Engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens and education.
The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is a vital community partner that reaches out to diverse audiences through outstanding artistic offerings, dynamic learning experiences, and opportunities to participate in the beauty of the natural world.
The Museum is an environment in which joy and discovery infuse all that we do. Arts, gardens, and education converge to create meaningful personal experiences and open a world of new possibilities.
We honor our rich history, embrace the energy of our time, and commit to a vibrant future through the advancement of resources to grow and deepen our mission.
The Cummer Museum’s Concourse Art Shop welcomes Overstreet Ducasse. Born in Haiti, Ducasse came to the United States at the age of six. Faced with the challenges of an unfamiliar environment, a new language, and a different culture, Ducasse…Read More »
Florida conjures visions of a lush tropical paradise, with vast natural resources and endless opportunities for those most daring to try. The cultural landscape, however, is a combination of nature and humanity; the landscape, from white sand…Read More »
The accompanying exhibition will be designed to highlight and celebrate the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens’ extensive holdings of Eugène Louis Charvot, the largest collection of Charvot works in the world. The exhibition will be a…Read More »
French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850–1950 exhibits approximately 65 works of art from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned European collection and positions France as the artistic center of international modernism from the mid-19th to…Read More »
World War I (1914-1919) is arguably the defining event of the 20th century. For those who lived it, it was frightening, chaotic, and bizarre. It was traumatizing and transforming. However, 100 years later World War I is often lost in the collective…Read More »
This exhibition will bring together new and recent works related to Ezawa’s The Crime of Art series, a group of light-boxes and video animations that chronicle some of the most infamous and high profile museum heists in history. At the heart…Read More »
This exhibition features nearly 80 works of art, including sculptures, paintings, and works on paper, and is the first to reassess Harlem Renaissance artist Augusta Savage’s contributions to art and cultural history in light of 21st-century…Read More »
In Lost in Paradise, artist Carlos Rolón examines regrowth. In the early 20th century, both Florida and Puerto Rico saw rapid spikes in industrialization, migrations, and tourism. Both saw the rise and fall of commercial sugarcane production,…Read More »
Drawn from the Cummer Museum’s extensive collection of works on paper, this presentation will feature more than 30 prints celebrating modern cities and the timeless charms of the country. Visitors can admire how artists have aptly captured the…Read More »
Exhibition - A Collector’s Eye: Celebrating Joseph Jeffers Dodge In addition to his own works, Joseph Jeffers Dodge generously donated over 65 prints, drawings, paintings, and sculptures to the Cummer Museum of Art. This exhibition will not…Read More »
Chasing Shadows: David Ponsler â€œIâ€™m a blacksmith, a metalworkerâ€. A Jacksonville native, David Ponsler (b. 1961) learned the trade of metalworking in his fatherâ€™s shop. By his early teens, he had joined the family business (Wonderland…Read More »
Heroes & Battlefields: World War I Prints by James McBey To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Americaâ€™s entry into World War I (April 1917), the Cummer Museum will present a series of works by artist James McBey (1883 - 1959). As an…Read More »
An American In Venice : James Mcniell Whistler And His Legacy In 1879 American artist James McNeill Whistler arrived in Italy with a commission from the Fine Arts Society of London to create 12 etchings of Venice. Over the ensuing 14 months the…Read More »
Poetry of Landscape: The Art of EugÃ¨ne Louis Charvot (1847 - 1924) This focus exhibition features several exemplary prints and drawings by Charvot, where the artist captures the quietude and beauty of the French countryside. EugÃ¨ne Louis Charvot…Read More »
Explore the rich history of British watercolors through works in the Cummer Museum’s Permanent Collection, given by Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Lee Bebout. Although this medium was viewed initially by many as a pastime for amateurs, British artists…Read More »
Whitfield Lovell (b. 1959), Deep River, 2013, 56 wood discs, found objects, soil, video projections, and sand, size variable. Courtesy of the artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York. Photo by James Madden, 204 Studios, Chattanooga. The Cummer…Read More »
All Together: The Sculpture Of Chaim Gross American sculptor Chaim Gross (1904-91) is renowned for his figurative direct carvings in wood from the first half of the 20th century. In the mid-1950s, however, he began to make large-scale bronzes,…Read More »
This exhibition celebrates the interconnected roles of fashionâ€™s makers, the models who wear their designs, and the media that disseminate those looks to the world. Drawing on the Museum of Fine Arts rich collection of costumes, fashion…Read More »
In conjunction with Icons of Style: Makers, Models, and Image, The Cummer will highlight historical works from the permanent collection that explore the significance of clothing and fashion. Â American masterworks will be placed in context with…Read More »
The extraordinary career of the Huguenot artist Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues (c. 1533 â€“ 1588) has only relatively recently been defined and described. Not much is known of his early years. Â A native of Dieppe, France, Le Moyne likely received some…Read More »
Instructor Allison Watson introduces painting to beginning students and strengthens the skills of intermediate painters. Learn composition for landscape and still life, color theory, and techniques in acrylic. Ages 16 and up. Date: February 26,…Read More »
Exhibition - A Commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement: Photography from the High Museum of Art Image credit: Steve Schapiro (American, b. 1936), Andrew Young, Martin Luther King, Jr., and John Lewis, Selma, Alabama, 1965, gelatin silver print,…Read More »
Our Shared Past is a project that began by accident. Jefree Shalev's parents had tucked away their 8mm home movies for about 45 years. Long gone was the Kodak projector they used to haul out from the coat closet on special evenings when they would…Read More »
A professor at Florida State University, Bill Walmsley was known for his blatant irony, raucous humor, and shameless punning. He is also regarded as an impressive printmaker (he holds the record for the longest series of prints in the history of…Read More »
From the artist: â€œThis is the story of one family. It is the entire Jewish-Israeli narrative embodied in a single family. This is my family. To the big question of Jewish-Israeli identity, the photographs of my family provide a kaleidoscope of…Read More »
The exhibition presents a sample of the art objects that entered The Cummerâ€™s collection in celebration of the Museumâ€™s 50th Anniversary in 2011. These works also reflect The Cummerâ€™s collecting priorities, outlined in a recent strategic…Read More »
Impressionism and Post Impressionism from the High Museum of Art Impressionism and Post Impressionism from the High Museum of Art showcases almost 50 paintings, drawings, and prints by such renowned artists as Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro,…Read More »
Beyond Ukiyo-e: Japanese Woodblock Prints and their influence on Western Art The culture of Japan remained a mystery to much of the Western hemisphere until 1853, when American Commodore Matthew Perry forcefully opened the country to foreign trade.…Read More »
In the late 1980s, Richard Chamberlain began a series of paintings dealing with his experiences in Vietnam. Called The Year of the Sheep, which refers to the Chinese calendar designation for 1967, the year he spent in Southeast Asia, the…Read More »