Inspired Palates: A Dinner Party Series 2019

Clutch your pearls and fill your glasses! The Cummer Museum is throwing a dinner party! This avant-garde series of dinners will inspire your plate and spark your creative energies, all to support bringing an exciting and diverse calendar of exhibitions and related programming to the Jacksonville community.
The Cummers were known to be legendary hosts. Here is your chance to join the Museum in celebration of the stories behind the artwork featured in the Museum's annual exhibition calendar.
All Dinner Party guests will enjoy beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres, themed music, artful experiences and dinner.
VIP Guests will enjoy a private art tour with selections chosen to complement each event, along with a signature cocktail prior to the start of the evening, from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
Single Dinner:
VIP | $250
General | Members $150, Non-Members $175
Young Professionals (40 and under) | Members $100, Non-Members $125

Captivating Caper/Soirée Bohème Bundle:
VIP | $450
General | Members $275, Non-Members $325
Young Professionals (40 and under) | Members $185, Non-Members $235



Thu, Apr 11 | 6 to 9 p.m. | Registration required

Take a step into a world of intrigue while experiencing Kota Ezawa: The Crime of Art. Whether you come dressed as a dapper detective or a busy burglar, this festive fête is sure to delight. There will be thrilling melodies and eats, and a tantalizing case to solve. Hats, monocles, and (non-smoking!) pipes encouraged. An evening filled with so much fun it’s almost criminal!

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Thu, Jun 13 | 6 to 9 p.m. | Registration required

Travel back to the decadent cafés of France, when the can-can was unconventional and the parties extravagant. Gather like the artists of the cabaret, Le Chat Noir, to enjoy music as lively as the conversation and cuisine as “haute” as the fashion. Dress is anything that is très chic and brings you closer to the world of French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850 – 1950. Your presence this evening not only gives the Museum a certain “je nais sais quoi”, but also you’ll have access to an exclusive first look at this new exhibition.

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Presenting Sponsor: Lory Doolittle

Sponsors: Peggy and J.F. Bryan;

Partner: Miller Electric

Underwriters:  Martha and Tom Baker; Suzanne and Rob Hinckley; David and Elaine Strickland; Turner Pest Control; Tom and Stephanie Welchans

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Special Gift: Kenyon and Craig Merritt

In-Kind Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc.; Chef's Garden Catering & Events; CYPRESS creative floral design; Japanese Association of Jacksonville, FL; Mark Grandin Events; Wingard