Press release: The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens will hold a special event in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 20, 2020. The event will feature art engagement activities and special commemorations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with free admission for all. Free admission is made possible through grants and sponsorships from The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, JAX Chamber, and JEA.

Special highlights will include art-making activities led by Museum educators, live music by MJ Baker, demonstrations by artists Traci Mims and Keith Doles, and complimentary trolley transportation between the Cummer Museum and the Ritz Theatre and Museum. Ecumenical Prayers for Peace, coordinated with OneJax, will be held at 3 p.m. at both locations. The Prayer for Peace at the Cummer Museum will be accompanied by a performance from the Jacksonville Arts and Music School (JAMS) youth chorus and words from faith leaders from across the Northeast Florida community. The Cummer Café will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Through hands-on printmaking activities at both the Cummer Museum and the Ritz Theatre and Museum, visitors will have the opportunity to contribute to a collaborative artwork expressing peace and unity, using artistic processes employed by the artists in the Ritz’s current exhibition, Through Our Eyes. Guests can participate in this art-making project at both the Cummer Museum and the Ritz Theatre and Museum.

“The Cummer Museum is committed to being an inclusive arts and culture institution for all, and to provide opportunities for engagement on this important occasion,” said the Cummer Museum’s George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director & Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Adam Levine. “We are inspired by Dr. King’s life and legacy, and are honored to welcome the Jacksonville community on this day of reflection.”

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