Arts & Culture

Upcoming Events at MOSH!

Through May 30 – Universe of Science – Experience science in all its hands-on splendor!  The Universe of Science is an interactive science exhibit comprised of individual science stations.  Children – and adults – can launch a hot air balloon, send a rocket soaring into the air, and more as they learn about sound, gravity, magnetism and other physical science principles.  Universe of Science is on display through May 30. 

Duval County Public Schools Recognizes Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, public schools throughout Duval County will be participating in a wide variety of programs and events that celebrate African-American history.

Events include book readings, guest speakers, historical re-enactments, presentations of African-American music, literature and arts, and more.

A full listing of school events is attached.

Additionally, for information about our district schools that have been named for African-Americans who have made historically important contributions to both our local community and our country, visit

City of Jacksonville Accepting Nominations for the Jacksonville Jazz Hall of Fame

The City of Jacksonville is accepting nominations for the 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Hall of Fame. The Jacksonville Jazz Hall of Fame serves to recognize those who have made significant contributions to jazz in Jacksonville.

The Ritz Theatre and Museum Taking Applications Now for Young Black Intellectuals

The Ritz Theatre and Museum, through The Ritz Institute initiative, is taking applications now for its Young Black Intellectuals (YBI) program.

First Coast Artist Ryan Strasser at Upcoming Art Walk

First Coast Artist Ryan Strasser at Upcoming Art Walk

First Coast artist Ryan Strasser plans to unveil quite a bit of work on February 2nd. For the upcoming Art Walk, Ryan will be showing The Ladies of Club Shadow at 111 E Bay St. This painting collection highlights Ryan's technical proficiency, as well as his dedication to challenging and unique content. What's more, the subjects are all local performers.

Acosta Has a Heart for Jacksonville’s Homeless

Acosta Has a Heart for Jacksonville’s Homeless

City Rescue Mission’s Learning Center received an electronic overhaul thanks to the kind hearts at Acosta Sales & Marketing. Twenty-eight new flat screen monitors, keyboards, Microsoft Office software and computers were installed in the onsite computer lab used by students enrolled in the Mission’s LifeBuilders and New Day Workforce programs. Acosta also donated professional installation of the equipment, new headphones for each computer, two new printers and upgraded cables and wiring in the room. The lab will be renamed the Acosta Learning Center at City Rescue Mission in honor of the donation.

The Cummer Museum of Art Presents A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country Place Era on January 25, 2011.  The exhibition, on view through April 24, 2011, features 52 large-scale photographs of many well-known historic American estates by Carol Betsch, managing editor of the University of Massachusetts Press and written commentary by Robin Karson, founding director of The Library of American Landscape History.  From Stockbridge, Massachusetts to Santa Barbara, California, A Genius for Place exhibits seven landscape designs that were originally created as private estates, but have retained significant portions of the original layout and most are currently open to visitors.