Becoming a Woman

In the Age of Enlightenment:
French Art from The Horvitz Collection

Poetic and Political

Two realms often considered oppositional.

The Same But Different

Rediscovering Harn Photographs

Show Me the Mini

100 Miniature Works from 3,000 BCE

 

Happening at the Harn

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

We will be closed Oct. 18 and 19 to prepare for an event as required by UF Administration. Parking and navigation through the area will be impacted.

Upcoming Events

  • CANCELLED: Art Educator Workshop Oct 18

    CANCELLED: Art Educator Workshop: Art, Identity & Social Change
    K-12 Art educators will investigate art as a catalyst for social change by taking an in-depth look at Becoming a Woman and a preview of The Prints of Jacob Lawrence.

    All educator events will provide ACPS teachers with 3 in-service points for participation. Non-ACPS can also participate. Learn more and register at harn.ufl.edu/k-12.

  • Symposium: Keynote Oct 20

    Thinking Women: Art and Representation in the Eighteenth Century
    A Symposium in Honor of Mary D. Sheriff

    Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22

    Friday, October 20
    6 p.m. 

    Introduction: Keith Luria, Department of History, North Carolina State University

    Keynote Lecture: “The Woman Artist and the Uncovering of the Social World”
    Lynn Hunt, University of California, Los Angeles

    Reception to follow

    All Symposium lectures are open to the public. For a complete schedule, please visit harn.ufl.edu/lectures-talks 

     

  • Symposium Oct 21

    Thinking Women: Art and Representation in the Eighteenth Century
    A Symposium in Honor of Mary D. Sheriff

    Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22

    Saturday, October 21
    9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
    Moderator: Melissa Hyde, School of Art and Art History, University of Florida 

    9:30 a.m.
    Opening Remarks

    9:45 – 10:45 a.m. 
    “Fashion in Time:  Visualizing Costume in the Eighteenth Century”
    Susan Siegfried, University of Michigan
     
    10:45 – 11:45 a.m. 
    “Beauty is a letter of credit”
    Nina Dubin, University of Illinois, Chicago
     
    11:45 a.m. – Noon  
    Break 
     
    Noon – 1 p.m. 
    “Chardin: Gender and Interiority”
    Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Harvard University
     
    1 – 2 p.m. 
    Lunch (on your own) 

    2 – 5:15 p.m.
    Moderator: Ann Bermingham, Department of History of Art & Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara

    2 – 3 p.m. 
    “The Global Allure of the Porcelain Room”
    Meredith Martin, New York University
     
    3 – 4 p.m. 
    “Pictured Together? Questions of Gender, Race, and Social Rank in The Portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle and Lady Elizabeth Murray”
    Jennifer Germann, Ithaca College
     
    4 – 4:15 p.m
    Break 
     
    4:15 – 5:15 p.m
    “Becoming an Animal in the Age of Enlightenment”
    Amy Freund, Southern Methodist University

    All lectures are open to the public. For a complete schedule, please visit harn.ufl.edu/lectures-talks 

     

  • Symposium Oct 22

    Thinking Women: Art and Representation in the Eighteenth Century
    A Symposium in Honor of Mary D. Sheriff

    Friday, October 20 – Sunday, October 22

    Sunday, October 22
    9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
    Moderator: Sheryl Kroen, Department of History, University of Florida 

    9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 
    “Marguerite Lecomte's Smile: Portrait of a Woman Engraver”
    Mechthild Fend, University College London
     
    10:15 – 11:15 a.m
    “Exceptional, but not Exceptions: Women Artists in the Age of Revolution”
    Paris Spies-Gans, Princeton University
     
    11:15 – 11:30 a.m.  
    Break

    11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m
    Closing Discussion 

    All lectures are open to the public. For a complete schedule, please visit harn.ufl.edu/lectures-talks 

  • Women of Culture at the UF Cultural Plaza Oct 24

    Women of Culture at the UF Cultural Plaza
    Harn Museum: 5 – 7:30 p.m.
    Phillips Center for the Performing Arts: 7:30 p.m. performance
    Discover remarkable art and music by women in the 18th century. At the Harn, enjoy tours in the exhibition Becoming a Woman prior to the performance of “The Other Mozart”—the untold story of Mozart’s prodigy sister at the Phillips Center. Harn admission is free. Tickets to “The Other Mozart” are available at: performingarts.ufl.edu/tickets.

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