Director's Message

Dear Members and Friends, 

The Harn is committed to partnerships and collaborations with other cultural, educational and service organizations in our community. By working together we can better reach those in need, bring art and healing into people’s lives and offer the enrichment and joy of experiencing and creating works of art. One of our newest partnerships is with schools and centers that serve Head Start and kindergarten students and their families through a program called Early Learning at the Museum. With generous grant support from the Bank of America Foundation, a local family foundation and private donors, we will reach 27 classes and 500 students this year. These children will learn about art, grow vocabulary, gain skills to support literacy, and enjoy art-making and family engagement. When they visit the Harn they will experience the kid-friendly exhibition ABC: Art by the Letter, curated by museum educator Brandi Breslin, who also coordinates the Early Learning program. The children will also receive an ABC book based on the show, with beautiful illustrations of the works of art they have seen at the museum. One of the Harn’s long-standing partnerships is with UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine, with whom our Museum Store sponsors a big sale at Shands Hospital each year to benefit both the museum and the Arts in Medicine program. A new aspect of this partnership is the Mini Art Sale on December 14 during Museum Nights. Again, proceeds from the sale benefit both institutions. Of course, you can support the Harn any time by shopping in the Museum Store, and enjoy a big member discount by making your purchases on November 30 during the Museum Holiday Shopping Event!


Rebecca Martin Nagy
Harn Museum of Art Director


Harn National Council Members

The purpose of the Harn National Council is to increase the Harn’s visibility nationally and internationally, broaden the base of support from UF Alumni, friends and art collectors, and to advance fundraising goals.

Ken and Laura Berns
Gainesville, FL

Norman and Irma Braman
Miami, FL

John and Pat Carlson
Fernandina Beach, FL 

Linda Fuchs
Gainesville, FL

Russ and Deirdre Fogler
Gainesville, FL

Jeffrey and Carol Horvitz
Beverly, MA

Bob and Nancy Magoon
Aspen, CO

Lorna Rubin
Gainesville, FL

Steve Shey
Gainesville, FL

Aase Thompson
Gainesville, FL

Smith Meyers
UF Student Body President




Mary Ann H. Cofrin
Mel Rubin (deceased)
Carol Shey
Ron Shore
Rick Thompson
Hazel and Bill Hough


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