Free Events

The first Saturday of each month at The Cummer is FREE FOR ALL, thanks to the generous support of Delores Barr Weaver and J. Wayne Weaver.

Guests can enjoy free admission, as well as art-making activities for all ages in the Cummer Gardens, live music, and a Docent-led tour at 2 p.m.

To register for programs, please call 904.899.6038.
  1. October 1 | The Anatomy of a Still Life: Virtual Art History Lecture with Dr. Scott Brown

    Learn from home! Cummer Beaches presents a three-part virtual lecture series with P. Scott Brown, PhD, Professor of Art History, University of North Florida. Experience this series of talks highlighting a selection of works in the Cummer Museum’s permanent collection. Registration is free but is required. A Zoom link for access will be sent to all registrants the week of the lecture.

     

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  2. October 7 | Culture and Conversation: Virtual Talk with Artist, Nick Cave

    Culture and Conversation returns with Nick Cave, an American sculptor, dancer and performance artist.

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  3. October 15 | Shop the Sale

    Shop the Sale 

    Save 50% at the Shop on past exhibition merchandise, books, décor, jewelry, scarves and more. Shop early for best selections.

    Sale will take place in the Museum's Auditorium.

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  4. October 15 | An Inside Look into the Museum: Cummer Amelia Virtual Lecture

    Have you ever wondered how museums acquire the art hanging on their walls? Cummer Museum Delores Barr and J. Wayne Weaver Chief Curator, Holly Keris will provide participants with a behind-the-scenes look into the Museum’s art acquisition process and a sneak peek into its 2020 – 2021 exhibition season.

    Free for Cummer Amelia members | Registration required

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  5. October 16 | Shop the Sale

    Shop the Sale 

    Save 50% at the Shop on past exhibition merchandise, books, décor, jewelry, scarves and more. Shop early for best selections.

    Sale will take place in the Museum's Auditorium.

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  6. October 16 | Virtual Family Exploration

    Third Friday of the month

    Free, registration required

    Take an interactive family-friendly, virtual tour of the Museum.

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  7. October 17 | Shop the Sale

    Shop the Sale 

    Save 50% at the Shop on past exhibition merchandise, books, décor, jewelry, scarves and more. Shop early for best selections.

    Sale will take place in the Museum's Auditorium.

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  8. October 17 | Virtual Envirofest

    This year Envirofest makes its virtual debut! You’ll hear from Jacksonville environmental organizations about the work they’re doing to keep the landscape beautiful. Follow along on a tutorial for a recycled art project led by a Museum Educator.

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  9. October 18 | Shop the Sale

    Shop the Sale 

    Save 50% at the Shop on past exhibition merchandise, books, décor, jewelry, scarves and more. Shop early for best selections.

    Sale will take place in the Museum's Auditorium.

    Learn More >
  10. October 18 | Family Open Studio - Oct. 18

    Third Sunday of the month

    2 to 4 p.m. | Free with admission

    Get creative in this free drop-in art-making activity for all ages!

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  11. October 23 | Virtual Conversation with the Artists: Dustin Harewood, Crystal Floyd, and Lili Yuan

    Tune in and enjoy a panel discussion with the participating artists featured in the Museum’s Concourse Art Shop - Dustin Harewood, Crystal Floyd, and Lili Yuan. Get a behind the scenes look into each artist’s studio, as well as hear about their creative processes and how they incorporate the environment into their art.

    Free | Registration required

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  12. November 5 | Degas and the Past: Virtual Art History Lecture with Dr. Scott Brown

    Learn from home! Cummer Beaches presents a three-part virtual lecture series with P. Scott Brown, PhD, Professor of Art History, University of North Florida. Experience this series of talks highlighting a selection of works in the Cummer Museum’s permanent collection. A Zoom link for access will be sent to all registrants the week of the lecture.

     

    Degas and the Past
    Free | Registration required 

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  13. November 15 | Family Open Studio - Nov. 15

    Third Sunday of the month

    2 to 4 p.m. | Free with admission

    Get creative in this free drop-in art-making activity for all ages!

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  14. November 20 | Virtual Family Exploration

    Third Friday of the month

    Free, registration required

    Take an interactive family-friendly, virtual tour of the Museum.

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  15. December 1 | International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities with us! Virtual and museum-based experiences will highlight the Museum’s work to make art accessible to people with differing abilities. Works of art created by Women of Vision, a monthly arts program that empowers women with low vision or blindness to create original works of art and writing, will also be on view.

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  16. December 4 | Illuminating Nature in the Cummer Gardens - Dec. 4

    Play witness to the transformative power of light and color in the Historic Gardens during Illuminating Nature. View a familiar landscape in a whole new light after the sun goes down.

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  17. December 8 | Illuminating Nature in the Cummer Gardens - Dec. 8

    Play witness to the transformative power of light and color in the Historic Gardens during Illuminating Nature. View a familiar landscape in a whole new light after the sun goes down.

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  18. December 11 | Illuminating Nature in the Cummer Gardens - Dec. 11

    Play witness to the transformative power of light and color in the Historic Gardens during Illuminating Nature. View a familiar landscape in a whole new light after the sun goes down. An installation of over a dozen glowing fabric sculptures will be scattered throughout the Museum’s 2 ½ acre backyard.

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  19. December 15 | Illuminating Nature in the Cummer Gardens - Dec. 15

    Play witness to the transformative power of light and color in the Historic Gardens during Illuminating Nature. View a familiar landscape in a whole new light after the sun goes down. An installation of over a dozen glowing fabric sculptures will be scattered throughout the Museum’s 2 ½ acre backyard.

    Learn More >
  20. December 18 | Illuminating Nature in the Cummer Gardens - Dec. 18

    Play witness to the transformative power of light and color in the Historic Gardens during Illuminating Nature. View a familiar landscape in a whole new light after the sun goes down. An installation of over a dozen glowing fabric sculptures will be scattered throughout the Museum’s 2 ½ acre backyard.

    Learn More >
  21. December 18 | Virtual Family Exploration

    Third Friday of the month

    Free, registration required

    Take an interactive family-friendly, virtual tour of the Museum.

    Learn More >
  22. December 20 | Family Open Studio - Dec. 20

    Third Sunday of the month

    2 to 4 p.m. | Free with admission

    Get creative in this free drop-in art-making activity for all ages!

    Dec. 20, Antiquities

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  23. January 7 | Pietà and Lamentation: Themes of Compassion in Cummer Collection - Virtual Art History Lecture with Dr. Scott Brown

    Learn from home! Cummer Beaches presents a three-part virtual lecture series with P. Scott Brown, PhD, Professor of Art History, University of North Florida. Experience this series of talks highlighting a selection of works in the Cummer Museum’s permanent collection. A Zoom link for access will be sent to all registrants the week of the lecture.

    Pietà and Lamentation: Themes of Compassion in Cummer Collection
    Free | Registration required

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  24. January 14 | Culture and Conversation: Virtual Lecture with Abra Lee

    You’re invited to tune in virtually for a lecture by Abra Lee, renowned horticulturist and founder of Conquer the Soil and BIPOC Working Hort Group. In this discussion, Lee will discuss creating inclusive gardens in unconventional spaces.

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  25. January 26 | Virtual Educator Art Night

    Explore art and gardens, tour the special exhibition, swap ideas with colleagues, and learn the many ways you can spark your students’ curiosity, creativity, and collaboration by through virtual field trips to the Museum.

    5 p.m. | Free, registration required

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  26. January 26 | Educator Virtual Art Night

    Explore art and gardens, tour the special exhibition, swap ideas with colleagues, and learn the many ways you can spark your students’ curiosity, creativity, and collaboration by through virtual field trips to the Cummer.

    Free, registration required

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