Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

Cummer’s Garden Tour a hit with locals, museum goers

Cummer’s Garden Tour a hit with locals, museum goers

Spring was certainly in the air, as avid gardeners, museum patrons and volunteers helped the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and the Nature Conservancy play host to an open garden tour, March 26, from 12-4 p.m. through a three-property tour of gardens on a beautiful, sunny Saturday afternoon. Garden lovers and green thumbs; or […]

Jacksonville Women in the Arts: A timeline

Jacksonville Women in the Arts: A timeline

We have all come to recognize March as Women’s History Month. It began, however, as a local celebration created and executed in 1978 by an educational task force in northern California and rather than a month, it lasted only a week. The first National Women’s History Week was designated by President Jimmy Carter in 1980. […]

A Different Perspective

A Different Perspective

Jacksonville museum launches American folk art exhibit “American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum Collection” opened on Friday, Feb. 11 at Jacksonville’s Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. The exhibit celebrates American folk art and artists. Showcasing more than 80 works of art dating from the 18th century to modern day, by artists […]

RAP hosts annual meeting, presents awards to community stewards

RAP hosts annual meeting, presents awards to community stewards

The local neighborhood preservation and advocacy group, Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP), welcomed guests and award winners to Riverside Church at Park and King, formerly known as the Riverside Baptist Church, Feb. 17, for its annual meeting. The historic structure and courtyards set the perfect backdrop the evening festivities, where a collective of passionate locals rallied […]

In Memoriam: Elizabeth “Betsy” Ross Lovett

In Memoriam: Elizabeth “Betsy” Ross Lovett

March 19, 1930 – October 26, 2021 A legendary Jacksonville hostess and entertainer, avid donor and fund raiser, donner of exquisite and show-stopping costumes, and passionate world traveler, Betsy Ross Lovett was a shining star and one in a million. Betsy passed away on October 26, 2021, but her bright light continues to shine through […]

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens celebrates 60th

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens celebrates 60th

Over Veterans Day weekend, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens kicked off a yearlong celebration of its 60th anniversary with music, dance, arts, activities, and more. Food and fun, the galleries and gardens were enjoyed by families and friends of all ages. Admission was free thanks to support from VyStar Credit Union and PNC […]

Guests raise funds for state embassy in Washington

Guests raise funds for state embassy in Washington

For 47 years, Florida House in Washington D.C. has been the state’s best-kept secret, but no more.  To raise funds for the Sunshine State’s “embassy” in Washington, the nonprofit held a fundraiser at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens March 1.  Florida is the only state to have an embassy in Washington D.C., said […]

North Florida Land Trust observes achievements, 20th anniversary

North Florida Land Trust observes achievements,  20th anniversary

The North Florida Land Trust (NFLT) welcomed guests to the nonprofit’s annual meeting appropriately held at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Riverside, as sprawling oaks and expansive gardens were a fitting backdrop for the organization tasked with preserving wild lands and tracts throughout North Florida. As the leading advocacy group for land […]

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