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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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Save the Date for the 2015 Cummer Ball



Saturday, April 25 | 6:30 p.m.

Honorary Chairs: Preston and Joan Haskell

Event Co-Chairs: Kenyon Merritt and Kristen Seay

Corporate Chair: Ron Autrey

The 2015 Cummer Ball will be held April 25, 2015.  Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with a contemporary edge and energy drawn from  Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell, Organized by the Princeton University Art Museum.

The Cummer Ball is the Museum’s flagship fundraiser, and the committee is planning an evening that promises to engage and inspire everyone!   Artistic moments featuring music, dance, and live art-making will take place throughout the Museum and Gardens prior to an elegant seated dinner.  The dinner will take place in various Galleries throughout the Museum.  During dinner, guests will have an opportunity to learn about and support the Museum’s educational programs. Director Hope McMath and the Education team will present these special giving opportunities.


Mama Blue will be providing live music for the event.  A graduate of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and Jacksonville University, Mama Blue has been eloquently dubbed the “Sultry Sister of Soul.”  Her gifted voice and stage presence are uplifting, unforgettable, and addictive!   Her unique sound is reminiscent of legends such as Nina Simone, Tina Turner, Etta James, and Aretha Franklin and fuses elements of blues and jazz, with hints of Motown, classical, Latin, and even a bit of country.

Ticket Information:

Aficionado $325 Member per person, Non-Member $350 per person

Artisan $175 Member per person, Non-Member $185 per person

Cocktail  $75 Member and Non-Member per person

For further information or to purchase tickets for this event, please visit our website or call Events & Programs at 904.899.6038.

No tickets will be mailed.  Names are checked at the door. 

Seating information: Each level of support will have their own dining area.  The Cocktail level (ages 42 and under) is for cocktails and dancing only, from 9 p.m. to midnight.

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British Watercolors




Miles Edmund Cotman (British, 1810 – 1858), Fishing Boat in a Squall, 19th century, watercolor, 25 ¼ x 31 ¾ in., Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Lee Bebout, AG.2013.2.10.

Explore the rich history of British watercolors through works in the Cummer Museum’s Permanent Collection, recently given by Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Lee Bebout. Although this medium was viewed initially by many as a pastime for amateurs, British artists of the late 18th century created more advanced watercolors that would ultimately rival oil paintings. The movement became so popular that the Royal Watercolour Society was founded in 1804, creating not only a platform for artists to explore technological advancements but also a strong collector base.

Watercolor as an art form reached its pinnacle of quality and visibility in Victorian England, with works that spanned a variety of subjects – from landscapes and marine scenes to still lifes and biblical themes – while displaying the luminosity of the medium and the skill of the artist’s hand. For this reason, the late 18th and early 19th century is known as the “Golden Age of British Watercolors,” capturing the elegance of everyday life with the fluidity of this delicate and difficult medium.

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W by Worth: Trunk Show & Luncheon




11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$30 for Members, $35 for Non-Members


Closing out a fun two months of programming around the show-stopping Icons of Style exhibition, the Museum will host a trunk show and luncheon with W by Worth. This beautiful collection of clothing, straight from Manhattan, uses the same fabrics as big design houses like Prada, Dior, and others, offered at a fraction of the price.

Carolina De’Sousa, the Southeastern Director of W by Worth, will be on hand to give you an exclusive look at Spring 2015 fashion trends and will personally present the Spring 2015 collection to you.

To make your reservation for this private luncheon and trunk show click HERE or call 904.899.6038.

*Your ticket price includes lunch.

PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SEAT by Friday, November 28, 2014. We do not mail tickets. We check your name at the door the day of the event. No refunds. You may print your receipt as an e-ticket.


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Puttin’ on the Ritz




“I like music because it is the only invisible art form.” 

Sean Lennon

The Ritz Chamber Players are back at the Cummer Museum for a wonderful fall concert next Tuesday afternoon with Brahms Sonic Splendor! Enjoy a sweet treat and coffee while listening to the enchanting sounds of the chamber in the Hixon Auditorium at 2 p.m.

This concert is free for Members and free with paid admission for Non Members.  We encourage you to make a reservation by clicking here.



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Fun, Fashion, and Nostalgia



twiggyWhere were you when Twiggy, Audrey, and Coco were setting fashion trends? Looking for a bit of  1960’s British and French nostalgia?

Visiting the Cummer Shop will bring back fond memories of these three elegant ladies. Spend time looking through the wonderful assortment of books,  gift accessories, and wearable art currently on display.  Designer bags by  Jane Elissa are fun, fashionable and are sure to spark conversation wherever you go.

Just for Fun Trivia: What was Twiggy’s real name?  When is Twiggy’s birthday? What year did Breakfast at Tiffany’s debut? What signature scent was Channel known for?

An Event Not to Be Missed: If you’re a big Breakfast at Tiffany’s fan, you won’t want to miss Dinner & a Movie at the Museum on November 21st!

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Fitz Pullins talks style.



Don’t miss Fashionable Jacksonville on Thursday night!  DJ Autrelle will be spinning some mellow lounge sounds (check out his mix here) while you enjoy beer (thanks to Intuition Ale Works), wine and nibbles from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Then, stay for a conversation from Fitz Pullins on all things style.

Check out the latest issue of EU Jacksonville for a great article on Fitz!  Click here to get tickets to this all inclusive event!


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