The mission of Cummer Beaches is to support the Cummer Museum and enhance the Membership experience. Cummer Beaches encourages interest and support for the artistic and cultural significance of the Museum and raises funds for the overall mission with specific focus on children's education programs. Cummer Beaches Members participate in various activities that connect them with other art and garden enthusiasts in the Beaches area.
Cummer Beaches Members enjoy activities, such as:
- Cummer Beaches Annual Gala
- An art-focused book club
- Adventures in the Arts - Cummer Beaches and the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Library Lecture Series
- Cummer Amelia and Fleet Landing partner events
- Planned tours to regional fine arts museums and related events
- Art Talks at the Beaches
- Lectures, luncheons, and Docent-led tours offered at the Cummer Museum
Enhance your Cummer Museum Membership by adding Cummer Beaches.
Cummer Beaches Member discounts are available for ticketed events.
To become a Member of Cummer Beaches, contact Member Relations at 904.899.6007, MemberRelations@cummermuseum.org, or join online below.
2017-2018 BOARD MEMBERS
- Peter Karpen - President
- Becky Johnson - President Emerita
- Marianne Stein - Secretary
- Edward J. Cooper, Jr. - Treasurer
- Rayne Estrada
- Gabriele Van Zon
- Maurice ("Tad") P. Shuman
- Patricia Winters
- Ellen Berson, Ed.D.
- Jacquelyn D. Bates
- Lois Ann Bumgarner
Cummer Beaches: Book Club
Beaches residents are encouraged to join Cummer Beaches and get involved with this active Book Club that explores the literary world in connection with the Museum’s exhibitions and permanent collection. The meetings are scheduled quarterly for Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Library. For more information, please contact Tad Shuman at email@example.com.
- September 19, 2017
- November 21, 2017
- January 30, 2018
- March 27, 2018
- May 22, 2018
Cummer Beaches: Adventures in the Arts
Cummer Beaches partners with the Friends of the Library, Ponte Vedra Beach for the Adventures in the Arts lecture series. Each program will meet at the Ponte Vedra Library. For more information, please contact Marianne Stein at 904.280.2976.
- Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 2 to 4 p.m. | Free | Presentation by Debra Murphy, Professor of Art History at the University of North Florida.
- Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 2 to 4 p.m. | Free | Ellen Diamond will showcase videos about Henri Matisse and featuring Rosamunde Bernier from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC .
- Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 2 to 4 p.m. | Free | Jan and Gerry Bialka present a hands-on clay project “Find Your Animal Spirit.” Reservations are required.
- Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 2 to 4 p.m. | $20 | Bus trip to CoRK Arts District in Jacksonville. Please mail checks to Cummer Beaches at P.O. Box 1273, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082. Registration is required.
- Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 2 to 4 p.m. | Free | Cummer Museum Associate Curator, Nelda Damiano will make a presentation on the "Tradition of Italian Portraiture and the Renaissance."
Cummer Beaches: Museum Tour & Bus Trip
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Join Cummer Beaches on Thursday, October 12, 2017 for a special art tour of Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine. For further information, please visit www.ccpvb.org.