The art of man meets the art of nature at The Cummer Museum, located on the banks of the St. John’s River. The institution’s stunning gardens, which have been influenced by such distinguished landscapers as Ossian Cole Simonds and the Olmsted firm over the years, boast fountains, sculptures, and reflecting pools in addition to its horticultural wonders. As for the museum, it has a broad collection of some 6,000 works, including Japanese woodblock prints, Meissen porcelain, and 19th century paintings. Past visiting exhibitions have featured works by local artists, Georgia O’Keeffe, and the Gee’s Bend quiltmakers.
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Information
- Public Transportation: Good (accessible by buses WS1 and WS12)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Yes
- Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays and major holidays
- Admission: Tickets cost $10 for adults; $6 for seniors, students, and military; and free for children 5 and under
- Free Days: Admission is free on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; college students with ID get in free 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
- Subscription/Memberships: Memberships start at $50 (only $30 for students)
- Member benefits include free admission to The Cummer, free admission to 60 museums throughout the southeast, invitations to members-only exhibition preview events, 10% discount at the museum store, free or reduced admission to special events, reduced admission to Art Connections programs and summer camp, free admission and priority seating to The Cummer Concert Series, and museum library privileges.