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Cummer Art Museum and Gardens, Jacksonville

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Cummer Art Museum and Gardens, Jacksonville, North Florida FL

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Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens has it all. It has beautiful gardens on the river, some nice classic artwork, and a fun kid's area!
The gardens are the highlight. What a joy! There are four gardens located side by side along the river. The river itself is not the prettiest but water always does make a nice delineation. The rose garden is lovely and reminded me strongly of a happy summer in Paris. It has a sculpture and pink roses that catch the light.
Arches in the hedge look out on the water from the Italian  garden. Here, two long pools are lined with pointy conifer trees.
The main garden has a giant oak tree that is incredible! You just can't believe how big it is and how fabulous the shapes its branches take! Kids can borrow a painting kit and make their own art on a table under the tree.
The English garden has rows of neatly trimmed bright green hedges and a fountain.
Inside the museum, it is easy to see all the art. There is a nice room filled with Impressionist art. The Catholic paintings from 17th century Italy are lovely. The Meissen chinaware is interesting and pretty.
In the kid's area there are a lot of fun things to do. Kids can paint with a computer that projects their artwork onto a wall, and then print their artwork after. There are also foam tubes to arrange, and other fun activities.
After your visit, walk a few blocks over to Five Points, where five streets including Park Street intersect and there are several good cafes. There is a young, hip crowd here and good food to be found. Try Derby on Park for chic decor and big windows looking out on the street, plus great food!

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A little girl plays in the children's room.
A little girl plays in the children's room.
Praying Madonna, by Sassoferrato.
Praying Madonna, by Sassoferrato.
More works created during the revitalization fo the cult of the Virgin Mary.
More works created during the revitalization fo the cult of the Virgin Mary.
Kid's room, with fun noodle play.
Kid's room, with fun noodle play.
A child paints and watches her creation on the giant screen.
A child paints and watches her creation on the giant screen.
Lion statue and gorgeous tree.
Lion statue and gorgeous tree.
Pretty brick gate.
Pretty brick gate.
Reflecting pool in the garden.
Reflecting pool in the garden.
Sunny hedges.
Sunny hedges.
Cute brick building in the garden.
Cute brick building in the garden.
Hedge with archways.
Hedge with archways.
Roses in the garden.
Roses in the garden.
Bridge over the intracoastal.
Bridge over the intracoastal.
Roses by the water.
Roses by the water.
Pale pink roses with canary palm behind.
Pale pink roses with canary palm behind.
Arbor.
Arbor.
Looking through the hedge arches to the intracoastal.
Looking through the hedge arches to the intracoastal.
Statue in the garden.
Statue in the garden.
Impressionist painting by American painter Willard Leroy Metcalf.
Impressionist painting by American painter Willard Leroy Metcalf.
The Lake, an Impressionist painting by William Glackens.
The Lake, an Impressionist painting by William Glackens.
Row of Impressionist paintings.
Row of Impressionist paintings.
Meissen porcelain.
Meissen porcelain.
An attractive room in the gallery.
An attractive room in the gallery.
Work by a Flemish painter.
Work by a Flemish painter.
The garden, with statue of Diana of the Hunt.
The garden, with statue of Diana of the Hunt.
Children sit at a table under the amazing tree.
Children sit at a table under the amazing tree.
Hedges leading to the water.
Hedges leading to the water.
These type of fountains are always amusing.
These type of fountains are always amusing.
Canary palm and the intracoastal.
Canary palm and the intracoastal.
Planter and brick arch.
Planter and brick arch.
The garden and its incredible tree.
The garden and its incredible tree.
Looking through the hedge arches at the water.
Looking through the hedge arches at the water.
Bench by the reflecting pool.
Bench by the reflecting pool.
Diana of the Hunt, by Anna Hyatt Huntington.
Diana of the Hunt, by Anna Hyatt Huntington.
Sweet sculpture of a child, and bird bath.
Sweet sculpture of a child, and bird bath.
The inner courtyard.
The inner courtyard.
The front of the museum, a stark kind of architecture.
The front of the museum, a stark kind of architecture.
   

Directions

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is located at 829 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville FL 32204, call (904) 356-6857.
Open Tues 10-9, Wed-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4. Closed Mondays. Closed Jan 1, Thanksgiving (fourth Thurs in Nov), Dec 25. Closes early at 2pm on Dec 24 and Dec 31.
Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors, military, and students including college students, and free for children aged 5 and under. There are several free days- check their website.
There is plenty of free parking in the museum parking lot across the street from the museum.
Derby on Park Restaurant, 1068 Park St, Jacksonville FL 32204.

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Last Updated Sun, 17 Jan 2016 16:33:25 GMT