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Letter from the Director: Cara Bowyer, Director of Events & Programs



We are less than half way through the year and 2014 has already proven to be scintillating.  From a programming perspective, the Cummer has offered 6 lectures, 28 docent led tours, 6 musical concerts, and numerous other programs surrounding the exhibition calendar.  We enjoyed a lively and well-attended Garden Month, and continue to welcome great crowds to Tapas Tuesdays in The Café as part of Free Tuesday nights.  From an external rental perspective, we continue to connect with our community and beyond as a premier venue for special events.  To date, we have been home to 10 weddings, 20 meetings, and over 25 special events.

The summer looks just as bright.  We are excited to host Canary in the Coalmine, Four Families and Jacksonville Old Time Jam for an evening of Americana music in the Cummer Gardens on June 28th.  In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, we will have a free celebration on June 24th, with Mama Blue and The Sanders Singers performing a special rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing.  And, due to the wildly successful Pitmen Painters performance held at the Museum last year, we have partnered with The 5 & Dime Theatre Company again to bring you 33 Variations, a play inspired by the work of Ludwig van Beethoven. The performance will run for two consecutive weekends,  July 18th – July 20th and July 25th  – July 27th.

We invite you to visit our website for more details on the highlighted programs above, as well as many others planned throughout the course of this year.  Whether you join us for a concert or play, celebrate an important milestone, or stop in for lunch in The Café, we hope your summer plans will include many visits to the museum to truly experience all the Cummer has to offer.

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