Founded in 1961, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is located on the St. Johns River on property donated by Ninah Cummer. The permanent collection of the museum 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 Meiseen porcelain. Additionally, the museum has an award-winning education center, Art Connections, which possesses a number of interactive educational installations and serves underprivileged and special education students with its programs. There are three flower gardens on the museum grounds, the oldest dating back to 1903.
Image: The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville's (MOCA Jax) permanent collection consists of nearly 1,000 works of art, including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, works on paper, and new media. Funded and operated as a cultural resource of the University of North Florida, it hosts exhibitions by international, national and regional artists. Its bold Project Atrium series, staged in the museum's central atrium, features site-specific and site-sensitive installations by emerging and mid-career artists.