Visual arts coverage, including news, think-pieces, profiles of local artists and previews of upcoming exhibits and performances happening in and around Jacksonville.
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November 2, 2022

ARTS PICKS | Nov. 4-6

Every week, Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend. Friday…

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Don’t Blame it on ZEN: The Way of John Cage & Friends, Installation view. Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, Curated by Jade Dellinger, Director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at FSW September 2021-January 2022.
October 27, 2022

ARTS PICKS | Oct. 28-30

Every Friday, Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend. Tonight…

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October 21, 2022

ARTS PICKS | Oct. 21-23

Every Friday, Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the…

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April 11, 2022

Capturing the magic of Black motherhood despite the maternal mortality crisis

It’s one thing to know something. It’s an entirely different experience to be immersed in your knowledge, feel it with…

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Rendering of "These Truths," a public art installation set to be installed in front of the Duval County Courthouse in 2023. | Credit: Image courtesy of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville
March 13, 2022

Public art in bloom — yes, even at the Duval Courthouse

The Duval County Courthouse is certainly a sight to behold. With its precast concrete and steel facade, the 800,000-square-foot, seven-story…

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"Reliquario De Santi Cosmos (Medici, 1691)," 2020 by Richard Heipp courtesy of the artist
January 26, 2022

Painter Richard Heipp forces us to see the world, and his art, anew

In Wes Anderson’s new film, The French Dispatch, Julian Cadazio (a huckster of substantial means played by Adrien Brody) is…

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Long Roads Project booth at Untitled Art in Miami featuring works by Jax-based artists Dustin Harewood, Mark Creegan, Tony Rodrigues and Hiromi Moneyhun | Credit: Photograph courtesy of Long Road Projects
December 16, 2021

How 4 Jacksonville artists made it to Miami Art Week

It’s just after 5 p.m. on the Monday before Thanksgiving. Artist and Professor Dustin Harewood dons a paint-splattered denim apron…

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"Blue" by Malcolm Jackson is on view at the Lark as part of the group show of photography Last Coast. The image was inspired by the movie Moonlight, says Malcolm Jackson. "I chose to shoot it near the Talbot Islands off Heckscher Drive because of the the area's ties to the Atlantic slave trade. I felt a Black woman was best subject for this because nobody has a better combination of power, grace and resilience." | Photograph courtesy of the artist
November 30, 2021

3 local photojournalists frame up the First Coast in ‘Last Coast’

The term First Coast is synonymous with Jacksonville and its four surrounding counties: Clay, Nassau, Baker and St. Johns. A…

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A composite image of Ricder Ricardo, Mimi Tran and Kirsten Williams for the show 'Age of Cognizance' on view at the Yellow House | Art by Ricder Ricardo
November 22, 2021

In ‘Age of Cognizance’ 3 Jacksonville artists explore their individual identities through collective consciousness

The Age of Cognizance, which opened this month, is the Yellow House’s first in-person exhibit in nearly two years. A…