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Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) was among the most photographed women of her generation. What photographers found intriguing was her uninhibited humor and charm, overt sensuality and rare beauty and style.
The United Nations reports there are more displaced people in the world today than ever before due to war, conflict and persecution. Aftermath: The Fallout of War brings together the work of twelve contemporary photographers, both American and from the Middle East, who explore the effects of war on civilians and the environment.
The exhibition focuses on a masking tradition of the Islamized Zara peoples of Burkina Faso, called Lo Gue, or White Masks.
The exhibition features ceramic works by artists inspired by both traditional themes and the avant-garde. Tensions between form and functionality, traditional and modern, national and international are often evident across works in the exhibition and within individual works.
Framing Nature: the Living World in Art takes a dynamic view of the artistic engagement with nature across cultures. The exhibition offers challenging and enriching perspectives on how we see and understand the natural world through the eyes of artists and makers from around the globe.
Capturing Nature: The Insect World in Art explores the naturalist illustrations of four artists who were active in the 18th century: John Abbot, Mark Catesby, Moses Harris and Maria Sibylla Merian.
Sixty-six photographs by Michael Kenna depict nature and the manmade from countries around the world.
In 2011, acclaimed photographer Dawoud Bey made portraits of ‘first-year” UF students and asked them to write of their “hopes, dreams and fears.” Five years later, the Harn displayed these images again after contacting these same students inviting them to write about their UF experience—several responded. Their comments—“Then” and “Now”—are exhibited with the original portraits.
Artists in this exhibition contest history and the definition of art itself. They push boundaries and claim new terrain, testing the parameters of aesthetic experience while creating new models of visual meaning. Resisting the idea of aesthetic purity, they deny the separation between the realm of the artwork and the realm of the political. This exhibition traces this tendency beyond Europe and the United States in the West to include artists from Africa, Latin America and China.
Conversations: A 25th Anniversary Exhibition provides an opportunity to mark the Harn Museum’s anniversary through an installation that celebrates the growth of its collections over the past 25 years. The exhibition features roughly 125 works representing more than 100 artists.
This film traces the history of women’s work on the development of the Modern Project in New York City and beyond during the 1920s and 1930s.
Concurrent with celebrating the Harn’s 25th Anniversary, NEXUS: Experimental Photography in Florida - Uelsmann, Fichter, Prince, Streetman & Walker takes a look at the long, prosperous and continuous careers of five key members of the UF Photography Department Faculty during the 1960s and 70s.
Objects from homes, palaces, shrines and other sacred spaces including, sculptures, paintings, ceramic vessels, textiles and architectural elements, such as doors, window frames and roof ornaments are on display in this exhibition.
Society, Studio and Street brings both sides of Hoppé’s work together for the first time, and marks the rediscovery of Hoppé as a pivotal figure in Edwardian art and photo-modernism.
This exhibition highlights the intersections between designer fashions and traditional forms of dress in Ghanaian culture, with runway garments displayed alongside historical textiles such as a batakari tunic and kente cloth.
Monet and American Impressionism highlights twenty-five artists who launched a new way of painting in response to the influence of Monet and French Impressionism. The exhibition presents roughly fifty paintings and twenty prints dated between 1880 and 1920.
The Harn Museum of Art opened in 1990. For a list of exhibitions prior to what is listed on this page, click below.