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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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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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small but quality collection, beautiful gardens

I have been here many times with my kids and spouse. The permanent collection is small but well curated. Good quality pieces. The travelling collections are always worth a look... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been here many times with my kids and spouse. The permanent collection is small but well curated. Good quality pieces. The travelling collections are always worth a look. After your fill of the art, the gardens are spectacular as well. Truly a gem in Jacksonville,. Coroprate sponsored free Tuesday nights make this accessible to everyone, but I bought... More 

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Loganville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are in Jacksonville once each year for a doctor's follow-up appointment. We always try to visit the Cummer. One of our favorite places.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in Jacksonville, by all means visit the Cummer: but don't expect the Met. The museum has some very nice works, from mideaval to modern, but the best works are frequently in the visiting exhibitions. The gardens border the St. Johns River, and are worth visiting any time of the year. You can easily see the entire permanent... More 

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Temple Terrace, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Cummer Museum has a far ranging collection for a museum of its size. Part of the museum is undergoing renovations at this time, but some of the highlights of those spaces have been collected in other rooms that are available for viewing. An exhibit called Lift features works dealing with the African American experience and it is very moving.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were scouting attractions to visit for an upcoming Navy ship reunion. The Cummer's name kept coming up, so we decided to give it a look, even though art museums and fancy gardens aren't thought of as things that sailors would especially be interested in. Well, we decided that our guys and their wives WOULD be interested in the Cummer.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I convinced my wife to go with me to check out the Cummer Museum even though she didn't want to, but once we got there and started walking around and observing and reading about the art she changed her mind and really enjoyed it. Also has a beautiful garden area outside by the river.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As anyone knows, summer in Jacksonville is hot and humid. One of the best ways to spend an afternoon and stay cool is a visit to the Cummer. Museum of Art and Gardens. Although not a extensive collection, it does have some very nice pieces representing a wide range of collections. Some of the original Cummer home is still on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my grandson for a day trip and it was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed the gardens and the art galleries. Much to my surprise they have added a children's art area that is amazing. So many interactive activities, we just had a blast.

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St. Marys, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was recommended to me by a friend. It's a wonderful relaxing experience. Great children's room and children are able to paint in the outside garden area. Lovely!!!

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Menifee, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are simply spectacular. There is an audio tour available that links into your cell phone or other device. It's free and I highly recommend it. I learned a bunch and appreciated the gardens even more. The art museum....ehh. Half of it is closed for renovation. There are small galleries open including one that contains some of The Cummer's... More 

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