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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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Great exhibits, lectures, and food

We visited the Cummer late last Spring to see the Haskell exhibit. We ate lunch at the restaurant and really enjoyed the sandwiches and the soup. We ended up wandering through all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the Cummer late last Spring to see the Haskell exhibit. We ate lunch at the restaurant and really enjoyed the sandwiches and the soup. We ended up wandering through all of the exhibits. The quality of the art on display was exceptional.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Cummer has a great collection displayed in a very inviting space, only surpassed by the grounds and gardens. It's also a great special event and wedding venue.

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Pebble Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The small but beautiful collection of work is presented well and the current Whitfield Lovell exhibit is stirring. This museum was thoughtfully designed for extensive programming and, especially, children's engagement with art (which of course also educates adults in a non-threatening way). The gardens are concentrated in a small area but they are marvelous and well worth the price of... More 

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Citta Sant'Angelo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This museum and gardens has so much to offer that we immediately signed up to become members! The gardens in the back are spectacular! The cafe offers for as artistic as the collecitons!

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The children's section is wonderful; full of creative opportunities. The 5 yr old boy and girl twins were thrilled with the fun. We went in the gardens with a lunch box of paints, paper, and brush to paint the flowers. Thecgardensxsre sn exceptional part of the art on the river .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Rainy day? You must go here to see t he works of art. There are numerous pieces but what I came to view was the Norman Rockell piece. Lovely and a must see for sure! Also the portrait used on the American dollar bill is here as well.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful museum with great exhibits and an awesome section just for kids or the young at heart! The gardens were beautiful, I would imagine in the spring there are even more flowers blooming. The view of the St Johns River is beautiful too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I love the museum and the garden is even more beautiful. It's located in a wonderful location. The food isn't bad either.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very intersting & lot's of interesting. Weekends have free admission and other days very decently priced.

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Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I recently took advantage of a wonderful offer at the Cummer: Admission is free the first Saturday of every month. Even if you have to pay it's well worth it. The museum features a strong collection in European and American paintings supplemented with beautiful Meissen porcelain. It is beautifully located on the St. Johns River with English and Italian gardens... More 

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