Museum Nights

Join us for our once-a-month event where we are open in the evenings. Museum Nights offer multiple activities and performances that help our visitors connect with art in fun and interesting ways. Fun for all ages. And enjoy free food!

Museum Nights happen the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 9 pm. Refreshments are offered and admission is free.

Museum Nights is an ongoing program made possible by the generous support of the University of Florida Office of the Provost and Student Government.

Museum Nights activities often stem from collaboration with campus and community groups. Have ideas on how your club or group might contribute? Contact Eric Segal with ideas or for more information.


Print Party  

Thursday, July 12, 6 – 9 pm
Celebrate the art of printmaking and design through activities, tours and scavenger hunts. Dive into color theory and spend summer in the city through an exploration of current exhibitions, including History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence. On this evening, you can: 


  • Meet members of AIGA Gainesville, the largest community of design advocates, practitioners, enthusiasts and patrons in the area. 

  • Enjoy performances of Swamp Dance Fest! 2018

  • Share your story during a thematic Storytelling Meet-up hosted by Self Narrate at 7:30 p.m. What role has labor played in your life? Deadline to submit stories: July 9. See here for details.


Time for Art  

Thursday, August 9, 6 – 9 pm
Mark your calendars for an evening of time hopping. Experience the art of yesterday and today, and then collaborate on imagining the art of the future. Through tours and activities, the invention of varied art techniques and the beginnings of art movements will engage and delight visitors of all ages. 




Harn Voices

I love the Harn. The art is so full of poetry its inspiring. I love Museum Nights when we set up a table and invite visitors to sit down with us and do a little creative writing about the art they've seen.

Debora Greger

Harn Poet-in-Residence