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Long-term permanent collection installations and traveling exhibitions presented in the Harn Museum galleries offer faculty members and students many opportunities to engage visually, emotionally and intellectually with significant works of art. Faculty and students may discover how art illuminates and provides a context for different academic disciplines. The museum can contribute significantly to the comprehensive educational experience for university students and lead to a lifelong appreciation for art of different periods and cultures. Curatorial and education staff members are available to provide resources that illustrate links between works of art and a variety of curricula. They can also organize gallery assignments for collegiate visitors to enhance their in-class studies. For more information about using the museum to support academic goals or objectives, Education Curator of Academic Programs Eric Segal at 352.392.9826 x2115 or e-mail


Nothing makes your curriculum come alive more than in-person experience. Instructors may select objects from our extensive permanent collection for a limited number of students to study in a small group setting. Not limited to the instruction of art courses, these experiences are unique opportunities that encourage the understanding of other cultures and historical eras. These learning opportunities take place in the Dixie Neilson Object Study Room and an additional room on the lower level of the Harn Museum. For information about the selection of objects available for study or to reserve a study room, call Education Curator of Academic Programs Eric Segal at 352.392.9826 x2115 or e-mail

Guided tours by appointment for collegiate or community groups of ten or more may be scheduled three weeks in advance of the tour date by calling Lisa Stevens, Education Assistant at 352-392-9826 x2112 or e-mailing Tours in Spanish, French, German and Chinese are available by prior arrangement. In addition to guided tours, the galleries are available for self-guided tours by classes or groups during all hours of operation. We ask that you make appointments for these visits to ensure that everyone has the most enjoyable and engaging experience.

If you are looking to inspire your students with their surroundings, the Harn offers two classroom spaces that are available for University of Florida faculty and their students. The rooms are equipped with hookups and LCD projectors for multimedia presentations. To receive more information or to book a classroom, call Education Curator of Academic Programs Eric Segal at 352.392.9826 x2115 or e-mail


The Harn Museum of Art also offers a number of resources, including access to the Bishop Study Center, a library offering books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and additional references for use in the facility. Instructors are also invited to register for the Harn Museum Educator Resources Program, which allows the short-term loan of videos, literature and curriculum support materials free of charge. To register for this program or to receive more information, call Bishop Study Center Manager and Volunteer Coordinator Elizabeth King at 352.392.9826 x2149 or e-mail:

Funds from the Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart Endowment for Focus Exhibitions support creative collaboration between staff members at the Harn Museum of Art and faculty members at the University of Florida. Museum staff members work with University of Florida faculty to develop small art exhibitions that utilize and emphasize the research and teaching interests of the faculty members. Proposals for collaborative exhibition projects may be initiated by museum staff or by faculty. The number of projects that can be undertaken each year is limited, and there are restrictions on the size, content and installation requirements of these exhibitions. For additional information about the Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart Focus Exhibitions, contact Ivy Chen, Curatorial Program Coordinator, at 352.392.9826 x2140 or
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