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The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

Address: 829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Phone Number: (904) 356-6857
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Ranked #3 of 170 things to do in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Gardens, Museums, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Our mission is to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education.The Cummer Museum of...
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Type: Art museums, Gardens, Museums, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were glad we found the Cummer when doing an Internet search. It's a beautiful art museum with gorgeous gardens overlooking the St. John's River. We were lucky enough to spot a Dolphin in the water while strolling the gardens. The gardens had a variety of blooming flowers. We would like to visit in the spring or summer to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The museum was lovely as were yge gardens, even in late February. The Reflections exhibit was my favorite and really lent a sense of place, of making yhe museum decidedly of Florida and not just another art museum. Its location/view of the river further the sense of place. A great introduction to the city and well worth the time (abt... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Cummer Museum "punches above its weight class." For a small museum, it has an impressive collection of artwork. I went with my daughter and grandson and thoroughly enjoyed the collection. There is also a fairly large interactive children's section that will intrigue the little museum-goers in your group. The gardens along the St. Johns River are impressive and offer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is definitely a must see local art museum for those who wish to spend a quiet afternoon browsing the collections and the well manicured gardens. The Cummer is one of several local art museums open for public viewing and is well worth the price of admission. If you enjoy photography, take your camera for some shots of the lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My in-laws live in Jacksonville, so we visit the city often. This year, we joined a local botanical garden, and The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens was on the list for our reciprocal membership. I checked out some of the other reviews before heading over there, and couldn't agree more with the positive feedback on this place. We went... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Cummer is always a pleasure. The staff are always helpful, the collections are impressive. Also, there is an ever-changing section that has an impressive display.It is a relaxing and quiet museum. If you have little ones,the children's area is interactive and great fun for all. The gardens are amazing. Spring explodes in March and the gardens are full of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

True Beauty! The Cummer is a double treat! Wonderful way to spend part of your day inside and out! The art is always interesting and the gardens are so delightful-can't wait to go back when they are in full bloom!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love visiting the Cummer - it's beautiful and a restful, welcoming experience. The collections are amazing - there are significant works there! I recently attended a presentation about Nazi-looted Art, and am so proud of the Cummer for doing the right thing in being transparent about their works, and open about the ownership. My favorite part of the museum... More 

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Jacksonville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My Wife and friends visited the Cummer and I got to hear about her experience for the next few days. This is a charm located in the middle of the city. My Wife loved the views, the attractions and the entire experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I really have fallen in love with this museum over the years. I use to go every Tuesday evening because it is free after 4.They do ask for a donation but they do not hold you to it. They have some really nice art and statuary. The religious art work is some of the best I have seen and I... More 

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