JACKSONVILLE, FLA.- The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
announces Revolve: Spotlight on the Permanent Collection, a dynamic exhibition of works from the permanent collection in conversation with exciting loans from global contemporary artists working across media. Revolve: Spotlight on the Permanent Collection opened March 15 and runs through November 13, 2022.
The exhibition is presented as part of the Museums ongoing celebration of its 60th anniversary year. Since its opening in 1961, the Museums permanent collection has grown from 60 objects bequeathed by its visionary founder Ninah Cummer to more than 5,000 objects. Revolve: Spotlight on the Permanent Collection pairs works by artists in our collection with those of contemporary artists, including Tiffany Chung, Titus Kaphar, Amy Sherald, Monir Shahroud Farmanfarmaian, Juan Fontanive, Mildred Thompson, Jean-Ulrick Désert, Pat Steir, Ben Durham, Yeesookyoung, Lalla Essaydi, and Calida Garcia Rawles. Even though they span generations, the works explore the evolution of technique, allegory, and perspective on the natural world.
Artists tell stories that resonate through time and connect audiences,'' said Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director and CEO of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. This exhibition positions our collection in exciting new contexts, brings it into dialogue with a group of the celebrated contemporary artists, and encourages visitors to experience our collection anew.
This Exhibition is sponsored by the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, and Ronald and Karen Rettner are Presenting Sponsors.