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The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

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Address: 829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Phone Number: (904) 356-6857
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Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Our mission is to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and...
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.
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Beautiful Gardens

I enjoyed the gardens immensely. There are three distinct styles. One massive tree is its center. The gates and walkways are beautiful. Overlooks the water. Classy. Inside you'll... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the gardens immensely. There are three distinct styles. One massive tree is its center. The gates and walkways are beautiful. Overlooks the water. Classy. Inside you'll find an interesting collection of china and porcelain. Its collection of painted works is smaller than some museums, but you can still linger much longer. They have a refurbished room with old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The collection is large and varied. They have beautiful pieces from Ancient Egypt & Greece, Medieval Europe, Modernist USA and more. Rothko was on exhibit there. I really liked the Florida pieces from Herzog and Homer! At the center was a pretty hallway where they were letting children take kits and make their own art. They also had a fun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful building with a nice restaurant.The highlight is definitely the gardens, which are lovely. There are a number of different horticultural styles and all face the river. The art collections are nice, but not like big city collection. The disabled bathroom was dirty and didn't have toilet paper, otherwise everything was nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have taken both my kids, who are 11 years apart, to the Cummer Museum on separate trips when they were both around age 5. They both shared my enthusiasm for the fantastic gardens. We explored for hours within the three different gardens. Our second favorite activity is to sit down at the tables or benches under the beautiful trees... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

My step-daughter and I visited the museum and it was just beautiful. Definitely recommended. The only con was the swarms of mosquitoes that we were battling with but it may have been due to the time of (evening). Overall a good experience though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been to The Cummer many times and I always think it's wonderful. The last visit was in April with a group of seniors from the assisted living facility where I work and I want to start the review with a big thank you. As always the people there are so helpful and I couldn't have managed without them.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Cummer has a small but interesting and eclectic permanent collection. Of more interest to me are the varied and well presented temporary exhibits they feature on a regular basis, as well as the guest artisan talks and workshops for both adults and children. A real community resource!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Cumner Museum has been an established Riverside attraction for years. The recent and ongoing upgrades and garden improvements only add to the package. There are tours, lectures, travelling art installations, children art events, a lovely little cafe, gift shop of unique items and the fantastic gardens with one of Jax's most awesome live oaks.Tuesdays from 4 PM to closing is... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

The Cummer is a lovely place to visit. The museum itself isn't too large so you can leisurely visit, and the exhibits change frequently so you don't see the same things. The real attraction for me are the beautiful gardens. There are two: an English garden, with its more formal arrangements and the Italian garden, with its lush plants and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

As a family with children, we visited for an hour or so before going out to eat. In the 24 years I've been in Jacksonville, I've never visited before. We didn't have much time so maybe I can't do the place justice but we did visit the children's area and found a few interactive displays that were pretty interesting and... More 

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