Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is a magical place to enjoy an afternoon. Located on the banks of the St. John’s River, the museum houses one of the largest collections of European and American art from antiquity to modern day. Visitors can view highlights such as Rembrandt’s Self Portrait or Pierre-Auguste Renoir's The Bathers, but also explore outdoor galleries, sculpture gardens, and contemporary art installations in the historic gardens of Nicolai Fechin and Arthur Adams.
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Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
0.08km from Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
It was founded in 1961 after the death of Ninah Cummer, who bequeathed her gardens and personal art collection to the new museum. The permanent collection of the museum currently includes over 5,000 works of art dating from 2100 BCE to the twenty-first century. The museum's collection is especially strong in European and American paintings and also includes substantial holdings of Meissen porcelain.
Riverside Arts Market
0.12km from Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
The Riverside Arts Market in Baker County, Florida is a thriving destination for locals and visitors alike. Located along the scenic St. Johns River, the market brings together local artisans to showcase their craft during the outdoor winter season from September through March every Saturday morning. Visitors can expect to find everything from artisan jewelry and locally crafted furniture to handmade clothing and unique home décor.
0.44km from Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Riverside Park is one of the city's most treasured public spaces. With a picturesque view of the St. John's River, the park offers visitors many recreational possibilities such as fishing, picnicking, leisurely strolls and bike rides. The park has recently been renovated to include new playground equipment for children, a 45 foot zip line and four swingset. Nature enthusiasts also have twenty-three acres of wetlands and woods to explore with over 200 species of birds visiting each year.
0.58km from Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
5.85-acre (23,700 m2) public park, located on the St. Johns River in Riverside, one of the most historic neighborhoods near downtown Jacksonville, Florida.
1.39km from Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
The Acosta Bridge is a bridge spanning the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville, it connects San Marco to Southbank. Illuminations of colorful lights decorate the bridge at night, making it an iconic night-time landmark. At over 320 feet long and 70 feet tall, This Bridge offers spectacular views of the river waterfront below and an array of activities along both sides. In addition to foot traffic, large ships can easily pass beneath its large openings that accommodate rising river levels.
MOSH (Museum Of Science & History)
1.66km from Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
The MOSH is a great place to spend the day with friends and family. This museum has many interactive exhibits that all ages can enjoy, from dinosaurs and space exploration to an exploration of local history. The planetarium at MOSH offers educational programs and shows that make learning about astronomy fun for everyone. In addition to the exhibits, the museum also hosts events throughout the year such as lectures, movies, workshops, craft classes and more
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The county of Baker is located in Florida, in the United States. The population was 28,259 at the time of the 2020 census.