Director's Message

Dear Members and Friends, 

Summer is almost here! I encourage you to visit one of our sister art museums this summer, whether in Florida or on your travels further afield. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to sign up for or renew your free membership, which includes our Harn Membership card app, and take advantage of admission discounts at more than 750 museums across the nation, plus some in Mexico and Canada. Close to home, you can enjoy free admission to museums in Ocala, Jacksonville and the Tampa Bay region, just to name a few. A list of participating museums can be found at these two links: College University Art Museums and North American Reciprocal Museum Association.

Many ask, why free membership? We are encouraging our community and beyond to get to know the Harn prior to pledging support through the annual fund. We hope our visitors will see the value in their memberships and the Harn’s offerings and in turn support the museum at whatever level is comfortable for them. Your generosity can take the form of a gift to the Harn Annual Fund or can be directed to specific programs and exhibitions that connect with your interests and have made an impact on your life. Your support allows the museum to provide inspiring exhibitions and programs for everyone not only now, but into the future.

Members receive discounts to Harn Summer Art Camps for ages 7 to 11. Members also receive a 10% discount in the Harn Store year-round with a special double-discount day coming up on June 2 from 10 am to 5 pm.

Have a wonderful summer!

Rebecca Martin Nagy
Harn Museum of Art Director


Harn National Council Members

The purpose of the Harn National Council is to increase the Harn’s visibility nationally and internationally, broaden the base of support from UF Alumni, friends and art collectors, and to advance fundraising goals.

Ken and Laura Berns
Gainesville, FL

Norman and Irma Braman
Miami, FL

John and Pat Carlson
Fernandina Beach, FL 

Linda Fuchs
Gainesville, FL

Russ and Deirdre Fogler
Gainesville, FL

Jeffrey and Carol Horvitz
Beverly, MA

Bob and Nancy Magoon
Aspen, CO

Lorna Rubin
Gainesville, FL

Steve Shey
Gainesville, FL

Aase Thompson
Gainesville, FL

Susan Webster
UF Student Body President

Joselin Padron-Rasines
Past UF Student Body President

Cory Yeffet
Past UF Student Body President


Mary Ann H. Cofrin
Mel Rubin (deceased)
Carol Shey
Ron Shore
Rick Thompson
Hazel and Bill Hough


Harn App

Download the Harn App to: 

  • Access your Digital Membership Card 
  • View the list of 800 museums where you receive free admission as part of your reciprocal benefits 
  • Receive notifications & reminders about Harn events