Calendar - Month

February 2018

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11:00 am

Tot Time: ABC's of Art
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

The Beach as Contested Space
Chandler Auditorium
Tom Ankersen, UF Law Professor and Director the College of Law’s Conservation Clinic will address the past, present and future of Florida’s beaches in an era of rising seas. For most of the 20th Century, Floridian’s took the State’s beaches for granted, a limitless resource of sand, sea and surf. Then the peninsula populated, the seas rose, the sand shrank and surfers suffer.  Ankersen will describe the political, policy and legal reasons that future generations may never know a naturally sandy beach.           


6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Museum Nights: Global Art 
Explore culture, politics, innovation and poetry through exhibitions of art from across the world. Get informed and excited about student opportunities to travel and study abroad. Adventure on Art Blast tours and jump into art-making challenges together. Additional support provided by the UF International Center. This program is also cosponsored by Black Student Union as part of a series of events for Black History Month. 

Museum Nights is an ongoing program made possible by the generous support of the University of Florida Office of the Provost and Student Government. Enjoy free food on these evenings. 


3:00 pm

Curator Talk: African Women Artists  
Join Susan Cooksey, Curator of African Art, for a look at the Sande society performances of Sierra Leone and Liberia, one of the most historically significant and dynamic women’s masquerades on the continent. Then, learn about the museum’s recent acquisitions of stunning works by contemporary artists Zohra Opoku, Kate Badoe and Zanele Muholi, whose photography, printmaking and drawing explore personal and collective histories and identities.


6:00 pm


Atomic Art around a Hot Bikini Cloud
Chandler Auditorium
Serge Guilbaut, Professor Emeritus of Art History, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Reception to follow.

Established by a gift from Dr. David A. and Mary Ann Cofrin, this lecture series presents talks by outstanding art historians, critics, curators and museum professionals.

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us in celebrating the exhibition History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence. Not a Harn Member? Sign up online for free at and we’ll see you at the pARTy!

3:00 pm

Across the Great Divide: Surfers, Cyanide and Landscape
Chandler Auditorium
Artist Joni Sternbach will discuss her creative process and the works on view in the exhibition. She uses both large format film and early photographic processes to create contemporary landscapes and environmental portraits. Her work centers on our relationship with water, contrasting the desert in the American West to iconic surf beaches around the world.


11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Community Kick-Off: The Art of Jacob Lawrence
Celebrate the opening of History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence with an afternoon full of art-making activities, tours, photo-ops, music, performances and free food! Visitors of all ages can explore the vibrant, colorful works by influential American artist Jacob Lawrence who recorded historical events of African-American life as well as vivid observations of dynamic city life in his native Harlem, New York City.

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3:00 pm

History, Labor, Life: Jacob Lawrence’s Visual Narratives
Following our Community Kick-Off: The Art of Jacob Lawrence, join Susan Cooksey, Curator of African Art on a tour focused on Lawrence’s visual narratives of African-American history and life. Together, explore Lawrence’s major themes of Emancipation, the Great Migration and the Civil Rights Movement.


3:00 pm

Explore Korea
Discover paintings, ceramics, sculpture and folk materials from the first several centuries CE through the early 20th century in the exhibition Korean Art: Collecting Treasures. In particular, hear from Jason Steuber, Cofrin Curator of Asian Art about research and conservation of the 17th century Bodhisattva, the focus of a recent article in Explore Magazine, Rekindling Korean Connections: Art and Science Converge in the Harn Museum’s Asian Wing.