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

Indian (Kerala), "Venugopala with Attendants and Gopis16th century," Bronze, Gift of George P. Bickford

Show Me the Mini

March 21, 2017 - November 25, 2018
Asian Wing North Gallery

The art of miniatures takes many forms and exists across time and cultures. Issues of size, scale, modeling, ownership, production and historical and contemporary functions of miniatures will be examined.

(detail) Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Veduta della Piazza di Monte Cavallo (View of the Piazza di Monte Cavallo [now the Piazza del Quirinale with the Quirinal Palace]), from Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome), 1750, Etching, The Arthur Ross Collection

Meant to Be Shared

January 31, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Gladys Gracy Harn Exhibition Hall

Beginning in the late 1970s, philanthropist Arthur Ross (1910–2007) avidly collected works of art by some of the most renowned printmakers of the last three centuries. The Arthur Ross Collection eventually came to comprise more than one thousand eighteenth- to twentieth-century Italian, French, and Spanish prints of the highest quality.

Alessandra Sanguinetti, "Belinda, Chick and Clock," 2000, Chromogenic development print, Museum purchase, funds provided by the Caroline Julier and James G. Richardson Acquisition Fund

Intra-Action: Women Artists from the Harn Collection

September 20, 2016 – July 16, 2017
S.F.I. Exhibition Hall in Honor of Avery Myles

Intra-Action celebrates 36 international women artists working from the mid-20th century to the present, including the groundbreaking, radical collective called The Guerrilla Girls. More than 70 works challenge patriarchal domination, notions of gender, identity and the art world itself.

Elusive Spirits: African Masquerades

Julia C. and Budd H. Bishop 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.

Yelimane Fall, Jawartu, Verse, 2002, Acrylic on canvas, Museum purchase, funds provided by the Caroline Julier and James G. Richardson Acquisition Fund

Shore Lines: Art across the Sahel

Through June 2017
Langley Foyer

Sahel, meaning “shore” in Arabic, refers to the region bordering the Sahara Desert. Art in the Sahel reflects assimilation of diverse cultural and visual ideas that have enriched this region for centuries. Shore Lines: Art Across the Sahel presents historical and contemporary works from the Harn’s collection made by artists who live in the Western Sahel, including the nations Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad. 


(Detail) Alfredo Ramos Martínez, "Reina Xóchitl (Xóchitl Queen)," Gouache on newsprint, n.d., Gift of friends of the Harn Museum of Art

Spotlight: Latin America

November 8, 2016 – November 12, 2017
Julia C. and Budd H. Bishop Gallery

Spotlight: Latin America will celebrate the contributions of 37 artists from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. The works—roughly 50 in all—will be drawn mostly from the Harn’s collections with additional loans from private Gainesville collectors. The exhibition includes Spanish translations of the gallery interpretation.

(Detail) Cundo Bermúdez, "Reposo (Repose)," 1991, Silkscreen, Collection of Martha and Frank Burr

The Art of Cundo Bermúdez

November 8, 2016 - May 21, 2017
Harn Grandchildren Foyer

Cuban artist Cundo Bermúdez is best known for his use of color in his paintings, prints and murals. This exhibition highlights four prints from the renowned artist and includes Spanish translations of the gallery interpretation. 

(detail) Tibet, "Vajravarahi," 13th century, museum purchase, gift of Michael and Donna Singer

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.