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Richard Mosse, Irish, b. 1980, "Stalemate," 2011, courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Harn Brings Together International Contemporary Art Addressing Human Impact on the Environment.

Released Sept. 11, 2018

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida will explore an era of rapid, radical and irrevocable ecological change through works of art by 45 international contemporary artists. The Harn-organized exhibition The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene opens Sept. 18, 2018 and will be on view through March 3, 2019. Environmental issues will be explored through more than 65 works of photography, film, sculpture and mixed media, as well as related symposia and programming. More.

Photography by Randy Batista

Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida Announces New Director

Released June 7, 2018

The University of Florida has announced the appointment of Dr. Lee Anne Chesterfield as the new Director of the Harn Museum of Art. Chesterfield is currently the Senior Advisor for Museum Planning and Board Relations at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond, Virginia, and will begin her appointment at the Harn on July 1, 2018. More.

Curator of Contemporary Art, Kerry Oliver-Smith Retires from the Harn Museum of Art

Released June 28, 2018

Kerry Oliver-Smith, curator of contemporary art the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida will retire on June 29, 2018. Oliver-Smith has served in her role since 2000. Prior to her present appointment, she was the Harn’s curator of education. More.

Early Learning at the Harn Reaches 500 Alachua County School Children and their Families

Released May 15, 2018

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida partnered with Duval Early Learning Academy, Fearnside Family Services Center, Terwilliger Elementary and Wiles Elementary to offer a multi-part program promoting visual literacy, vocabulary development and individual expression among young children, including those from low-income families who face an educational achievement gap. More.

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Harn Composer-in-Residence Debuts Sound Installation

Released March 9, 2018

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida recently launched a Composer-in-Residence program with the goal of offering university students in the School of Music the opportunity to develop original compositions inspired by the Harn’s collection. More.

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Release Archives


Feb. 6, 2018
Harn Brings Works by Jacob Lawrence to Gainesville

Nov. 1, 2017
Harn Museum of Art Director, Rebecca M. Nagy Announces Retirement

April 18, 2017
The Andy Warhol Foundation Awards $100,000 to Harn for Exhibition Focusing on Environment


March 2, 2017
Harn Displays Miniature Works of Asian Art in "Show Me the Mini"


Sept. 21, 2017
Harn Displays French Art Featuring Women in the 18th - Early 19th Centuries


Oct. 27, 2017
Passing of Founding Harn Museum of Art Director Budd Harris Bishop


Jan. 18, 2017
Harn Museum of Art Displays European Prints that are “Meant to Be Shared”

Jan. 11, 2017
The Henry Luce Foundation Awards $282,000 to the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida

May 31, 2016 
Portraits of Frida Kahlo opens this Summer at the Harn Museum of Art

Oct. 6, 2016
Harn Museum of Art Exhibition Highlights Influential Women Artists

August 2, 2016 
International Artists Record the Impact of War on People and their Environments in New Exhibition at the Harn Museum of Art

April 6, 2016 
UF Cultural Plaza Celebrates Earth Day on April 16


March 11, 2016 
"Access Art: Touch Tours" Provides Tactile Art Experience


Feb. 9, 2016
Harn Conserves Paintings by Jamini Roy through a Generous Donation



Jan. 27, 2016
Harn Exhibition Features Artists’ Engagement with Nature



Jan. 17, 2016 
Harn Receives Significant Gift of Tiffany and Steuben Glass







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