The World to Come

Closing March 3

I, Too, Am America

Civil Rights Photography

East Asian Landscapes

Modernity & The Traditional


Happening at the Harn

  • Today's Hours:
    11:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Tomorrow's Hours:
    11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Upcoming Events

  • HESCAH Lecture Feb 21

    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.


  • Fiber Arts Gathering Feb 23

    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


  • Community Dialogue Feb 24

    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.



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