Our fall exhibition,   Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from The Horvitz Collection , will delight fans of French eighteenth and early-nineteenth century art and anyone who enjoys lusciously hued, richly ornamented paintings, delicate and fanciful drawings, velvety pastels and elegant terracotta sculptures. ... more
Rebecca M. Nagy, Ph.D. 

Through July 8, 2018

Juxtaposing the work of Josef Albers, a single artist focused on the psychic and emotive qualities of color, with African and African American artists who confront the historic and contemporary traces of colonialism as they contribute to the power of healing and renewal, this show combines both aesthetic and political trajectories.
Left to right: Zanele Muholi, MaID , Syracuse, 2015 (from the Somnyama Ngnonyama series ), 2015, Gelatin silver print, Museum purchase, with funds provided by the Caroline Julier and James G. Richardson Acquisition Fund; Josef Albers, Homage to the Square (Red) , 1970, Bequest of Elaine Glass; Jeremiah Quarshie, Obiribea , 2016, Acrylic on canvas, Museum purchase, with funds provided by the Caroline Julier and James G. Richardson Acquisition Fund
Family Day: Sun Prints
Saturday, September 23, 1 - 4 pm

Families with children of all ages can tour Poetic and Political , exploring how clothes and textiles shape individual and community identities. After the tour, make sun prints (camera-less photographs) inspired by the work of German-Ghanaian artist Zohra Opoku. 
Above: Zohra Opoku, Ficus Carica, 2015, Screenprint, silk, bamboo, Museum purchase, with funds from the Ruth Pruitt Phillips Acquisition Fund

Curator Talk and Dance Performance
Sunday, September 24, 3 pm

Join Kerry Oliver-Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art, in discussing Poetic and Political . The talk will highlight works by contemporary artists who address African American history through the visual language of today.

Following the talk at 4 pm, Choreographer Alexandria Davis will perform, “Drauma: Exploring Trauma through Dance,” focused on the traumas of resilience. Through a fusion of dance aesthetics, including modern, ballet, hip-hop and African dance, she will explore the impact of poverty, classism, racism, domestic violence and abuse on individual lives. Discussion to follow.
Noche de Museo
Thursday, September 14, 6 - 9 pm
Visit your art museum for a dynamic evening for both the UF campus and community. Discover tours, activities and a photo booth, all highlighting works by Latin American artists. Listen (and dance!) to live music by Latin music band TROPIX at
8 pm.

Right: Angel Botello, c. 1950 , El Encuentro (The Encounter) , Oil on burlap, Museum purchase, funds provided by friends of the Harn Museum of Art
Tot Time
Children ages 2 – 5 and their families tour the Harn, exploring color, shape, pattern and other “tot” interests, then enjoy hands-on art projects. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time to register. Join us on these dates:
Friday, September 1, 11 am | Sculpture All Around
Tuesday, September 26, 3:30 pm | Art Smart
School Workshop: Extend Your Classroom to the Museum
Thursday, September 14, 4 - 6:30 pm
This participatory workshop for K-5 curriculum administrators will demonstrate how school programs at the Harn Museum of Art support curriculum standards for Language Arts, Social Studies and Science in addition to Visual Arts. Educator Workshops are free, but registration is limited.
'Tis the season....for renewal!

This is the art museum of the Gator Nation. This is YOUR museum. Take the next step to keep enjoying the exclusive cultural and social benefits that Harn Members receive by renewing your membership today.

QUESTIONS? Contact the Harn Development Office at  [email protected] or 352.294.7055.
Harn Member pARTy
Thursday, October 5, 6 - 8:30 pm

Be the first to see and celebrate the exhibition Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from The Horvitz Collection . Not a Harn Member? Sign up online for free and we’ll see you at the pARTy! Harn Members also enjoy a discount in the Harn Store and recriprocal admissions discounts at other museums across the nation.
September 13 - 17
Global Gators and Harn free members can enjoy a VIP Lounge cocktail reception at the Navy Pier from 5 to 6 pm followed by a guided tour of the fair from 6 to 7 pm on Thursday, September 14.

This event is open to all but space is limited. The cost to participate is $25 and pre-registration is required. All participants receive a VIP Pass valid for EXPO access through September 17, 2017.

Contact  [email protected] or call 352.294.7055 with questions.

EXPO Chicago is an international contemporary art exhibition held annually that hosts leading art galleries and highlights the vast cultural opportunities that Chicago has to offer.
Mini Art Sale
Deadline to apply: September 3
Apply to be a contributing artist to our 6 x 6 Mini Art Sale. After you apply, your work of art, which is due November 1, will be displayed in an installation and sold to support both the Harn and UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine. For more information visit .
Harn on Tap
Thursday, November 2, 6 - 9 pm
Enjoy local brews at Swamp Head Brewery and yummy bites from Mayflower Cellars while supporting the Harn. Bring a friend or the family for a night of art-inspired fun and live music. This event is open to the public and no RSVP is required. A voluntary donation of $20 at the door will help support the Harn’s exhibitions and programs and earn you a free pint!

Swamp Head Brewery is located at:
3650 SW 42nd Ave, Gainesville, Florida, FL 32608

Rent a space at the Harn for your next reception or meeting! Rental spaces can be adapted to meet the needs of your event. Learn more   online  or contact Vicki Tyson via  email   or phone: 352.392.9826 x2153.
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