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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.
November 11, 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice that ended WWI. The Great Catastrophe looks at the “art of war” through dynamic vintage WWI posters, fine art prints and objects carried or exchanged through the war. Each gives form to the messages and propaganda tactics used by countries—on both sides of the conflict—that urged citizens to participate and sacrifice.
In uncanny ways, the past intrudes on our present, creating a sense of déjà vu. Familiar scenarios and challenges from the past—race, gender, equality and struggles with the notion of empire—emerge anew in our own moment—only the actors are different. History gives us the opportunity to understand the present through the past. Twenty-three artists in the exhibition consider how the past is constructed as history, focusing not just on what happened, but how we perceive it. Connecting the past with their future and our present, they make and remake history.
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.
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.
The 500th Anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci's death takes place in 2019. This exhibition, offered as a part of the University of Florida's campus-wide commemoration of Leonardo, 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?
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.