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


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; Ric Goodman and John Hurtubise; Josh Henry and Brett Chafin

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