Tag Archives: Preston H. Haskell

Rob Middleton, RMiddleton, Haskell Gallery,Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission A Bold + Beautiful Abstractions, Photo from Jen Jones

Jacksonville International Airport Arts Commission: Abstraction — Bold + Beautiful

ROB MIDDLETON, CYNTHIA WALBURN, & STEPHANIE CAFCULES Abstract art is made for emotion. It’s open and free, a democratic form made for the artist to interpret their feelings and for the viewer to interpret from there. It makes the viewer question what it represents, if anything at all. It’s a surprising art form, and sometimes the most surprising thing about it is where it’s located. The Haskell Gallery, located in the pre-security, has been housing art for over 20 years. Its newest addition is Abstraction: Bold + Beautiful, showcasing abstract works by three local artists. “This show is one of …

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Art Republic, Jacksonville, Florida, Downtown Art District, Jessica Santiago, Art (Re)Public, Downtown Jacksonville

ART REPUBLIC: The Creative Intervention invading Jacksonville’s Urban Core

THE WALLS Guest artists will begin to invade Jacksonville November 1 and 2, and begin to execute their mural designs in real-time. Walls featuring the Downtown Art District murals will include: FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Concierges will ensure a welcoming experience for all participating artists, including a Private Artist Lounge, city excursions to introduce each of them to Jacksonville, and a slew of events: DOWNTOWN ART DISTRICT From Jacksonville’s genesis as an early 20th century cultural destination for film and music, there is a move afoot to enhance and designate the as a nationally recognized Art District by visionary , founder of the non-profit …

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Cummer Art: Rothko to Richter

, longtime Jacksonville arts patrons, have generously loaned 27 paintings from their private collection to the  in Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell. The exhibition is curated by , Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Princeton University Art Museum, and will be on display at the Cummer through April 22. Spanning the years 1952 to 1990, this exhibit includes twenty-seven paintings by twenty-three different artists from one of the most fertile periods in the history of abstract painting. Although more than a century has passed since abstraction found its …

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Preston Haskell Gives $5M to MOCA Jacksonville Endowment

He said he hopes to inspire others to support the Museum’s future , a cultural resource of the , announced Tuesday that  is giving $5 million to the Museum’s endowment. This historically significant gift validates the vital role the Museum plays in the community and lays a foundation to ensure MOCA Jacksonville continues to be a thriving resource for future generations. Cultural institutions play an important role in creating a vibrant and engaged community. For any organization to have a sustained impact, it must have a healthy and right-sized endowment. This gift is an inspiring vote of confidence and a first step toward MOCA Jacksonville achieving …

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Downtown Sculpture Walk

Jacksonville has opened the door to a new venue for sculpture.  in downtown Jacksonville explodes with 13 sculptures to walk through, share, and enjoy starting this September 12th. Thousands of people will have the opportunity to experience a nexus of fascinating and alluring pieces of sculpture vetted for , a project led by internationally recognized sculptor , Associate Professor of Sculpture at  and their Exhibition Curator. “The Sculpture Walk Jax streetscape exhibition showcases how the energy of sculpture can transform the way people look at this  site, our city and our community–it gives us energy from all points,” Hager says. …

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