The Museum Gardens will be closed for renovation August 1 - August 15. We appreciate your understanding. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

Captivating Experiences​

Current Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri: Mysteries that Remain
Exhibitions
Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri: Mysteries that Remain

One of Australia’s most acclaimed Indigenous artists, Mick Namarari Tjapaltjarri was a founder of the Western Desert art movement. Mysteries that Remain is an important survey of Namarari’s work, featuring paintings …

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - Sunday, January 12, 2025
Exhibitions
Works on Paper from the Cummer Museum’s Collection
Exhibitions
Works on Paper from the Cummer Museum’s Collection

The Cummer Museum’s collection contains many works on paper. Did you know that works on paper are easily and irreversibly damaged by both natural and artificial lights?

Friday, January 05, 2024 - Monday, September 30, 2024
Exhibitions
Jacksonville’s Norman Studios: Movie Posters from the Permanent Collection
Exhibitions
Jacksonville’s Norman Studios: Movie Posters from the Permanent Collection

Before Hollywood dominated the film industry, Florida was the hot spot for movie executives. With our warm weather, sunny skies, convenient location, cheap labor, and diverse scenery, Florida quickly became a frontrunner in the early film business in the first part of the 20th century. Jacksonville in particular seemed a...

Monday, April 11, 2022 - Sunday, July 07, 2024
Cummer Gardens

Botanical Beauty

Our campus features some of Northeast Florida’s most significant gardens, influenced by renowned landscape designers and originally cultivated by the Cummer family. These historic gardens are now recognized in the National Register of Historic Places.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Looking Ahead

Discover what’s on the horizon and join us for unforgettable experiences by browsing our exciting lineup of future showcases.
Exhibitions
Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Exhibitions
Fabric of a Nation: American Quilt Stories from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Quilts are a democratic art. They provide a window into the lives of the many people who have made and used textiles, across geographic, political, social and economic contexts. Organized …

Tuesday, July 09, 2024 - Sunday, September 29, 2024
Permanent Collections

Time-Honored Legacy

Our Permanent Collection has consistently been a hub for arts education and engagement in the region, aligning with the founder Ninah May Holden Cummer’s vision of being a center of beauty and culture accessible to all.

Past Exhibitions

Treasured Temporary Displays

We are honored to host beautiful works of art from all over the world. For as short as a few weeks and as long as several months, we remember them fondly and continue to be inspired by their impact.

Exhibitions
Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960
Exhibitions
Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960

The first exhibition to explore the evolution of women’s sporting attire in Western fashion, Sporting Fashion will look at the extraordinary impact of new technologies and evolving social mores on …

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - Sunday, May 19, 2024
Exhibitions
Fake News & Lying Pictures: Political Prints in the Dutch Republic
Exhibitions
Fake News & Lying Pictures: Political Prints in the Dutch Republic

Comedians, editorial cartoons, and memes harness the power of satire, parody, and hyperbole to provoke laughter, indignation—even action.

Wednesday, November 01, 2023 - Sunday, May 05, 2024
Exhibitions
Tattoos in Japanese Prints from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Exhibitions
Tattoos in Japanese Prints from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Some of the world’s most popular tattoo motifs trace back to early 19th-century Edo (modern Tokyo), where tattoo artists took inspiration from color woodblock prints known as ukiyo-e. Many of …

Friday, October 27, 2023 - Sunday, January 14, 2024
Exhibitions
Maia Cruz Palileo: Days Later, Down River
Exhibitions
Maia Cruz Palileo: Days Later, Down River

Maia Cruz Palileo: Days Later, Down River navigates themes of migration and the persistence of tacit knowledge in the face of assimilation. The works on view map an archival, geological, …

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 - Saturday, December 30, 2023
Exhibitions
American Made: Paintings and Sculpture from the DeMell Jacobsen Collection
Exhibitions
American Made: Paintings and Sculpture from the DeMell Jacobsen Collection

American Made: Paintings and Sculpture from the DeMell Jacobsen Collection surveys two centuries of American creativity. Though many of the objects from the DeMell Jacobsen collection have been on view …

Friday, June 09, 2023 - Sunday, September 24, 2023
Exhibitions
Reflections The Art of Well-Being
Exhibitions
Reflections The Art of Well-Being

For centuries, art has paved the way to connect with our inner self, to universally and inclusively allow us to communicate our feelings and emotions. It can also nurture physical …

Friday, April 07, 2023 - Sunday, June 18, 2023
Exhibitions
Flamboyance! A Topiary Menagerie
Exhibitions
Flamboyance! A Topiary Menagerie

The pink flamingo — an iconic garden motif that is unquestionably Floridian. In the Museum’s first ever horticultural exhibition, 50 topiary flamingos planted with pink flowering begonias will take over …

Saturday, April 01, 2023 - Sunday, June 25, 2023
Exhibitions
Outside: In
Exhibitions
Outside: In

This exhibition brings together works by global contemporary artists who draw inspiration from the natural world and work in a variety of media, including painting, photography, assemblage, and video. Participating …

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - Thursday, November 30, 2023
Exhibitions
Anila Quayyum Agha: Flight Patterns
Exhibitions
Anila Quayyum Agha: Flight Patterns

World-renowned Pakistani American artist Anila Quayyum Agha uses art to explore her dual experiences living in her native country and as an immigrant in the United States. Although inspired by …

Friday, February 24, 2023 - Sunday, April 30, 2023
Exhibitions
Rockwell Kent The Shakespeare Portfolios
Exhibitions
Rockwell Kent The Shakespeare Portfolios

In March 1935, Nelson Doubleday of the publishers Doubleday, Doran & Company, an affiliate of Garden City, approached noted American artist and illustrator Rockwell Kent to provide illustrations for their …

Friday, January 20, 2023 - Sunday, May 07, 2023