Exhibition - Eclectic Ecology: Landscape Perspectives

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020 at 11:00am

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204

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Eclectic Ecology:  Landscape Perspectives from Ponce de León to Florida Man

Florida conjures visions of a lush tropical paradise, with vast natural resources and endless opportunities for those most daring to try. The cultural landscape, however, is a combination of nature and humanity; the landscape, from white sand beaches to murky swamps, provides the backbone; the inhabitants provide the culture. Florida’s cultural landscape is light, bright, expansive, and ripe with potential, but also wild, untamed, ambiguous, and obscure.

Artists across the centuries have explored the cultural landscape’s density of vegetation, people, and mystery – begging the viewer to question what is lurking beneath the literal and figurative shadows. Since Jacques le Moyne, the first European artist known to have visited Florida, arrived in 1564, artists have wrestled with deciding how to capture this dichotomy in their depictions of the land we call home. Through these works of art, explore how Florida and man coexist, whether in harmony or imbalance.

Exhibition Date: December 20, 2019 - December 31, 2020.

Admission:
Adults $10
Seniors and Military $6
Students $6
Children 5 and Under Free
Museum Members Free

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