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Augusta Savage, Sculptor

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Jacksonville Historical Society and the Jacksonville History Center present a lecture about the life and work of Augusta Savage as part of a Women’s History Month Speaker Series. Born in Green Cove Springs, on February 29, 1892, Augusta Christine Fells Savage began creating sculptures from natural clay found in her backyard. She moved to Jacksonville in 1920 to support herself by sculpting busts of prominent blacks in the community, but moved to New York City a year later. Best known for her work The Harp commissioned by the New York World’s Fair in 1939, Savage is being honored in March by the Highway 17 North Heritage Trail with an information kiosk at the Augusta Savage Arts and Community Center in Green Cove Springs.

Registration is recommended but not required. Suggested $10 donation.

Funding for this program is provided through a Community Project Grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Jacksonville Historical Society. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

March 6 @ 5:30 pm -
March 6 @ 7:00 pm

Other

Presenter Information:
Dr. Scott Brown, professor of art history, University of North Florida
Event Fee:
Free
Event Type:
In-person
Event Registration Link:
Register Here

Event Contact:

Kate Hallock
Phone:
(904) 665-0064

Event Venue:

Old St Andrews Church
317 A. Philip Randolph Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32218
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Venue Phone:
(904) 665-0064

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