Thursday, January 4, 2018

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens presents ‘A Dinner Party Series’

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is excited to present “Inspired Palates: A Dinner Party Series.”  This exciting series of dinners will raise funds to aid in the reconstruction of the historic Cummer Gardens, which were significantly impacted by Hurricane Irma.  So clutch your pearls, fill your glasses, and join the Cummer Museum for this avant-garde series of dinners that will inspire your palate and spark your creative energies.

Mr. and Mrs. Cummer were known to be legendary hosts
, and this is your chance to join the Museum in celebration of the culture and history of the places that inspired the beautiful gardens. The series includes three dinners, one for each historic garden space. All Dinner Party guests
will enjoy beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres, themed music, artful moments, and a gourmet dining experience.

Guests who purchase a VIP ticket will also enjoy a private art tour with selections chosen to complement each event, along with a signature cocktail prior to the start of the evening, from 5:30 to 6 p.m.  For further information or to register for one or all of the dinners, please call 904.899.6038 or visit HERE.

Join the Museum for a single dinner: VIP - $250. General - Members $150, Non-Members $175. Young Professional (40 and under) - Members $100, Non-Members $125.
Or for the full series: VIP - $675. General - Members $400, Non-Members $475. Young Professional (40 and under) - Members $275, Non-Members $350.

La Dolce Vita: An Italian Dinner Party — Thurs., Jan 11 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Registration required by Jan 5.  Experience the wonders of an Italian soggiorno without ever leaving the city limits of Jacksonville. The evening will offer guests an array of Italian-style experiences, including live music, wine, and antipasti, culminating in a seated, family-style meal that will reinforce why Italians are known for the gioie della tavola, or “the joys of the table.” This Italian experience will support the reconstruction of the Italian Garden.

British Invasion: An English Dinner Party — Thurs., Feb 15 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Registration required by Feb 8.  Calling all anglophiles! Do you fancy a pint? Round up some mates, dress in your British best, and join us at the Museum for a pub crawl style evening with a classy spin. Guests will enjoy live music, activities, beer pairings, and favorite pub cuisine! This jolly good evening will support the reconstruction of the English Garden.

“South” Hampton: A New York Dinner Party — Thurs., Mar 15 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Registration required by Mar 8.  Travel back in time to the Gatsby era in New York’s Southampton community, where socialites were aplenty and parties were swanky. Guests are invited to don their best wingtips, t-straps, and other festive attire as we celebrate the era of innovation with a top secret prohibition cocktail, live swing music, and a seated dinner. This exciting evening will support the reconstruction of the Olmsted Garden, designed in the early 1930s by the fabled Olmsted Brothers Firm, which had ties to New York’s Central Park.

As a fundraising event for the Museum, a portion of every ticket is a tax-deductible donation to the Museum.  Sponsorship options are available.  Please contact the Advancement Office at (904) 899-6028 for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

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