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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is committed to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 works of art on a riverfront campus offers more than 95,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.

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Dinner and a Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s





Friday | 6 p.m. (dinner) 8 p.m. (movie)
Members and Non-Members $20

Click HERE to make your reservation for the movie online or call 904.899.6038.

Come make a Friday night of it at the Cummer with a delicious prix fixe meal from The Café (optional, separate from the ticket price) and then watch the classic film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, starring fashion icon Audrey Hepburn.  Your ticket to the movie includes (2) tickets for beer or wine, plus popcorn and sweet treats.

Dinner A la Carte through the Cummer Café, please call 904.899.6022 for dinner reservations. Here is the delicious prix fixe menu:



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Docent of the Month: Mary Summers



mary summersThe docents play such in important role in the education of students and museum visitors on not only the vast permanent collection, but also the rotating exhibitions. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is extremely lucky to have the dedication of Mary Summers lead the docents as President of the Docent Corps. Her knowledge and love of the Museum shine through in all the work that she does at the institution. For all Mary’s hardwork, it seems only fitting that she be highlighted as our first Docent of the Month!

We asked Mary a couple questions about her life and here is what she had to say!

Tell us a little about yourself.

A native of the Midwest, I have been fortunate to travel and live in many different countries and all over the United States with my husband and family.  From an early age I knew I wanted to be a teacher and happily I realized that dream.

Why did you want to be a docent and how long have you been with the Museum?

My interest in the Cummer Docent Corps was a natural extension of the experiences I had when, as a teacher in Clay County, I brought students to the museum for tours.  Since joining the corps 7+ years ago I remain continually inspired by the responses from the students and adults alike as they discover the wonders of Cummer’s art and gardens.

What is your favorite part of this job?  

Simply put: everything.

What is your favorite thing to do when you aren’t generously donating your time to the Museum?

Favorite after Cummer hours activities include reading, walking, and playing bridge, but best of all–visiting family, especially our granddaughters.


The staff at the Museum can’t thank Mary enough for the time she spends on the campus.  We encourage you to thank Mary for her service too, if you see her around around the Museum.

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New Board Member – John Hirabayashi



John Hirabayashi.jpgJohn Hirabayashi began his first five-year term on the Cummer Board of Trustees on October 1, 2014. Board Chair John Donahoo expressed great enthusiasm and gratitude at the recent board meeting for John’s acceptance of this position of service and all he brings to it.

John Hirabayashi has been the President and CEO of Community First Credit Union of Florida since 1996 and has spent his career in the credit union industry, including six years as President and CEO of Cal State 9 Credit Union in Berkeley, CA. A graduate of the University of Colorado (Boulder) with a bachelor’s degree in Finance, John has an M.B.A. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He is very active in the community and has served on numerous boards, including: Alliance for World Class Education; Florida Credit Union Shared Services; League of Southeastern Credit Unions; the Jacksonville Chamber Board of Governors; Florida Community College Foundation; The Cypress Group; Jacksonville Community Council, Inc.; and WJCT. He and his spouse, Jan, enjoy participating at the Museum.

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Art Adventure: The Sculptures of Chaim Gross!




Saturday | 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Members $10, Non-members $15

Students will create abstract figurative sculptures based on their visit to the newly installed works of Chaim Gross in The Cummer’s J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Community Sculpture Garden & Plaza.

Join us the third Saturday of each month for studio classes in painting, printmaking, collage and construction with changing themes. Projects will be completed within one class period. Ages 6 to 12. Class size is limited. To register for classes see below. For further information please call 904.355.0630 or email

Click HERE to register for this class.

(Please note that some dates may be subject to change around major holidays)

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Champagne & Shopping at the Cummer Shop



ShopMake your list, check it twice and then join us for one-stop shopping at the  Cummer Museum’s annual shopping event with complimentary champagne, appetizers, and holiday music.

The Cummer Shop will be participating in the 2014 Holiday Shoppes at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach.  Please visit us there from Friday, November, 14 through Sunday, November 16.

For more information about these events, please call the Cummer Shop at 904.899.6035

December 3 | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Receive an additional 15% discount on your entire purchase this day only.

December 4 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Receive an additional 10% discount on your entire purchase this day only.

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Help Enrich the Lives of Children in Nassau County!



Photo by Jensen Hande

Photo by Jensen Hande

Help Cummer Cummelia send 800 Nassau County third graders to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens for a wonderful introduction to the world of art.


Provides art supplies for two classes


Provides bus transportation from
Nassau County to the Cummer Museum


Provide a Museum Tour, bus transportation, and art supplies
for 25 third grade students

All donations are tax deductible. Click HERE to make your donation today.

Thank you for your support!

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