Current Exhibitions

View frequently changing exhibitions drawn from the Harn’s collections of more than 10,000 works of art, and loans from both private lenders, artists, and other art museums. Works on display in eleven galleries include paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, photography, video, beadwork, textiles and more. The Harn’s collection galleries focus on African, Asian, modern and contemporary art, and photography.

On View

Lee Joongkeun, "Same Ages," 2003, museum purchase, funds provided by The David A. Cofrin Fund for Asian Art

Global Perspectives: Highlights from the Contemporary Collection

October 12, 2019 - May 30, 2021
S.F.I. Exhibition Hall in Honor of Avery Myles

This exhibition is a celebration of global interconnectedness. The Harn’s curators worked together to find shared themes and create conversation from a variety of mediums and perspectives covering Asia, Africa, Europe, and North, Central, and South America. More than 50 artworks from around the world, generate new interpretations and dialogues. Resonances across cultures, temporal and spatial boundaries, and artistic genres illuminate these artists’ global commonalities and accomplishments.

Lynn Tomaszewski, "Same as it ever was," 2019

53rd SA+AH Studio Faculty Art Exhibition

August 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Gladys Gracy Harn Exhibition Hall and S.F.I. Rotunda in honor of Haskel Hess

For the past 50+ years, the studio faculty from the UF School of Art & Art History have shown their work together in an annual collective exhibition that allows them to share their art practice with students, colleagues and the community. The 53rd SA+AH Studio Faculty Art Exhibition includes recent work—some on view for the first time—by about twenty-five faculty artists. Works represent a wide range of mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics, mixed-media and video.

Alan Cohen, "Robert Morris 131-1," 1989

ART + MATH: Seeing Mathematics in the Museum

August 20, 2019 - April 5, 2020
Harn Grandchildren Foyer

Mathematicians routinely use words like “elegant” or “beautiful” to describe results in the discipline, which likely comes as a surprise to those outside the field. Indeed, these terms are right at home in the arts, where we all have an understanding of what they mean in that context. The common perception of mathematics is that it is a cold and static subject, devoid of creativity. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Walker Evans, American, 1903 – 1975, "Fish Market Near Birmingham, Alabama," Negative: 1936; print: 1971, Gelatin silver print, Museum purchase, funds provided by the David. A. Cofrin Acquisition Endowment; and the Caroline Julier and James G. Richardson Acquisition Fund


April 25 – November 3, 2019
The Melvin and Lorna Rubin Gallery

CENTURY is an artful look at life over a 100-year period by some of the 20th century’s greatest photographers. It features thirty-eight new photographs that have entered the Harn Museum photography collection in the last two years. Included are luminaries André Kertész, Laura Gilpin, Helen Levitt, Walker Evans, Eudora Welty, W. Eugene Smith, Larry Burrows, Danny Lyon, Mitch Epstein, Terry Evans, and more. Quotes from art critic, artist and activist, John Berger, act as a guide through the exhibition.

(detail) Yang Yongliang, "On the Quiet Water, Sunken Ship," Handscroll; digital print on paper, funds provided by friends of the Harn Museum of Art, photo: Randy Batista

Inside Outside: Outside Inside—A Century of East Asian Landscapes 1900s-2000s

December 18, 2018 - December 1, 2019
David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing, North Gallery

This exhibition will highlight the transition to modernity, and how urbanization affects and/or complements the natural world. With objects from China, Japan, and Korea, this exhibition reflects on how artists viewed their respective nations’ relationship with the natural landscape and the rise of urban centers. Themes include real and imagined landscapes, the body as landscape, cityscapes, seasons of change, and political histories centered around geography and place.

Hakuko Ono, "Yurikinsai tsubo (Vase with underglaze gold decoration)," ca. 1990, Gift of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz


David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing, Axline Gallery

Contemporary Japanese ceramic artists make objects that challenge traditional definitions of clay, in both technique and aesthetic expression. The works on display demonstrate a wide variety of transformations, innovations and reinterpretations of traditional wares. While some artists defy notions of inside versus outside, others conceptualize new definitions of form through materials, processes, surface treatments and firing methods.

Igbo people, Nigeria, “Mask (Okoroshi Oma),” 20th century, Gift of Rod McGalliard

Elusive Spirits: African Masquerades

James G. and Caroline Julier Richardson Gallery

Masks from the mid-20th century to the early 21st century show the continuity of masking but also feature new directions in masquerades, such as the fancy dress masks of Ghana.

China, "Boulder with Figures in a Landscape," Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Bequest of Dr. David A. Cofrin. Photo: Randy Batista.

Highlights from the Asian Collection

David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing

The Cofrin Asian Art Wing contains four main galleries with more than 680 works showcasing the Harn's collections of Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and South and Southeast Asian Art.

(detail) George Wesley Bellows, "Jim Twadell's Place," 1924, gift of William H. and Eloise R. Chandler

Highlights from the Modern Collection

S.F.I. Gallery in honor of Chauncey Stillman

This exhibition presents highlights from the museum’s holdings of American, European and Latin American art spanning the mid-19th century through the first half of the 20th century.