A big night for Cummer Museum, art appreciation

A big night for Cummer Museum, art appreciation

Cummer3More than 300 guests enjoyed an interactive artistic evening in the lavishly decorated galleries of the museum during the annual Cummer Ball April 25. Overseeing the black-tie event was honorary chairman Preston Haskell and his wife Joan. The theme of the evening was Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell, organized by the Princeton University Art Museum.

Patrons enjoyed an evening filled with artistic moments from painting to dancing, to music and theater, in addition to a seated dinner in the galleries as well as cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. A silent auction was held where guests had the opportunity to bid on artwork based on Winslow Homer’s The White Rowboat as interpreted by nine Jacksonville artists: Karen Kurycki, Thony Aiuppy, Dustin Harewood, Andre Gruber, Crystal Floyd, Christianna White, Marisa Yow, Overstreet Ducasse and Varick Rosete. During dinner, a live auction to support ongoing educational opportunities at the museum.

Serving as co-chairs for the event were Kenyon Varn Merritt and Kristen Schmidt Seay. Ron Autrey acted as the Corporate Chairman.

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