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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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Breathtaking!!!

My family and I love to visit the Cummer quite frequently and are always in awe of the beauty. Take your time, relax and enjoy a snack in their cafe.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My family and I love to visit the Cummer quite frequently and are always in awe of the beauty. Take your time, relax and enjoy a snack in their cafe.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Often on Tuesday evenings you can find me with my messenger bag of colored pencils, sharpeners and sketch pad. I come to the gardens to draw out ideals for my next canvas. The atmosphere is so peaceful and welcoming. On one lawn a multifamily gathering with snacks. Couples on first dates sitting on the many beautiful benches around the gardens.... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Consistently impressive and often-changing exhibits. The permanent collections are always impressive. The gardens can change the way you feel about the week. A beautiful combination of all things art and enjoyment. Amazing staff and volunteers- and the cafe is a gem. Simply put: my happy place.

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Jacksonville Fl
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

A good place for adults but not super kid friendly- not that is has to be- Just a heads up. I will say however that they did have these lovely paint sets you can borrow to take into the gardens and let the kids make some water colors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We walked around the museum and it's breathtaking gardens and got to enjoy some live music too. Complete fun for all. Will definitely come again.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The gardens are stunning, the river view is gorgeous, the building is magnificent. Oh and the exhibits are fantastic too. The Cummer Museum is a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been there twice....both times to primarily see the gardens in the Spring. Last year I went during Garden Month and had a docent guide us through the gardens. The history of the Cummer family and how the gardens came to be was a great way to get acquainted with the Museum and Gardens. The art is well worth... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Love this museum! They have a good collection of art, which changes regularly. A lot of smaller museums have a poor collection, but not here. The gardens and the cafe are also a nice touch. We visit often on Tuesdays evenings when it's free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit and experience some great art installations in Jax. The docents are knowledgeable and friendly. The gardens along the river are gorgeous and provide a great view of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My children had a great time inside in the kids section with lots to do and then they loved going out in the gardens and painting. Definitely going back!

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