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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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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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The Cummer is a lovely local museum on near the Jacksonville River Walk, a linear urban park on the St. Johns River, and to the south of downtown. The Cummer has regional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Cummer is a lovely local museum on near the Jacksonville River Walk, a linear urban park on the St. Johns River, and to the south of downtown. The Cummer has regional artists and more, giving a great flavor of the nature of arts capturing the local imagination. There is also a lovely little cafe in the museum with some... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

They have pretty outdoors, the museum itself is set up nicely and has a great flow, I just wish it was bigger!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The Cummer is a very nice museum with a marvelous gift shop and absolutely wonderful grounds. Located right on the river, the gardens are breathtaking, particularly in the spring and summer. As THE traditional-art museum in a city the size of Jacksonville, I have to say I've always been disappointed in the serious lack of depth of the collection there.... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Culture, art, food, fun, friends all the things we love doing in big cities we travel to right here in our backyard

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We've stopped here twice on road trips south, and each time the most stirring sight was the waterfront garden, with the most monumental tree we've seen outside a redwood forest. If art is what you're after, we've found more impressive collections in Gainesville, St. Petersburg and Palm Beach. That said, the collection here does have its high points: e.g., a... More 

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jacksonville, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Nice melange of artwork from antiquities, renaissance and impressionists. The gardens are a real treat on the St John's River. It's a great stop while in downtown riverside and a place to chill out with a cup of coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We love museums as we travel. But art museums are our least favorite and ones with gardens our favorite! This unique museum was not overwhelmingly art-great mixture with historical context! The gardens were smaller than we like, but being on the St John's River was a bonus. It was chilly out so I bought a cappuccino to go and took... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Hi, we visit the Cummer regularly and are always delighted. We purchased a yearly family membership months ago, and have enjoyed the perks attached to it (discounts in the store and café), unlimited visits and reciprocal museum privileges. I recommend spending a late afternoon in the gardens.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This museum has such a varied collection, I was really impressed. There is really something for every interest - antiquities, Renaissance, impressionists, and some great American artists like Norman Rockwell. If you like porcelain, the Meissen collection is one of the best in the country. The icing on the cake was a special costume exhibit with red carpet and Lady... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My brother was visiting and we wanted to do something different. We arrived fairly early and parked for free. The admission was reasonable with a senior discount available. We enjoyed visiting the gardens on the St. John's river. We spent several hours inside viewing the exhibits and had a very nice lunch at their little cafe.

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