Cummer Beaches to host upcoming meetings, events

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Cummer Beaches, a support group of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, is continuing its Art Book Club and Adventures in the Arts program series in March with meetings at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. The organization is also soon taking a bus tour to St. Augustine. 

The March meeting for the Art Book Club is Monday, March 18 at 3 p.m. The group explores the literary world in connection with Cummer exhibits and permanent collections. The March meeting will feature discussion on a book related to the present exhibit "Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman." Call Maurice Shuman at (904) 982-1340 to join Cummer Beaches and the Art Book Club.

The Adventures in the Arts program series will continue Thursday, March 21 at 2 p.m. The meeting will feature speaker and Cummer Museum Educator Danielle Garcia, who will present "Creating Access: Disability, Inclusion and the Arts.”

Garcia received her degree in art history from University of Florida, with experience in museum education, curatorial work and studio arts. She collaborates with museum educators and other departments to ensure that museum experiences are welcoming, inclusive and accessible to, among others, children, Women of Vision and the Florida School of the Deaf and Blind. For more information, call Marianne Stein at (904) 280-2976. The program is free and open to the public. 

Cummer Beaches is also partnering with Beaches Museum to coordinate a bus tour to the Ancient City on Friday, March 29 for members and their guests. The tour will include Flagler College and its Solarium, the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum and the Lightner Museum following lunch in the afternoon. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. from Books-A-Million in Jacksonville Beach. For more information, call Marianne Stein at (904) 280-2976 or visit www.cummermuseum.org/beaches or www.beachesmuseum.org. 

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