In the fall semester of 2013, students in the Art History Junior Seminar at the University of North Florida collaborated with the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens on research to supplement a current exhibition, The Art of Empathy: The Cummer Mother of Sorrows in Context (November 26, 2013-February 16, 2014). The exhibition, revolving around an important fifteenth century painting of the Mother of Sorrows attributed to the Master of the Stötteritz Altar, provided the starting point for UNF students’ original research on artworks featured in the exhibition. The students each carried out research on one work, exploring its individual meaning and significance and broader context in the history of art. This research culminated in the student-authored essays featured on this site, which contribute to an expanded visual and interpretive context for the The Art of Empathy exhibition:
The Art of Empathy exhibition and this collaboration between the University of North Florida and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens was funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works and by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Exhibition Sponsors: City of Jacksonville, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc., The Director’s Circle at The Cummer, Florida Department of State – Division of Cultural Affairs, National Endowment For the Arts, Mae W. Schultz Charitable Lead Trust, Elkins Constructors, Inc., U.S. Trust and Department of Art & Design, The University of North Florida