April showers might bring May flowers and you will be able to smell the roses in the Gardens of the Cummer Museum, along with many other family friendly things to do. Take a look at the following itinerary, make your list and get ready to have some fun.
Florida Blue Free Tuesday – Each Tues. Evening from 4 to 9 p.m. | Free. No registration required. Every Tues., enjoy free admission to the Cummer Museum and its historic Gardens, thanks to the generous support of Florida Blue. Guests can enjoy free admission to the Galleries and Gardens. Each Tuesday evening, the Cummer Café is open for Tapas Tuesday sponsored by VyStar Credit Union.
Tapas Tuesday – Each Tues. Evening from 5 to 7:30 p.m. | The Cummer Café Reservations recommended. Tap into Tapas Tuesday sponsored by VyStar Credit Union at the Cummer Café, on the Cummer Café patio. Take in the sunset while listening to local musicians as you also enjoy some beer, wine, or artfully inspired tapas for sale at the Café. Reserve your table by calling (904) 899-6022.
Weaver First Saturday Free for All – Sat. Apri.1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Free. No registration required. The first Sat. of each month at the Cummer Museum is FREE FOR ALL, thanks to the generous support of J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver. Guests can enjoy free admission, as well as art-making activities for all ages in the Cummer Gardens, live music, and a Docent-led tour at 2 p.m.
Bank of America And Merrill Lynch Museums on Us – Sun., Apr. 2 from Noon to 4 p.m. | Free to Cardholders. No registration required. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens offers free admission on the first Sunday of the first full weekend of the month to all Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholders through the Museums on Us program. Each cardholder receives one free general admission to the Museum. For more information on the Museum's programming and events, please call 904.899.6038.
Cummer Amelia in Partnership with Amelia Island Plantation Real Estate bring you two exciting events:
Garden Walk – Fri., Apr. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. | Members $20, Non-Members $30. Registration encouraged. Join Cummer Amelia for the 3rd annual Garden Walk at the Amelia Island Plantation. The event begins with a presentation by renowned Omni Chef Daven Wardynski held at The Sprouting Project, followed by a walking tour of four beautiful private gardens, each with their own unique charm. Art demonstrations, live music, food, and drink will be provided along the tour route. Transportation is offered. For additional information, contact Wendy Mayle at 904.899.6007.
Art Home Tour – Sat., Apr. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. | Free. No registration required. Enjoy a complimentary self-guided tour through a variety of fabulous properties. Each location will feature artwork by local artists. Begin your tour at the Amelia Island Plantation Real Estate office (at the Omni Resort Amelia Island Plantation, 10 Amelia Village Circle, Amelia Island, FL 32034) to pick up your map of the properties included on the tour. For further information, please call Amelia Island Real Estate at 904.277.5980.
History of Western Art: Modern Art – Tues., Apr. 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Members Free, Non-Members $10. Registration required. Art exploded out of its boundaries in what art historian Robert Hughes called, “The Shock of the New.” The tumultuous events of the 20th century changed the world and changed art. Join Director of Education Lynn Norris for this final talk in the series as she begins with Gustav Klimt and the Secessionists and ends with Andy Warhol’s Pop Art in the History of Western Art. For further information, please email or call 904.355.0630.
Art Fundamentals: Acrylic Painting – Wed., Apr. 12 through May 24 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. | Members $170, Non-Members $190. Ages 16 and up. Registration required. Instructor Allison Watson introduces painting to beginning students and strengthens the skills of intermediate painters. Learn composition for landscape and still life, color theory, and techniques in acrylic. Participants may sign up for multiple sessions. Supplies are not included.
Cummer Beaches: Adventures in The Arts – Thurs., Apr. 13 from 2 p.m. | Free. Ponte Vedra Library. No registration required. Join Director of Education Lynn Norris for her presentation about this year's exhibitions at the Cummer Museum, which have a synergy about how perceptions of different cultures were formed in the 18th and 19th centuries and the role that art played. From the Grand Tour of An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy, to the strict rules of the art academy of Academic Splendor and the cataclysm of World War I in Heroes & Battlefields: World War I Prints by James McBey, art helped shaped how we saw the world and each other. The 19th century also gave birth to the term Islamic Art, and there will be a special preview of the summer’s upcoming exhibition Ink, Silk, and Gold: Islamic Treasures from Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Adventures in the Arts program is co-sponsored by Friends of the Library, Ponte Vedra Beach and Cummer Beaches.
Art Adventures: Cityscapes! – Sat., Apr. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Members $10, Non-Members $15. Ages 6 through 12. Registration required. In this class, students will view several works depicting cityscapes in the Museum’s mixed media cityscape of their own. For further information, please email or call 904.355.0630.
A History of Western Gardens: The American Garden – Tues., Apr. 18 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. | Members Free, Non-Members $10. Registration required. While the United States didn’t have Versailles, gardens had been integral to American life since the Colonial era. This series concludes a look at great American gardens from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello to Ellen Biddle Shipman’s Italian Garden at the Cummer Museum. For further information, please email or call 904.355.0630.
Talks & Tea: Heroes & Battlefields – Wed., Apr. 19 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. | Members and Non-Members $6. Registration required You are invited to the Museum to enjoy an insightful lecture over a cup of tea and a sweet treat. Enjoy a talk on Heroes & Battlefields led by Associate Curator Nelda Damiano.
2017 Cummer Ball – Sat., Apr.22 from 6:30 p.m. | General member ticket $350; ages 42 and under $200; for all other ticket prices, please visit the Cummer website. Registration required. Join them for another exciting Cummer Ball featuring artistic moments, great food and drinks, fabulous entertainment, and a chance to support the mission of the Museum.
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