Cummer Museum of Art schedule of holiday activities

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens invites the community to celebrate the holidays through special events and seasonal promotions. The Museum is commemorating its 60th anniversary this year with the theme a “The Museum is for Everybody.” This holiday season event lineup includes a variety of opportunities for visitors of all ages to explore the Museum’s art and gardens.

“We are excited to welcome visitors to the Museum this holiday season to celebrate together as a community,” Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director and Chief Executive Officer, said. “Whether it be a picnic in the gardens during ‘Illuminating Nature,’ a glass of bubbles while perusing gifts in the shop, or exploring the galleries as a family, we offer experiences for everyone to enjoy.”

Upcoming events and promotions include:

●      Museum Store Sunday (Nov. 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Museum Store Sunday is a worldwide shopping day, with more than 1,800 museums from over 24 countries represented. The Cummer Shop is the perfect place to find unique and one-of-a kind gifts like artisan jewelry, wearable art, special items that reflect the collections, and much more. All shoppers will receive a 25% discount on every Museum Store Sunday purchase plus a 10% discount in the Cummer Café.

●      Champagne & Shopping (Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.): Shoppers ages 21+ may enjoy complimentary champagne while shopping exclusive offers. Members will receive a 30% discount on purchases; non-members will receive a 20% discount.

●      Illuminating Nature (Dec. 3, 7, 10, 14 and 17, 4 to 9 p.m.): Explore the Gardens in a whole new light. Join the Museum for a magical outdoor experience, as more than a dozen sculptures will be illuminated and placed throughout the 2.5 acre-historic riverfront Gardens— perfect for a festive evening of enjoyment with refreshments from the Cummer Café. This event is free to the public, and registration is required.

●      Sunset Garden Picnics (Every Friday, 5 to 9 p.m.): This weekly event invites visitors to relax in the beautiful riverfront gardens and enjoy a picnic provided by the Cummer Café. Picnics can be created for one ($25) or two guests ($40) and must be ordered in advance. Admission is free, and reservations are required to ensure capacity limits and social distancing.

Support from the community is critical for the Museum to serve as a vibrant civic resource. Proceeds from daily admission, Cummer Shop sales, and the Cummer Café support the Museum’s mission to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens, and education.

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About the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

For 60 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens, and education. A permanent collection of more than 5,000 objects and historic gardens on a riverfront campus offers nearly 150,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast.

Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities. The Museum is committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are woven into the fabric of its exhibitions, programs, and offerings. For further information, including hours, visit

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