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Inspiring Gardens at Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

Justin Kimball (American, b. 1963), Phoenix, Arizona, 1997, from the series “Where We Find Ourselves,” Chromogenic development print
(George Eastman Museum, gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press, 2007.0043.0007. © Justin Kimball)

Celebrating the horticultural successes of human being and the inspiration artists have often drawn from gardens, is an on going exhibition at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Florida. The Jacksonville-based museum is hosting “In the Garden” until April 22, 2018.

The show features works drawn from the George Eastman Museum collection in Rochester, New York. It explores the ways in which photography has been used to record, interpret or stage landscape which has been cultivated in its numerous shapes and forms. The installation includes more than 100 images from the 19th century daguerreotype to modern inkjet prints. These showcase gardens that have long since captivated photographers and also highlight the relation that exists between subject and medium. Starting from botanical gardens, to suburban backyards, man has cultivated the land that he lives on and in turn, has developed a relationship with it. Photography hence has become a tool through which we record our surrounding providing a window to access cultures and gardens around the world.

“In the Garden” runs through April 22, 2018, at Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204, USA.

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Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.