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The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 356-6857
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Ranked #3 of 91 attractions in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Gardens
Owner description: Our mission is to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education.The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, built on the site of the home of... more » Owner description: Our mission is to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education.The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, built on the site of the home of Arthur and Ninah Cummer, opened its doors November 10, 1961. From Ninah Cummer's relatively small collection of sixty pieces that launched the museum, The Cummer's permanent collection has grown to over six thousand works of art encompassing eight thousand years of art history. « less
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I had the pleasure of taking my Mother to the Cummer while she was is Jacksonville on holiday. The exhibits are spectacular. We were both very impressed by the photographic exhibit celebrating the Civil Rights movement.

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Ada, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I always plan a trip to The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens when I am in jacksonville, ESPECIALLY when there is free admission on a Tuesday night. The galleries change often; the gardens are quiet, restful, beautiful; the staff is helpful and friendly; and, what's better than having access to art? A new parking area (free) can be found... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A fine collection with art from all periods, and a unique irreplaceable garden. You will never forget the trees here, or the views of the immense river.

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Have seen better bontanical gardens. Free day the first Saturday of the month, which was nice. Art museum was lovely.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Lovely museum on the river! Gardens are beautiful. Nice, varied collection of art. Spectacular piece by Rubens. Great children's museum. Cafe is excellent with healthy food choices and even wine! Temporary exhibits are wonderful. Plan to spend several hours at the Cummer. Gift shop is great too.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The Cummer is a hidden gem in JAX. The new director has raised the bar by appealing to more audiences. No matter your taste in art, you should be able to find something you like. Plus the special exhibits are contemporary and tie into today's issues. She has also done a great job partnering with the non-profits in JAX by... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My family and I went to the Cummer Museum on a Saturday and we were pleasantly surprised at both the quality and quantity of its collection. They compare very favorably with other museums we've visited in both Europe and the US. Due to the way the exhibits are laid out and the rooms structured, the museum is actually deceptively large.... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A fine art museum and historic garden on the river in a very nice area of town. Museum contains a permanent collection spanning ancient Greece to contemporary American, and usually has one or two temporary exhibits. Nice cafe and gift shop and great children s area. The garden is one of Jacksonville's most beautiful areas.A terrific way to spend an... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Cummer is always nice to go to when you are in one of those moods. It is funny becuase I have OCD so I try to take a trip here about twice a year because any more than that I would go crazy. Every time I go, I notice which pieces have been moved and to where. When they... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wonderful location on the river with gorgeous gardens and historical tree. The art is not to be missed. I have taken young kids and teenagers who come away loving the experience. The hands on children's room is one of the best anywhere. Enjoy a lunch or snack at the café or go into the nearby charming Riverside area. It's not... More

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