Photography by Randy Batista

Director's Message

Harn Friends,

Thank you to everyone who attended the Director’s Open House in August. It was a delight to see so many people enjoying the activities and exhibitions on view at the Harn. I also greatly enjoyed having a chance to meet and talk to so many people. Hearing your thoughts about the Harn was an extremely helpful introduction for me as the new Director of the museum. In the coming months the staff of the Harn will be planning for the future of the museum as we write our next 5-year strategic plan and your insights will be extremely helpful.   

If we have not had a chance to meet yet then please join me on September 20 for the Member pARTy to celebrate all of the exhibitions that the Harn has to offer you. The upcoming months will also be filled with programs and activities that accompany our special exhibitions and I hope that you will join me for these events as well.  

Please be sure to mark all of these important dates on your calendars as we celebrate the beginning of another great season at the Harn!


Dr. Lee Anne Chesterfield
Harn Museum of Art Director



Harn National Council Members

The purpose of the Harn National Council is to increase the Harn’s visibility nationally and internationally, broaden the base of support from UF Alumni, friends and art collectors, and to advance fundraising goals.

Ken and Laura Berns
Gainesville, FL

Norman and Irma Braman
Miami, FL

John and Pat Carlson
Fernandina Beach, FL 

Joshua Feldstein
Gainesville, FL

Linda Fuchs
Gainesville, FL

Russ and Deirdre Fogler
Gainesville, FL

Jeffrey and Carol Horvitz
Beverly, MA

Nancy Magoon
Aspen, CO

Cynthia O'Connell
Tallahassee, FL

Lorna Rubin
Gainesville, FL

Steve Shey
Gainesville, FL

Aase Thompson
Gainesville, FL

Smith Meyers
UF Student Body President


Mary Ann H. Cofrin
Mel Rubin (deceased)
Carol Shey
Ron Shore
Rick Thompson
Hazel and Bill Hough


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