Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

RAP unveils plans for Riverside Avondale Cultural Trail

RAP unveils plans for Riverside Avondale Cultural Trail

Treasure maps don’t always come scrawled on a weather-beaten scroll with a painted dotted line leading to a giant black X marking the spot — and treasure isn’t always a chest full of golden doubloons and precious gems. Treasure can be cultural, historical, musical, architectural. And sometimes, the markers guiding a treasure hunter to these […]

Riverfront access to Riverside a reality

Riverfront access to Riverside a reality

Boaters, water taxi will enhance visits to historic district via St. Johns River The Post Street Day Dock, located at the end of Post Street, near the Cummer Museum, is now open to recreational boaters. There are four slips that allow boaters to tie off to the dock, which also features an ADA accessible gangway. […]

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 […]

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