Current Exhibitions

View frequently changing exhibitions drawn from the Harn’s collections of more than 10,000 works of art, and loans from both private lenders, artists, and other art museums. Works on display in eleven galleries include paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, video, beadwork, textiles and more. The Harn’s collection galleries focus on African, Asian, modern and contemporary art, and photography.

On View

(Detail) Henry Clay Anderson, "A Couple, In Studio," Photo date: c. 1960; Print: 2007, Gelatin Silver Print, Museum Purchase, with funds provided by the David A. Cofrin Acquisition Endowment

Portraits of Faces|Places from the Harn Photography Collection

May 15 - October 7, 2018
The Melvin and Lorna Rubin Gallery

Portraits of Faces|Places from the Harn Photography Collection celebrates the museum’s growing collection. It highlights 55 photographs, many seen here for the first time. The images describe the look and feel of places, and the self-possession and specificity of bodies and faces from around the world—from Mexico’s markets, to a portrait studio in Mississippi, to Coney Island’s beaches. Each coaxes us to notice more than what is visible.

image (detail): W.O.D. Haitian, Flag for Ezili Dantò (Drapo), Late 1970s, Gift of Alvan and Barbara Bluhm

Resilient Visions: Haitian Art

April 25 - November 13, 2018
James G. and Caroline Julier Richardson Gallery

Providing a glimpse of the wide diversity of genres, media and inspirations of Haitian art from the 1970s to the first decade of the 21st century, this exhibition inlcudes works which, through images of everyday life and historical scenes, reveal the resilient creative force of artists who were subjected to social, political and climactic turmoil.

Donald Judd with architect Adrian Jolles: Kunsthaus Bregenz, Peter Zumthor, "Kunsthaus Bregenz Archive, Administration and Office Building in Bregenz, Austria 1992 - 1994," model, creators: Cohen Seminar School of Architecture, University of Florida

Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd

April 3 - June 24, 2018
The Dorothy and E. Robert Langley Foyer

In this exhibition of selected built projects and proposals for architecture, Donald Judd's connection to and freedom from architecture culture is explored, and the integral nature of his art and architecture practice is revealed.

Jacob Lawrence, (Detail) "Play," 1999, Silk screen, On loan from the SCAD Museum of Art and the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation

History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence

February 13 - August 5, 2018
Gladys Gracy Harn Exhibition Hall

This exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of influential American artist Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000). Lawrence was primarily concerned with the narration of African American experiences and histories. His acute observations of community life, work, struggle and emancipation during his lifetime were rendered alongside vividly imagined chronicles of the past. The past and present in his work are intrinsically linked, providing insight into the social, economic and political realities that continue to impact and shape contemporary society today. 

Josef Albers, "Homage to the Square (Red)," 1970, Bequest of Elaine Glass

Poetic and Political

August 15, 2017 - July 8, 2018
S.F.I. Exhibition Hall in Honor of Avery Myles

Poetic and Political explores two realms of perception often considered oppositional but more likely to work in tandem to make a rich, provocative and compelling visual impact.

Indian (Kerala), "Venugopala with Attendants and Gopis16th century," Bronze, Gift of George P. Bickford

Show Me the Mini

March 21, 2017 - November 25, 2018
David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing, North Gallery

The art of miniatures takes many forms and exists across time and cultures. Issues of size, scale, modeling, ownership, production and historical and contemporary functions of miniatures will be examined.

(detail) Jamini Roy, “Virgin and Child,” c. 1950. Gift of the Estate of Thomas J. Needham. Photo: ArtCare Conservation

Conserving Treasures: Jamini Roy and Modern Indian Art

March 15, 2018 - March 2019
David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing, South Niche

The Harn Museum’s collection of works by Jamini Roy ranks among the largest public collections of distinguished holdings by the artist outside of India. Inspired by Indian village artisans, Roy often used pigments made from organic matter, including rock-dust, tamarind seeds, and mercury powder, to paint his canvases.

Hakuko Ono, "Yurikinsai tsubo (Vase with underglaze gold decoration)," ca. 1990, Loan from the collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz


December 8, 2016 – ongoing
David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing, Axline Gallery

Contemporary Japanese ceramic artists make objects that challenge traditional definitions of clay, in both technique and aesthetic expression. The works on display demonstrate a wide variety of transformations, innovations and reinterpretations of traditional wares. While some artists defy notions of inside versus outside, others conceptualize new definitions of form through materials, processes, surface treatments and firing methods.

Joel Shapiro, "Untitled," sculpture, gift of Carol and Stephen Shey

American Abstraction

Through August 19, 2018
S.F.I. Rotunda in honor of Haskel Hess

The American artists featured in this exhibition represent fine examples from a large and diverse body of the movements that have defined abstraction since 1945. Artists in these decades grappled with the making of meaning through artistic expression, the science of illusion, the power of color and shape, and the experimental possibilities of form and gesture.

Elusive Spirits: African Masquerades

James G. and Caroline Julier Richardson Gallery

Masks from the mid-20th century to the early 21st century show the continuity of masking but also feature new directions in masquerades, such as the fancy dress masks of Ghana.

China, "Boulder with Figures in a Landscape," Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Bequest of Dr. David A. Cofrin. Photo: Randy Batista.

Highlights from the Asian Collection

David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing

The Cofrin Asian Art Wing contains four main galleries with more than 680 works showcasing the Harn's collections of Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and South and Southeast Asian Art.

(detail) George Wesley Bellows, "Jim Twadell's Place," 1924, gift of William H. and Eloise R. Chandler

Highlights from the Modern Collection

S.F.I. Gallery in honor of Chauncey Stillman

This exhibition presents highlights from the museum’s holdings of American, European and Latin American art spanning the mid-19th century through the first half of the 20th century.