The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is located on the St. Johns River in the Riverside Avondale historic district in Jacksonville, just minutes from downtown. The Cummer is the largest museum in Northeast Florida and the second largest art museum in the state. It is noted for its collection of more than 6,000 masterworks of American and European paintings, beautiful historic gardens in the European style, and an outstanding collection of Meissen porcelain. Art Connections is the museum’s nationally renowned interactive learning center where visitors experience art through all senses. Museum programming includes lectures, films, studio classes, guided tours, special events, and traveling exhibitions. Visit the website to see what’s coming up at The Cummer.
Come and visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville in the heart of downtown Jacksonville on Historic Hemming Plaza. Our mission is to serve the community and its visitors through exhibitions, collections, educational programs, and publications designed to enhance an understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art with particular emphasis on works created from 1960 to the present. The Museum’s permanent collection includes outstanding works by regional, national, and international modern and contemporary artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Philip Pearlstein, James Rosenquist, and Jerry Serra. MOCA Jacksonville offers a wide range of programming including traveling exhibitions, studio art classes, lectures, concerts, films, performances, guided tours, and special events. The museum also has a delicious fast casual restaurant that is perfect for grabbing lunch or a cup of coffee. It has a dynamic menu focused on fresh ingredients with family-friendly dining options as well. The museum has plenty for children to explore including self-guided art activities, the Art Loft Explorium, and more.