JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens will provide free admission and programming to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18, 2021.

In-person and virtual programming, sponsored by The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida’s Presidential Grants Program, will be presented throughout the day.

Highlights include:
• Yoga in the gardens with Alnisa Turner from 10 to 11 a.m. (guests must bring their own towel or mat)
• Free admission for all from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Live music sets throughout the day by Akia Uwanda, a classically trained jazz vocalist
• Take-home activity for children (while supplies last)
• Virtual performance by singers from the Jacksonville Arts & Music School in a video produced by their student-led production team
• Culture & Conversation virtual discussion with author and historian Rodney L. Hurst, Sr., hosted by Wanda Willis, Director of Community Engagement & Inclusion
• Virtual art-making activity led by a Museum educator

“We invite everyone to come take a moment, both on our campus and virtually, to experience art, culture and community as we honor Dr. King’s life and legacy and his tremendous impact as a humanitarian and civil rights leader,” said Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, the George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Museum.

“Dr. King’s message of resilience and hope continues to inspire communities around the world. We are proud to partner with the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens to present a variety of ways to bring our community together,” said Nina Waters, President of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.

Members and guests are required to reserve a ticket in advance to ensure safe capacity limits throughout the day. Registration is required for virtual events. Reservations are recommended for the Cummer Café, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To reserve tickets and register for events, visit cummermuseum.org.

The Museum has implemented many safety and sanitation measures, including hand sanitizer stations throughout the campus, plexiglass guards for the front desk area and expanded daily cleaning and sanitation policies for all common areas and surfaces according to the Centers for Disease Control and Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines. All galleries now feature routes to direct the flow of movement and support social distancing. Museum staff, members and guests are required to wear masks.

For more information about the Museum’s permanent collection, internally curated gallery spaces and special exhibitions, visit cummermuseum.org/visit/art. The Museum’s digital gallery experiences, virtual tours and online resources remain available to the community at cummermuseum.org/engage.