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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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Folk Couture: Translating Emotion into Wearable Art

Oct

03

What happens when you ask 13 designers to explore the American Folk Art Museum in New York and translate pieces into wearable art? You get Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens’ newest installation, running October 7 through December 31, 2016. The designers are a mixture of…

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From the Chairman of the Board

Aug

23

It is with surprise and sorrow that I write to let you know that Hope McMath has informed the Board of Trustees of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens of her decision to step down as its Director. She will work with the Board for an extended period to ensure a successful transition. Hope expressed […]

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What’s Blooming? Coreopsis!

Aug

06

Did you know that all species of Coreopsis were designated as the state wildflower of Florida in 1991? Well, now you do. The delightful Coreopsis is native to the North, South and Central Americas and derived from the Greek words, koris meaning “bedbug” and opsis meaning “view.” These flowers are the plant foods for some […]

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Wisteria Floribunda (Japanese wisteria) and the English Garden

Mar

25

  Wisteria floribunda, commonly known as Japanese wisteria, is often found flourishing in the English and Olmsted Gardens in early- to mid-spring. The Japanese wisteria produces the lengthiest racemes of any wisteria, making it a truly unique asset to the Gardens. In moist soil and full sun, this species of flowering plant can grow up to […]

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