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The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

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Address: 829 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204-3336
Phone Number: +1 904-356-6857
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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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Great small museum

Keep in mind this is a small museum, but it's an excellent small museum. The collection encompasses a variety of art and the traveling exhibits are well done. The gardens are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Keep in mind this is a small museum, but it's an excellent small museum. The collection encompasses a variety of art and the traveling exhibits are well done. The gardens are beautiful year round

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an indoor and outdoor activity/museum. I went with my artsy/scholastic sisters and we enjoyed the indoor exhibits for the most part...way too many kids around. The outdoor garden and the river views are great. It was a nice day, so we spent more time outside than we did inside. This is not a huge museum and the parking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As an adult, I myself love museums. And as a parent, I love taking my children to museums. I've taken my children to may museums, but by far, the Cummer is their favorite. They enjoy beautiful gardens facing the river and the incredibly fun kids area. The museum is open and bright and inviting. I can't wait to visit again!... More 

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Bryceville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go at least twice a year with my granddaughter or friends to see what's new. There is a childrens area to draw them into the arts, a place where they can pick up a lunch box type art kit so you can paint the views outside under the big oak tree or the river or the gardens. One of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice small city museum good location on the St. Johns River with beautiful gardens. Eclectic small collection of painting and sculpture. They do have an extensive collection of old European porcelain that evidently is famous in the porcelain world. A very nice way to spend an hour or two on a beautiful day.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fact that this museum has 'gardens' is what attracted us to visit. The gardens are on the small side -- only 2.5 acres total, but every inch is well-groomed. And the Cummer Live Oak is worth the price of admission all on its own. Lovely setting downtown but right on the river. We were lucky to catch a special... More 

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Jacksonville Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking through the garden the dined in the cafe. My daughter and I loved the vegan options on the menu. Food was excellent, service was good and the atmosphere was wonderful out on the deck. It was a bit warm but the fans helped to keep it comfortable. Can't wait to go again

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this museum. The building plus the gardens are gorgeous. The gardens change from season to season plus they are set right on the river. The exhibits are current and always interesting. The children's area is oh so much fun plus teaches the kids something as well. They have a delicious cafe along with a lovely outside space to... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has a great collection of art work, but I think the best thing for me is it's gardens. It is a great place to take friends and family for nice day outdoors. As a photographer, it is great place for nice picture taking.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

liked this museum. not huge but interesting. gardens were so lovely and were right on the river with an amazing view. different rooms with different collections. cafe with music was a nice tough. we did not spend alot of time here but appreciated the free admission on tuesday nights. hey//// even the parking across the street was free. not used... More 

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