About

OUR MISSION

To engage and inspire through the arts, gardens, and education.

OUR VISION

The Cummer Museum of Art & 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.

MUSEUM HOURS & ADMISSION

The Museum announced its second phase of reopening, which restores community access to the Museum’s indoor galleries and exhibitions in a limited capacity, on July 21, 2020. This announcement follows the safe and successful first phase of reopening that began on June 20 with the historic riverfront gardens. The Museum will continue to limit daily capacity across the campus for the foreseeable future.

In order to prioritize the health of our guests and our staff, and to minimize touch points and onsite capacity, all visitors must reserve a timed ticket for entry. 

RESERVE YOUR ADMISSION TICKET NOW

 

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               11 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.

 

FREE ADMISSION

College Students with ID enjoy free admission each Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Free admission, except for ticketed events, each Tuesday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sponsored by VyStar Credit Union.

Free admission, except for ticketed events, each Friday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sponsored by PNC Bank.

Free admission, the first Saturday of each month, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by J. Wayne & Delores Barr Weaver.

Free admission, except for ticketed events, the third Saturday of each month, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Florida Blue.

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

 

CONTACT US

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
Programsext. 6023
Event Rentalsext. 6026
Financeext. 6013
Gardensext. 6254
Group Toursext. 6023
Human Resourcesext. 6029
Individual Givingext. 6028
Marketingext. 6027
Membershipext. 6265
Rights & Reproductionsext. 6020
School Toursext. 6004
Securityext. 6200
Shopext. 6035
Sponsorshipext. 6028
Visitor Experienceext. 6265


 

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

  • Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D, George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director and Chief Advancement Officer (beginning December 2020)
  • Kerrie Slattery, Interim Director and Chief Advancement Officer
  • Joanna Blinn, Director of Strategic Communications
  • Cara Bowyer, Director of Visitor Experience
  • Lisa Kaspar, Director of Operations
  • Holly Keris, J. Wayne & Delores Barr Weaver Chief Curator
  • Kim Kuta Dring, Director of Education
  • Susan Tudor, Director of Retail Operations
  • Wanda Willis, Director of Community Engagement & Inclusion

View the Cummer Museum's Board of Trustees

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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.  
 
 
 
 

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.

9.17.2020

Diversity, Equity, Access, & Inclusion

The Cummer Museum's Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion, Wanda Willis, is dedicated to and leads the Museum's efforts to cultivate 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. Engage with Wanda here.

Contact Wanda

 

Accessibility

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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 904.899.6002 or by email at accessibility@cummermuseum.org.

REQUESTS & POLICIES

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  

PRIVACY POLICY & REGISTRATION STATEMENT

Researching Your Collection & Reproduction Requests

Photography Policy