The Cummer Museum is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and exceptional experience for every visitor and staff member. The principles of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion apply to all aspects of the Museum’s operations. The Museum does not tolerate verbal or physical harassment, discriminatory or threatening behavior, or any interference with the experience of others. The Museum reserves the right to revoke the admission and/or membership of any person acting in an unacceptable or inappropriate manner, including but not limited to: 

·         abusive or intimidating language or behavior, including unwelcome sexual comments and/or physical advances  

·         failure to follow the instructions of Museum staff 

·         photographing and/or filming staff members or visitors in a manner that the staff determines is disruptive. 

Know Before You Visit 



Monday                  CLOSED
Tuesday                 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday            11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday               11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday                    11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday               10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday                  12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

The Gardens close when the Museum closes or at dusk (whichever is sooner) and during inclement weather. Operating hours for the Cummer Café vary. The Cummer Shop is open during Museum hours and always available online. The Museum will be closed on Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year’s Day.

We are committed to making sure that every visitor has an exceptional experience. For this reason we reserve the right to limit capacity. 


Children (Ages 5 and under): Free
Students (Ages 6 - 17): $15
Adults: $20
Seniors: $15
Military: $15
Educators: $15
College Students: Free Tues - Fri, $15 Sat & Sun with I.D.



Free admission, except for ticketed events, second and third Tuesdays, 4 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by VyStar Credit Union.

Free admission, except for ticketed events, fourth Friday of the month, 4 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by PNC Bank.

Free admission, the first Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Citi.

Free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders the first full weekend of each month, provided by Museums on Us.

Free admission for SNAP EBT and WIC cardholders everyday, provided through Museums For All.


Diversity, Equity, Access, Inclusion STATEMENT When NinahCummerbequeathed her art collection and riverfront home to establish the CummerMuseum of Art & Gardens, she noted her desire to create “a center of beauty and culture” for the benefit of “all of the people.” Museums were created to be a safe space to invoke conversation and bring people together to create meaningful experiences. The CummerMuseum is committed to listening and learning how it can best serve ALL in our community. We are committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, access, and inclusion are deeply woven into the fabric of the CummerMuseum. We recognize and promote the importance of diversity in thought, and through age, race, gender, sexual orientation, differing abilities, and religion, which adds to the richness of our environment and what we provide to our community. In our Diversity Statement and Plan, our goal is to foster a culture that celebrates inclusion, equity, and access. To ensure compliance of our commitment, an annual audit will be conducted and reviewed by Museum leadership and our Board of Trustees.


Diversity, Equity, Access, & Inclusion

The Museum is dedicated to cultivating meaningful partnerships and promote strong community engagement. Our vision is to be a socially responsible partner that connects diverse audiences and is inclusive and representative of our community.



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We are committed to ensuring our facilities, exhibitions, programs, and services are accessible to all visitors. In addition, the Museum offers a range of accommodations to those with disabilities. Click here to view the full accessibility policy or contact the Museum’s Accessibility Coordinator at 904.899.6005 or by email at accessibility@cummermuseum.org.


The Cummer Museum resides within the ancestral and unceded homelands of the Timucua, indigenous peoples who inhabited the present-day geographies of southeast Georgia into north and central Florida. It is believed that the last Timucua left the area with the Spanish when Florida ceded to England, with the last known Timucua, Juan Alonso Cabale, dying in Cuba in 1767. When visiting the Cummer Museum’s Gardens, we invite you to join us in acknowledging the significance of place, legacies of dispossession, and offering respect and care for the land and its resources.


829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204

For general inquiries, please call 904.356.6857. To reach a specific department, dial the extensions listed below:

Admissionext. 6265
Caféext. 6022
Curatorialext. 6020
Educationext. 6004
Eventsext. 6030
Event Rentalsext. 6026
Financeext. 6013
Gardensext. 6254
Group Toursext. 6023
Human Resourcesext. 6028
Individual Givingext. 6025
Marketingext. 6027
Membershipext. 6265
Rights & Reproductionsext. 6020
School Toursext. 6004
Securityext. 6200
Shopext. 6035
Visitor Experienceext. 6007


Tell Us About Your Visit!


  • Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D, George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director and Chief Executive Officer
  • Kelly Harvey, Chief Advancement Officer
  • Lisa Kaspar, Chief Operations Officer
  • Holly Keris, J. Wayne & Delores Barr Weaver Chief Curator
  • Kim Kuta Dring, Director of Education
  • Patrick MacRae, Doolittle Family Director of Gardens and Horticulture
  • Kimberly S. Noble, Chief Financial Officer
  • Susan Tudor, Director of Retail Operations and Visitor Experience




  • Mari Kuraishi – Chair
  • Michael Munz– Vice Chair
  • James A. Richardson, II – Secretary
  • Lance Windley – Treasurer
  • Atiya Abdelmalik
  • Yared Alula
  • Sallie Ball
  • Nancy Chartrand
  • Charmaine T. M. Chiu
  • Howard Dodson
  • Susan DuBow
  • Anne Egan
  • Nathaniel P.  Ford, Sr.
  • Kenyon Merritt
  • Marcy Moody
  • William H. Morris
  • Pam D. Paul
  • Teresa Radzinski
  • Ronald Rettner
  • Elaine Stallings
  • Preeti Swani
  • Mitchell Terk
  • Clay B. Tousey, Jr.
  • Ashley Stein Wotiz


The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens believes that we all deserve to work in an environment where we are treated with dignity and respect. The Museum is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the full potential in each of us, which in turn, contributes directly to meeting the needs of the public and community we serve.
The Cummer Museum's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or sexual orientation. The Cummer Museum's intent and desire is that equal employment opportunities will be provided in employment recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, lay-offs, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

To learn more about each opportunity, and instructions to apply, please click the links below:

Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing


Donations from the Cummer Museum will be considered for non-profits' fundraising programs and organizations' charitable initiatives. Because we are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the Museum cannot provide financial sponsorships or program advertising; however, requests for complimentary passes or memberships will be considered. 

Request a CHARITABLE Donation (Charitable Donation Requests are unavailable at this time)


Reproduction Request

Photography Policy

Portrait Photography Policy


We encourage visitors to limit the number of personal belongings and bags brought into the Museum. Oversized bags, backpacks, suitcases, and large umbrellas are not allowed in the galleries. Museum staff may ask you to hand-carry smaller backpacks, or wear them on your front, to protect the artworks. Please note that we do not offer coat check or bag storage at this time. Strollers are permitted in the galleries.


News and press releases from the Cummer Museum


Recent Headlines:

May 11, 2023: Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens receives grant

April 7, 2023: Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens Makes History With 'Flamboyance'

December 23, 2022: Spotlight On: Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Director & CEO, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

November 1, 2022: New Jacksonville museum shows feature armor, avant-garde

November 1, 2022: The Age of Armor Exhibit

September 18, 2022:  ‘Deborah Roberts: I’m’ Opens At Cummer Museum of Art And Gardens In Jacksonville For Final Stop Of National Tour

July 28, 2022:  Cummer Museum opens new exhibition: Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon (ArtDaily.com)

July 14, 2022:  Summer at the Cummer (WJCT News): Featuring Holly Keris, J. Wayne & Delores Barr Weaver Chief Curator and Hiromi Moneyhun, a Jacksonville-based papercut artist

July 8, 2022:  From centuries-old Asian stoneware to a provocative look at racism: Jacksonville art museums debut new shows (Florida Times-Union)

June 29, 2022:  Exhibition of Rockefeller Asian art collection transports, teaches (See Great Art)

Mar. 29, 2022: The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens announces Revolve: Spotlight on the Permanent Collection

Mar. 16, 2022: New Exhibit at Jacksonville's Cummer Museum tells stories behind folk art

Mar. 8, 2022: Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Announces Appointment of Interim Chief Advancement Officer and Manager of Marketing and Communication

Mar. 7, 2022: A Different Perspective

Nov. 10, 2021:  Jacksonville arts and culture staple, Cummer Museum celebrates 60th anniversary

Oct. 14, 2021: Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Exhibition Honors Cheyenne Warrior Artists

Aug. 31, 2021: The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardents Appoints Kimberly Noble as Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

July 23, 2021: The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardents presents Rebecca Louise Law: The Journey

Jun. 30, 2021: Summer at the Cummer returns Friday Nights to Jacksonville, FL

Apr 15, 2021:  Cummer Museum debuts new race and representation photography exhibition

Apr 15, 2021: Selfie-Show: New exhibition at Cummer Museum features striking self-portraits

Apr 14, 2021:  New exhibit at Cummer Museum opens up dialogue about racial injustice

Mar 30, 2021: The Black Woman Artist Who Crafted a Life She Was Told She Couldn’t Have

Mar 17, 2021:  One of the 'most exciting developments in museum leadership in America' at The Cummer

Mar 17, 2021:  Women at The Cummer Museum putting Jacksonville on the map with new exhibit


Recent Press Releases:

May 4, 2023: Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Awarded $650,000 by Initiative Funded by Ford Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Pilot House Philanthropy and Alice L. Walton Foundation

April 20, 2023: Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Celebrates National Garden Month 2023 by Announcing a $1 Million Garden Endowment Gift

March 16, 2023The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Appoints Kelly C. Harvey as Chief Advancement Officer

March 7, 2023: The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Presents Flamboyance! A Topiary Menagerie

February 14, 2023: The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Presents Anila Quayyum Agha: Flight Patterns

December 20, 2022: Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Receives $1 Million Grant from the Prestigious Mellon Foundation

October 12, 2022: The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Presents The Age of Armor: Treasures from the Higgins Armory Collection at the Worcester Art Museum

September 1, 2022: Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Presents Deborah Roberts: I’m

June 15, 2022: The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Presents Buddha and Shiva, Lotus and Dragon: Masterworks from the Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection at Asia Society

Mar. 10, 2022: Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Announces Appointment of Patrick MacRae as the Doolittle Family Director of Gardens and Horticulture

Feb. 1, 2022:  The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Presents American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection

Jan. 26, 2022:  Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Board of Trustees Announces Appointment of Four New Members

Nov. 18, 2021: Holiday Season

Nov. 9, 2021: 60th Anniversary

Oct. 11, 2021: Impisioned but Empowered: Cheyenne Warrior Artits at Fort Marion

July 30, 2021: Rebecca Louise Law: The Journey

Apr 14, 2021: Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail The Dark Lioness

Feb 9, 2021: Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens Board of Trustees Announces Appointment of Four New Board Members

Oct 22, 2020: Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens to Celebrate the Beauty of the Natural World with Cross Pollination: Heade, Cole, Church, and Our Contemporary Moment