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Kids Free November at the Cummer Museum!

Nov

01

Kids get in free at the Cummer Museum and many other locations around town this November! In partnership with Visit Jacksonville, the Museum will offer free admission throughout the month of November to children ages 12 and under. To learn more…

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Art Beyond Sight and the Women of Vision Program

Oct

26

The Women of Vision program celebrates the communicative power and beauty of the visual and literary arts through emotional responses by women who each have low vision or blindness. On a personal level…

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See the Inspiration Behind Modern Comics, Anime, and Manga

Sep

04

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens houses an extensive collection of ukiyo-e prints. Fields of Color: The Art of Japanese Printmaking, currently on view at the Museum, features 19 of these prints, ranging from the 19th to early 20th centuries. Ukiyo-e, which translates to “picture(s) of the floating world”, traditionally depicted images that were easy to relate to or held common interest, such as scenes of entertainment, fantasy, history, or everyday life. Because of their mass production these images were easily accessible to all levels of Japanese society. These images were so common that some even used the prints as wrapping paper!

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‘ELLEN SHIPMAN AND THE AMERICAN GARDEN’ BOOK SIGNING WITH JUDITH TANKARD

Apr

05

Judith B. Tankard is an award winning landscape historian, author, and preservation consultant, with ten illustrated books on landscape under her belt. We are excited to announce that she has authored “Ellen Shipman and the American Garden”, and will be signing copies of the new book at the Museum on Friday, April 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. 

Philadelphia native Ellen Biddle Shipman discovered her remarkable talent for…

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Cummer Museum Celebrates 55th Anniversary

Nov

11

The Cummer Gallery of Art, built on the site of the home of Arthur Gerrish Cummer and Ninah May Holden Cummer, was dedicated at a glittering reception held on November 10, 1961, with one thousand guests in attendance, including Florida Governor C. Farris Bryant and Jacksonville Mayor Haydon Burns.

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School Tours: Enhancing Creativity and Exploration in Young Minds

Oct

20

On any given weekday at the Museum you will see lines of students filing through the corridors, groups of students completing activities in the Galleries, and clusters of students wandering the Gardens with clipboards examining plants and architectural features.

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