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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
& 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.
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.
Cummer Museum of Art &
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
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