Peck's Everywhere We Go with Music by Sufjan Stevens at NYC Ballet

    Justin Peck's Everywhere We Go with Music by Sufjan Stevens at NYC Ballet

    The epic new performance ‘Everywhere We Go’ features 25 dancers in a nine-part exploration of Sufjan Stevens' cinematic score, the indie-pop icon's first orchestral work, with each section accented by a shifting geometric backdrop by Karl Jensen.
    June 20, 2017 10:52 AM
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