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.


(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.


George Grosz, "The White General," 1929, Lithograph

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”—how society fears, defines or embraces monsters of all kinds, in many cultures and eras. 

(detail) Pedro Pablo Oliva, "Fruticuba," from the series “Navegantes," 1993, oil on canvas, Private Collection

The Art of Pedro Pablo Oliva

March 2 - July 7, 2019
Harn Grandchildren Foyer

Cuban artist Pedro Pablo Oliva is known for his fantastical and provocative paintings and sculptures that reflect Cuba’s social and cultural life. This exhibition highlights five works representing two of his series, one on Fidel Castro and the other on Cuban immigration to the United States.  

Art of Inquiry: Juried Exhibition

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

Established and emerging artists who reside in or have close ties to the Gainesville region are eligible to submit entries for consideration in the Art of Inquiry: Juried Exhibition. The exhibition is open to works in most media, including painting, drawing, photography, print media, ceramic, sculpture and mixed media. Visit the exhibition page ("More") for the Call for Artists.

(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

March 31, 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 and Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa

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, and 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.