Future Exhibitions

The Harn Museum of Art is dedicated to offering as much information as possible about our upcoming exhibitions in order to assist in planning your visit and to encourage collaboration with university and community partners. We will continue to update our future exhibition pages as plans and programs are solidified.


Gideon Mendel, South African, b.1959, "Mushaq Ahmad Wani and Shafeeqa Mushtaq Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar, Kashmir, India, October 2014," Series: "Drowning World," Courtesy of Axis Gallery, New York

The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene

September 18, 2018 - March 3, 2019
Gladys Gracy Harn Exhibition Hall

The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene chronicles an era of rapid, radical and irrevocable ecological change through works of art by more than 50 contemporary international artists. Our age has been identified as the Anthropocene, a controversial term used to name a new geological epoch defined by human impact.

(detail) Steve Schapiro, "Martin Luther King, Selma March, Flag," 1965, Gelatin silver print, © Steve Schapiro / courtesy of Jackson Fine Art Gallery

I, Too, Am America

November 6, 2018 - March 31, 2019
The Melvin and Lorna Rubin Gallery

I, Too, Am America features forty-four photographs from the late 1950s/1960s Civil Rights Movement. The exhibition includes three distinct sections with works by Steve Schapiro, Gordon Parks and a documentary film titled "James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket."

(detail) Yang Yongliang, "On the Quiet Water, Sunken Ship," Handscroll; digital print on paper, funds provided by friends of the Harn Museum of Art, photo: Randy Batista

Inside Outside: Outside Inside – A Century of East Asian Landscapes 1900s-2000s

December 18, 2018 - December 1, 2019
David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing, North Gallery

For millennia, the subject of landscape has occupied a special place in East Asian artistic traditions. This exhibition will highlight the transition to modernity, and how urbanization affects and/or complements the natural world. With objects from China, Japan, and Korea, this exhibition reflects on how artists viewed their respective nations’ relationship with the natural landscape and the rise of urban centers. Themes include real and imagined landscapes, the body as landscape, cityscapes, seasons of change, and political histories centered around geography and place.


(detail) Utagawa Kuniyoshi, "Kuwana: Juzo and the Sea Monster," Japanese, Edo Period (1615 - 1867), 1843 - 1847, color woodcut, museum purchase, gift of friends of the Harn Museum

Monsters and the Monstrous

January 22 - June 2, 2019
The Dorothy and E. Robert Langley Foyer

Monsters and the Monstrous springs from a UF undergraduate course designed by Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig (UF Health Science Center Library), and team-taught by four undergraduates in the Honors Program in the 2018 fall semester. Its focus is on the nature of “monsters”ꟷhow society fears, defines or embraces monsters of all kinds, in many cultures and eras. 

John Tilton, "Large covered jar with crystalline matte glazes," 2009, "Alchemy: From Dust to Form" juried exhibition

Art of Inquiry: Juried Exhibition

March 5, 2019 - July 7, 2019
Julia C. and Budd H. Bishop Gallery

Artists explore visible environments, imagine unseen worlds, push the limits of media and delve inside themselves to reveal new perspectives and to question the commonplace. In this spirit of probing analysis, the Art of Inquiry exhibition will showcase up to 50 original works of art by many of the most talented artists of the Gainesville regional community. Established and emerging artists may submit their original art for consideration for the exhibition which is open to works in most media, including painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, ceramics, and sculpture. A link to the call for submissions will be posted here on September 1, 2018.

(detail) Tony Robbin, "D52," n.d., digital print, gift of Norma Canelas Roth and William D. Roth

Divergent Convergence: The Arts of Creativity, Discovery & Inquiry

April 2, 2019 – July 21, 2019
Gladys Gracy Harn Exhibition Hall

This exhibition, offered as a part of the University of Florida's campus-wide celebration of invention and creativity, will investigate and celebrate how various artists discover, question the past, re-interpret the present, and imagine the future. Drawn from the Harn Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition will demonstrate the mindfulness of artists over the last century, encouraging discussions and investigations centered on multiple questions, such as: what are the roles of innovation and imagination in the visual arts; how are boundaries between the arts and other disciplines connected and/or broken down; and where are artists going next?

Yoruba artist, Nigeria, "Staffs for Ogboni Society (edan Ogboni)," 18th-19th century, Collection of Drs. John and Nicole Dintenfass

Peace, Power, Prestige: African Metalwork

September 17, 2019 - June 1, 2020
S.F.I. Rotunda

This exhibition will explore the roles of metal objects in sustaining, unifying and enhancing life in African communities, while demonstrating the aesthetic and expressive power of metal arts. Peace, Power, Prestige will include a diverse range of iron, brass, bronze, gold, copper, silver, and alloyed works created by artists in West, Central, South and East Africa, between the 12th to 21st centuries. The selected objects are from the Harn Museum collection and private collections, most notably the John and Nicole Dintenfass collection.