Calendar - Month

February 2019

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11:00 am

Tot Time: Faces & Places
Join us the first Friday of each month at 11 AM for an engaging tour and art-making program for children ages 2 – 5 and their families. Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time to register. 

3:00 pm

Film and UF Student-led Conversation: Alternate Endings, Activist Risings 
Alternate Endings, Activist Risings (Visual AIDS, 50 minutes) highlights the impact of art in AIDS activism and advocacy today with compelling short videos from six inspiring community organizations and collectives—ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective, and VOCAL NY. 


3:00 pm

Lecture: The Art and Science of Adaptive Land Use Planning and Conservation
As Florida grows to approximately 33.7 million residents by 2070–almost 15 million more people than in 2010–one of the biggest challenges is to ensure that sufficient land and water exist to meet the needs of people, agriculture and the environment in the coming decades. At the same time, sea level rise will impact densely developed coastal areas of the state, potentially forcing residents to relocate inland and creating conflicts between conservation, agricultural, and developed land uses. Michael Ives Volk, Associate Director, UF Center for Landscape Conservation Planning will address Florida’s future, with a focus on climate change impacts on developed areas, biodiversity, and an integrated approach to land use planning that may help address future growth and changes as they occur. This lecture is presented as part of the exhibition The World to Come


1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Family Day: Art with Heart
Take a tour and explore a variety of works included in I, Too, Am America and Remaking History. Discover your favorite works of art and enjoy a hands-on art activity. Ideal for families with children ages 5 – 11, but all are welcome.

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

WITH PRIDE: Uplifting Black Artists and Activists 
Join us for an afternoon of visual art and performances that highlight the creative and cultural activities of student artists and activists. Presented in partnership with the Lambda Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, UF QTPOC Collective, and the UF Black History Month Committee. Together we will delve into the history and celebrate the present of black LGBTQ+ art and activism. 



3:00 pm

Lecture: The Relevance of Baldwin, the Post-Civil Rights Movement and Not-So Post-Racial Imaginary Through Critical Race Theory
Mark A. Reid, UF Professor of English, Affiliate in the Center for European Studies, the African American Studies Program, and the Center for African Studies
Baldwin’s works reveal the ‘not-so post-racial imaginary’ of whiteness that lacks any knowledge of blackness. He cautions that forms of racial and psychological violence will persist if white America does not relinquish its racialist assumptions in their daily sociopsychological and economic actions. He also argued for a fluid not-static concept of sexual identity, which I argue, reveals Baldwin’s uncompromising attitude toward the every-day banalities of the world that surrounded him and others. This talk covers the moral and ethical relevancy of Baldwin to our contemporary national and international times and is presented as part of the programming for I, Too, Am America


6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Museum Nights: Love, Africa
Enjoy the best free date night (or friend night!) in town and immerse yourself in multiple exhibitions that feature art by artists from Africa and the African diaspora. Enjoy free food and activities, including jewelry making, art speed dating, mini tours and a curator talk. Fun for the young-at-heart, art lovers and those interested in expanding their worldview. Additional support provided by the UF Center for African Studies. 


3:00 pm

Gallery Talk: Interior Landscapes: Art and Poetry Inspired by the Natural World
The Inside Outside exhibition highlights how East Asian landscape traditions remain vibrant in our contemporary world. Allysa B. Peyton, Assistant Curator of Asian Art, will discuss how artists are inspired by and incorporate literary traditions into their work. Harn Writers -in-Residence Debora Greger and Danny Duffy will read new work inspired by the objects on view that continues this conversation.


2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Harn Museum Workshop for K-12 Teachers
Inspired by the exhibition Divergent Convergence: The Arts of Creativity, Discovery & Inquiry, K-12 art educators will participate in activities designed to celebrate creativity and fuel curiosity. 

Educator workshops are free, but seating is limited. ACPS teachers will earn 3 in-service points for participation - register for course #21058, section #27202 in ACIIS. Non-ACPS teachers can register via email to

6:00 pm

Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History Lecture 
Humor and Violence: Seeing Europeans in Central African Art

Zoë Strother, Riggio Professor of African Art, Columbia University
There is a long history of Central Africans depicting Europeans and Americans. Vili ivory sculptors made some of the only surviving portrayals by Africans of the worldwide slave trade. Yaka and Nkanu caricatured Europeans during boys’ initiations in order to provide models of how not to be a man. During the colonial period, Europeans appeared on a wide variety of media, including free-standing sculptures, engraved gourds, house murals, sculpted chairs. It is a paradox that some of the most light-hearted images of Europeans were produced during the periods of the worse violence, often in the form of diplomatic gifts. The talk ends with reflections by artists on the role of humor in making visible the mechanics and ethics of power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in the global economy.


1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Fiber Arts Gathering 
Learn about fiber arts and view spinning, needlepoint, tapestry, weaving and other needle arts in action. Talk with experienced fiber artists from the Gainesville Handweavers Guild. Fiber fans are welcome to bring a portable project. Chairs provided. Questions? Contact


3:00 pm

And Justice For All: A Community Dialogue
You are invited to participate in a conversation on the long human struggle for freedom, civility, inclusion, and justice. This dialogue – inspired by the exhibition I, Too, Am America: Civil Rights Photographs by Steve Schapiro and facilitated by Diedre Houchen of the UF Law Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations (CSRRR) – will provide an opportunity for our community to ground ourselves in the history of the movement for civil rights, share personal experience, and connect with others.