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Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

The Cummer Museum is home to one of the most important Old Masters collections in the Southeast. The 12 galleries flow in chronological order, featuring great European and American works.
The Wark Collection of Early Meissen porcelain is the largest of its kind outside of Germany. The interactive teaching gallery and the Italian and English gardens on the St. Johns River complement this institution.

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, built on the site of the home of Arthur and Ninah Cummer, opened its doors November 10, 1961.
From Ninah Cummer's relatively small collection of sixty pieces that launched the museum, The Cummer's permanent collection has grown to over
five thousand works of art encompassing eight thousand years of art history.
Two acres of formal historic gardens, created by Mrs. Cummer, enhance the museum campus today.
The first garden at The Cummer residence was planted in 1903 and followed the English style. The Italian Garden designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman (1869-1950) followed in 1931.

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