United States

829 Riverside Avenue

Phone: 904-356-6857
Fax: 904-353-4101
Website: www.cummer.org

Cummer Museum Of Art & Gardens

The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is the largest fine arts museum in northeast Florida. With more than 6,000 objects in its permanent collection, The Cummer offers art and artifacts from the ancient world as well as tapestries, porcelain, painting and sculpture from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Art Connections, the museum’s nationally renowned education center, is an interactive learning classroom for visitors where art and the imagination unite. The Cummer also has more than two and one half acres of formal English and Italian gardens, set against the backdrop of the majestic St. Johns River.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (10)

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Permanent Collection

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.


The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is proud to host several special exhibitions each year. Subject matter ranges from local photographs to ancient Egyptian artifacts, from valuable movie posters to interactive recreations of familiar masterpieces. As special exhibits arrive at The Cummer, information and details will be posted on this page. Until then, discover some highlights from our previous and upcoming special exhibitions.

Previous Exhibitions

The Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art
February 1 through April 17, 2007

Temples and Tombs: Treasures of Egyptian Art from The British Museum
December 22, 2006 through March 18, 2007

Japan in Jacksonville: The Cummer Collection of Japanese Prints
September 14, 2006 through November 12, 2006

Cameo Exhibition
Barry Wilson and Emily Arthur Douglas: Two Printmakers
June 15, 2006 through August 6, 2006

A New Narrative: Marden, Fitzpatrick, Stella, Warhol
June 15, 2006 through August 6, 2006

Ansel Adams and Edwin Land: Art, Science, and Invention – Photographs from the Polaroid Collection
March 28, 2006 through June 4, 2006

Thomas H. Jacobsen Gallery of American Art
November 15, 2005 through May 2006

FAB Fest
Future Artists of the Beaches student exhibition
January 17, 2006 through March 5, 2006

Beyond the Frame, Impressionism Revisited: The Sculptures of J. Seward Johnson Jr.
September 29, 2005 through January 8, 2006

Picturing Jacksonville: 150 Years of Photography
May 19 through August 14, 2005

Florida as Paradise: Five Centuries of Art
December 16, 2004 through March 6, 2005

Real to Reel: The Fabulous Years of Silent Filmmaking in Florida
August 5 through October 17, 2004

Forthcoming exhibitions

"Rather Strange Developments:" Picasso, Kandinsky, and Mondrian from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
May 17 through August 12, 2007

The exhibition features an extraordinary display of world-class paintings and sculptures by the great modern artists, Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian and many others.

The exhibition includes 24 first-rate works by 22 famous artists who all made revolutionary contributions to modern art in the first half of the twentieth century. Works range from one of Dali’s strange and perplexing images to intricate visual puzzles by Juan Gris and encompass both classic and rare examples of pioneering modernist artists.

This traveling exhibition was organized by the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, New York. Funding was provided, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council for the Arts, a state agency.

"Traditions in Transition": Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs
June 12 through September 2, 2007

Organized by the Hillwood Museum and Garden in collaboration with the Steinhardt-Sherlock Trust. Tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.


Members Free
Adults $8.00
Seniors, Military $5.00
Children 5 & under Free
Students* $5.00
*College Students with ID Free between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Friday.

Opening hours

Tuesdays & Thursdays
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Noon - 5:00 PM

FREE Tuesdays
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sponsored by AT&T

Closed Mondays and Major Holidays

Getting there

The museum is located on Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville, Florida, on the north bank of the St. Johns River.

Traveling North on I-95, exit from the right lane at #350A, which is the Riverside Avenue/Acosta Bridge exit. Align with the overhead signs to Riverside Avenue, which will be the left lane and will bring you over the Acosta Bridge and to the first traffic light on Riverside Avenue. Follow Riverside for ¾ of a mile (landmarks on left hand side: ALLTEL and the YMCA) and the museum is on the left hand side and our parking lots are on the right.

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Traveling North on I-95, cross the newly constructed Fuller Warren Bridge and exit from the right lane at #351A, which is the Park Street exit. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Park Street. At your second traffic light, turn left onto Riverside Park. Proceed on Riverside Park to Riverside Avenue. Turn right onto Riverside and we are immediately on your left hand side and our parking lot is on the right hand side.

Traveling South on I-95 exit from the right lane at #351A, which is the Stockton Street exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right and then take the next left. Go around a right hand bend and proceed until the light. At the light take a left onto Stockton Street. Continue on Stockton until it dead-ends into Riverside Avenue and make a left. Travel .8 miles through a residential neighborhood. We are located on the right after Post Street and Riverside Avenue and our parking lots are on the left.

Traveling East on I-10, exit from the right lane at #362, which is the Stockton Street exit. Proceed on Stockton for several blocks to Riverside Avenue and turn left. Proceed .8 miles through a r...+ [ Read all ]

Museum internal and external photos (5)

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The newly renovated Art Connections contains hands-on, interactive exhibits designed to raise visitors' understanding of the art in the museum's permanent collection. There are exhibits that are high tech and low tech, exhibits that allow for individual exploration and group interaction, and exhibits that encourage physical activity and quiet contemplation. In Art Connections, it is possible to walk through a painting, create patterns through dance, make a collage, listen to a sculpture, or paint with a virtual paintbrush.


Tours are based on an integrated curriculum that supports state standards in the visual arts, math, science, language arts, and social studies. Sequential development of materials is offered for pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Each grade level tour is organized with a different emphasis so students may visit year after year.