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For Immediate Release

For more information contact:


Amber Sesnick
904.899.6034
asesnick@cummermuseum.org

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens


Archipenko: A Modern Legacy Exhibition
Jacksonville, Fla.The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents Archipenko: A Modern
Legacy, an exhibition highlighting Alexander Archipenkos modern abstractions of the human
figure. The exhibit will be on display January 29 through April 17, 2016 and will feature 50
sculptures, mixed media reliefs, and works on paper. Examples from the artists archives,
including photographs of sculptures, sketches, installation views, and patent drawings for his
machine Archipentura, will also be on display and offer an unprecedented view into the artists
creative process and philosophy.
A Modern Legacy spans Archipenkos entire career and showcases objects from both major
museum collections as well as his private holdings, such as the Frances Archipenko Gray
Collection. This is a major retrospective exhibition of the life and work of Alexander
Archipenko, whose distinctive creations remain important today. Find a list of our events and
specific dates below.
Archipenko: A Modern Legacy was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC,
in collaboration with the Frances Archipenko Gray Collection and the Archipenko Foundation.

PONCE DE LEN SOCIETY OPENING


ARCHIPENKO: A MODERN LEGACY
Wednesday, January 27
6 to 8 p.m. | Free for Donors Only
The Board of Trustees and the Director of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens invite you to
be our guest at the private viewing of Archipenko: A Modern Legacy. Please join us for a
reception with live music, cocktails, and small bites. For further information or to make your
required reservation, please call 904.899.6038.

MEMBER PREVIEW
ARCHIPENKO: A MODERN LEGACY
Thursday, January 28
12 to 4 p.m. | Free for Members Only
No Registration Required
Members of the Cummer Museum are invited to view the exhibition before it opens to the
general public. Enjoy Docent-led tours every hour on the hour and a 20% discount in the
Cummer Shop and Caf. For further information, please call 904.899.6007.

COMMUNITY OPENING PARTY


ARCHIPENKO: A MODERN LEGACY
Thursday, January 28
5 to 8 p.m. | Members Free, Non-Members $10
Join the Museum for the opening celebration of Archipenko: A Modern Legacy. Get a sneak peek
of the exhibition before it opens to the public, enjoy small bites, beer, and wine while listening to
live music from local performers, and hear remarks from Chief Curator Holly Keris at 6:30 p.m.
For further information or to register, please call 904.899.6038.

CONVERSATIONS & COCKTAILS


ARCHIPENKO: A MODERN LEGACY
Thursday, February 4
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Members $25, Non-Members $35

FREE TUESDAY LECTURE


THE SCULPTED FIGURE THROUGH TIME
Tuesday, February 16
7 p.m. | Free

TALKS & TEA


ARCHIPENKO: A MODERN LEGACY
Wednesday, February 17 or Thursday, February 18
1:30 p.m. | Members and Non-Members $6

DRINK & DRAW


FIGURE-DRAWING CLASS
Thursday, February 25
6 to 8 p.m. | Members $30, Non-Members $40

SPONSORS:
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In-kind Sponsor: ___

For further information, including high-resolution images and descriptions, to schedule


media tours of the exhibition, or to schedule interviews with staff or guest experts, please
contact Amber Sesnick at 904.899.6034 or asesnick@cummermuseum.org.
For more than 50 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to
engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens, and education. A permanent collection of
nearly 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers more than 130,000
annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally-recognized education
programs serve adults and children of all abilities. For more information, including hours, visit
www.cummermuseum.org.
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