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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 98 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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Roanoke, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The grounds are unreal...on the water and the staff is so friendly. Worth going to when in Jacksonville. Will go back.

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Gainesville, Florida
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26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

For some reason we have never visited the Cummer before, which is our loss. This is a first-rate art museum, with a fine collection, well presented. The Thomas Hart Benton was like a welcome-home from the Kansas City of my youth. Outside, the formal gardens, including one designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, America's iconic landscape architect, is a compelling spot.... More

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NC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great exhibits, children friendly. Great museum, free admission first Saturdays. Close to River Walk Art show.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you like varity, this is the place for wiewing varying artists views. They change it often enough that you aren't bored. It is very cool temperature wise in this museum as well, so it is a tranquil get way from the heat as well. They offer different rooms with different presentation styles for expressions of art. You won't be... More

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Jacksonville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

On the banks of the St.Johns river you can relax on several acres of lovely gardens next to the river. Reasonably priced, changing expos of art. Great Afternoon or evening

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The mixture of local art and the gardens with statuary were an interesting mixed presentation. I value having the opportunity to explore exhibits without some curator hovering with unsolicited input.

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Jacksonvlle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

REALLY enjoyed our visit to this museum! Brought our little guy (1yr old)...he really enjoyed the interactive kids section!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great atmosphere, good exhibits and beautiful gardens. Best to visit in mid spring to enjoy the ex hits , gardens and the St. John's River view.

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Jacksonville, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a convention in Jacksonville and brought about 200 people to the Cummer Museum. Everyone that came was so impressed with the facility. The art, the gardens, the store and the food. It was simply fantastic. I am so proud we have such a beautiful venue in Jacksonville. Cara and Jennifer helped to make sure that our people would... More

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San Jose del Monte, Philippines
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I recently brought friend from the Philippines to visit you museum; our plans were to tour your museum and then have lunch in the Treecup. we were touring your display on civil rights and I was pointing out the similarities that were experienced in the US and his country. I was pointing to small symbols of prejudice in the photos... More

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