Free Events

Admission is FREE every Tuesday and Friday night from 4 to 9pm as well as the first and third Saturdays of each month from 11am to 4pm thanks to our generous sponsors!

To register for programs, please call 904.899.6038.
  1. October 1 | Culture and Conversation: Virtual Lecture with Reynier Leyva Novo

    THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
     
    Our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience. 
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  2. October 10 | Artful Explorations - Oct. 10

    Join us for hands-on explorations to feed your curiosity and creative spirit. A fun drop-in art-making activity for all ages and free with admission. The second Sunday of the month.
     
    Oct. 10: The art of noticing
     
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  3. October 13 | Look at That! (Oct. 13)

    Join us for a fun and mindful virtual mid-week break. Each week we slow down to observe two to three works and notice the details. Discover the joy of looking at art and gardens and talk with others about your observations and experience. Select Wednesdays of the month.
     
    Virtual | Free
     
    Oct.
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  4. October 19 | Virtual Panel: A More Sustainable Life

    Join the Museum for a discussion on sustainability with area experts, moderated by James Richardson of the City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board. The panelists will share tips on ways people can incorporate more sustainability into their day to day lives.

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  5. October 26 | Creepin' It Real, a Halloween Art Tour

    This Halloween, experience the Museum as you never have before. Your spooky art experience begins when you pick up your Halloween scavenger hunt clues from the ghost of Ninah Cummer herself!  As you put your sleuthing skills to work, you’ll discover Visitor Experience staff throughout the Museum dressed as pieces from our collection and ready to deliver all its spine-chilling secrets, along with free trunk-or-treat style prizes.

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  6. October 27 | Look at That! (Oct. 27)

    Join us for a fun and mindful virtual mid-week break. Each week we slow down to observe two to three works and notice the details. Discover the joy of looking at art and gardens and talk with others about your observations and experience. Select Wednesdays of the month.
     
    Virtual | Free
     
    Oct.
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  7. November 10 | Look at That! (Nov. 10)

    Join us for a fun and mindful virtual mid-week break. Each week we slow down to observe two to three works and notice the details. Discover the joy of looking at art and gardens and talk with others about your observations and experience. Select Wednesdays of the month.
     
    Virtual | Free
     
    Nov.
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  8. November 11 | 60th Anniversary - Veterans Day 2021

    On Veterans Day, we commemorate veterans and their service to our country—and, in turn, all visitors will receive FREE Museum admission.  
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  9. November 12 | 60th Anniversary - Community Celebration, Nov. 12 (day)

    We will commemorate our 60th anniversary throughout 2021-2022 with exhibitions, events, programs, and new and meaningful ways to connect with art.
     
    November 11 through 14 is a Special Celebration for Our Community.
     
    Enjoy free admission, live music, and arts and culture experiences.
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  10. November 12 | 60th Anniversary - Community Celebration, Nov. 12 (evening)

    We will commemorate our 60th anniversary throughout 2021-2022 with exhibitions, events, programs, and new and meaningful ways to connect with art.
     
    November 11 through 14 is a Special Celebration for Our Community.
     
    Enjoy free admission, live music, and arts and culture experiences.
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  11. November 13 | 60th Anniversary - Community Celebration, Nov. 13

    We will commemorate our 60th anniversary throughout 2021-2022 with exhibitions, events, programs, and new and meaningful ways to connect with art.
     
    November 11 through 14 is a Special Celebration for Our Community.
     
    Enjoy free admission, live music, and arts and culture experiences.
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  12. November 14 | 60th Anniversary - Community Celebration, Nov. 14

    We will commemorate our 60th anniversary throughout 2021-2022 with exhibitions, events, programs, and new and meaningful ways to connect with art.
     
    November 11 through 14 is a Special Celebration for Our Community.
     
    Enjoy free admission, live music, and arts and culture experiences.
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  13. November 14 | Artful Explorations - Nov. 14

    Join us for hands-on explorations to feed your curiosity and creative spirit. A fun drop-in art-making activity for all ages and free with admission. The second Sunday of the month. 
     
    Nov. 14: Celebrating 60 Years 
     
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  14. November 19 | Artist Demonstration: William McMahan

    Be part of the community celebration of our 60th Anniversary with engaging activities, storytelling and art making. Visit with Jacksonville-based teaching artists as they create and demonstrate their work. 
     
    William McMahan grew up in Urbana, Illinois, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Washington University in St.
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  15. December 3 | Illuminating Nature in the Cummer Gardens - Dec. 3

    View the Cummer Gardens in a whole new light. Illuminating Nature features an installation of over a dozen glowing fabric sculptures throughout the Museum’s 2 ½ acre backyard.
     
    Make an evening with us by dining in the Cummer Café (reservations are suggested), enjoying live music, or cozying up with a beverage from the specialty drink bar.
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  16. December 7 | Illuminating Nature in the Cummer Gardens - Dec. 7

    View the Cummer Gardens in a whole new light. Illuminating Nature features an installation of over a dozen glowing fabric sculptures throughout the Museum’s 2 ½ acre backyard.
     
    Make an evening with us by dining in the Cummer Café (reservations are suggested), enjoying live music, or cozying up with a beverage from the specialty drink bar.
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  17. December 7 | International Day of Persons with Disabilities Panel

    Join the Museum in conversation with professionals and program partners throughout the Jacksonville community to learn more about how art benefits people with all abilities.

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  18. December 8 | Look at That! (Dec. 8)

    Join us for a fun and mindful virtual mid-week break. Each week we slow down to observe two to three works and notice the details. Discover the joy of looking at art and gardens and talk with others about your observations and experience. Select Wednesdays of the month.
     
    Virtual | Free
     
    Dec.
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  19. December 10 | Illuminating Nature in the Cummer Gardens - Dec. 10

    View the Cummer Gardens in a whole new light. Illuminating Nature features an installation of over a dozen glowing fabric sculptures throughout the Museum’s 2 ½ acre backyard.
     
    Make an evening with us by dining in the Cummer Café (reservations are suggested), enjoying live music, or cozying up with a beverage from the specialty drink bar.
    Learn More >
  20. December 12 | Artful Explorations - Dec. 12

    Join us for hands-on explorations to feed your curiosity and creative spirit. A fun drop-in art-making activity for all ages and free with admission. The second Sunday of the month. 
     
    Dec. 12: The art of the antiquities
     
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  21. December 14 | Illuminating Nature in the Cummer Gardens - Dec. 14

    View the Cummer Gardens in a whole new light. Illuminating Nature features an installation of over a dozen glowing fabric sculptures throughout the Museum’s 2 ½ acre backyard.
     
    Make an evening with us by dining in the Cummer Café (reservations are suggested), enjoying live music, or cozying up with a beverage from the specialty drink bar.
    Learn More >
  22. December 17 | Illuminating Nature in the Cummer Gardens - Dec. 17

    View the Cummer Gardens in a whole new light. Illuminating Nature features an installation of over a dozen glowing fabric sculptures throughout the Museum’s 2 ½ acre backyard.
     
    Make an evening with us by dining in the Cummer Café (reservations are suggested), enjoying live music, or cozying up with a beverage from the specialty drink bar.
    Learn More >
  23. December 17 | Artist Demonstration: Allison Watson

    Be part of the community celebration of our 60th Anniversary with engaging activities, storytelling and art making. Visit with Jacksonville-based teaching artists as they create and demonstrate their work. 
     
    Allison Watson’s paintings are represented in over 500 public, private and corporate collections nationally. She began her professional career as a studio artist in her twenties and is well known for her vivid depictions of the wild places of her native Florida.
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