Ninah and Arthur Cummer were prominent Jacksonville citizens in the first half of the 20th century. Arthur Cummer was president of the Cummer Lumber Company and held many other positions of prominence in the community. His wife Ninah was an avid appreciator and collector of art. In 1961, three years after Nina’s death, The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens opened with the sixty works of art collected by the Cummers.
Today that modest collection has grown to approximately six thousand works of art spanning eight thousand years and many cultures. (more…)