Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Jazz - ABZ at the Cummer Museum

This week the Mall-ards enjoyed a field trip to the Cummer Museum in Jacksonville. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, built on the site of the home of Arthur and Ninah Cummer, opened on November 10, 1961. From Ninah Cummer's relatively small collection of sixty pieces that launched the museum, The Cummer's permanent collection has grown to over six thousand works of art encompassing eight thousand years of art history. The students listened to and tapped out different jazz beats and saw original works of art designed to pay tribute to jazz artists. They toured the beautiful gardens and then enjoyed an interactive part of the museum where they could draw, paint, and build things. A trip to the park for lunch was also included and that is where we got to see some real live Mallards!!Thanks to our wonderful parent chaperones and to Melanie H. for the great pictures.

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