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Director's Message

Dear Friends,

On July 1, 2013 we launched the Harn’s new five-year Strategic Plan for 2013 to 2018.
The plan is the outcome of ten months of creative thinking and hard work on the part of the entire museum staff, and also reflects the input of many university and community partners, docents and volunteers, members, friends and donors of the museum who participated in focus groups, surveys and interviews.

I want to take this opportunity to share with you the museum’s revised mission statement and the four museum-wide goals that will guide the work of the museum over the coming five years. For additional information on how the museum will pursue these goals, take a look at the Strategic Plan. Please share your feedback with us on how we are doing and your suggestions for ways that we can fulfill our mission and realize our goals.

Mission

The University of Florida’s Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art collaborates with university and community partners to inspire, educate and enrich people’s lives through art. The museum brings the joy of experiencing great works of art to diverse university, community, national and global audiences through relevant and enlightening art collections, exhibitions and learning opportunities.

Goals

Collaborations and Partnerships
To harness the power of the arts to inspire and educate people and enrich their lives, we will expand and deepen strategic collaborations with partners at the University of Florida, the local and regional communities, and the international art community.

A Sense of Belonging
To foster a sense of belonging and ownership of the museum among our audiences, we will welcome everyone to the museum and actively engage our expanded audiences in the development of experiences that positively impact their lives.

Relevant and Engaging Exhibitions
To ignite new ways of thinking about ourselves and the world we will engage with creative thinkers to develop relevant and exciting permanent collection installations, temporary exhibitions and related learning opportunities.

Innovation through Technology
To enrich visitor’s experience of great works of art both inside the museum and beyond its walls, we will employ existing and new technologies to support all aspects of the museums work and achieve its mission and vision.

 

Rebecca Nagy

Rebecca Nagy, Director of the Harn Museum of Art


Sincerely
,

Rebecca Martin Nagy, PhD signature

Rebecca Martin Nagy, Ph.D.
Director

 

MISSION STATEMENT
The University of Florida’s Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art collaborates with university and community partners to inspire, educate and enrich people’s lives through art. The museum brings the joy of experiencing great works of art to diverse university, community, national and global audiences through relevant and enlightening art collections, exhibitions and learning opportunities.

VISION

The Harn Museum of Art is a dynamic leader among public university art museums. The museum offers active engagement with the visual arts in a welcoming environment for diverse audiences. Through collaboration with University of Florida faculty and students, local partners and the international art community, the Harn provides relevant and engaging art-centered programming that reflects world cultures, human history and current events. Exemplary collections and innovative exhibitions invite dialogue about regional, national and international issues, fostering critical thinking and sparking creativity. The Harn employs new technologies that reach wider audiences and enhance their encounters with great works of art.


View the Harn Museum of Art's Five-Year Strategic Plan
 

 

HARN NATIONAL COUNCIL MEMBERS

Ken and Laura Berns
Gainesville, FL

Irma & Norman Braman
Miami, FL

Mary Ann P. Cofrin
Amherst, MA

Patricia Dorosz
Miami, FL

Russ and Deirdre Fogler
Gainesville, FL

Bill and Hazel Hough
St. Petersburg, FL

Bob and Nancy Magoon
Aspen, CO

Lorna Rubin
Gainesville, FL

Steve Shey
Gainesville, FL

Ron Shore
San Francisco, CA

Rick and Aase Thompson
Gainesville, FL

John and Pat Carlson
Gainesville, FL

Christina Bonarrigo
UF Student Body President

T.J. Villamil
Past UF Student Body President

Ashton Charles
Past UF Student Body President

Emeriti
Carol Shey
Mary Ann H. Cofrin


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