The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

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829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204 829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Closed All Hours
+19043566857
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Respect cultural heritage when you come see the art at Jacksonville's The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. Come explore the latest art exhibitions at this art museum and enjoy a fun and unique learning experience.

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  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mon
    Closed
    Tue
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Wed-Sat
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Report | 4 years ago
My favorite alternative to Starbucks or the BnN.
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Thanks for always providing a wonderful cultural getaway!
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In a little-big town you a ray of cultural sunshine!
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Beautiful premises, nice collection, and a fun kids' area. Give it a try!
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A year before her death in 1959, Ninah Cummer—an art collector, garden enthusiast, and civic leader—donated her riverfront home and art collection to the community, imploring her fellow citizens to help support the foundation of an art museum. In less than 10 years, the board of trustees transformed the abode into the verdant Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, adding to Ninah's original gift of 60 pieces until the collection included nearly 1,000 works of art.

Today, the permanent collection holds pieces that span more than four millennia, from 2,100 B.C. to the 21st century. An ancient Egyptian stone tablet intrigues viewers with cryptic hieroglyphs and stylized portraits while, nearby, Peter Paul Rubens' The Lamentation of Christ epitomizes the colorful, sweepingly histrionic style of the Baroque painters. American treasures include Gilbert Stuart's iconic portrait of George Washington—one of over 100 he painted in an attempt to perfect the likeness of the first president and design a killer mask for the White House Halloween party.

After getting their fill of indoor beauty, guests can head to the open air and vibrant scenery of the museum's gardens. Begun more than a century ago, the gardens crisscross with winding paths that take guests under the canopies of majestic oaks and alongside the Italian garden's shimmering reflecting pools.

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Sun
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mon
Closed
Tue
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed-Sat
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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