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The Harn Museum of Art is dedicated to offering as much information as possible about our upcoming exhibitions in order to assist in planning your visit and to encourage collaboration with university and community partners. We will continue to update our future exhibition pages as plans and programs are solidified.
This exhibition, offered as a part of the University of Florida's campus-wide celebration of invention and creativity, will investigate and celebrate how various artists discover, question the past, re-interpret the present, and imagine the future. Drawn from the Harn Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition will demonstrate the mindfulness of artists over the last century, encouraging discussions and investigations centered on multiple questions, such as: what are the roles of innovation and imagination in the visual arts; how are boundaries between the arts and other disciplines connected and/or broken down; and where are artists going next?
CENTURY is an artful look at life over a 100-year period by some of the 20th century’s greatest photographers. It features thirty-six 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.
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. Every five years, the exhibition is held at the Harn Museum of Art. The SA+AH 53rd Studio Faculty Art Exhibition will be held at the Harn Museum and will include recent work—some on view for the first time—by about twenty-five faculty artists. Works will represent a wide range of mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics, mixed-media and video. The exhibition will recognize and applaud UF's art faculty as individual artists and as a collective of exemplary art educators.
André Kertész (1894-1985) led the Modernist movement in photography, and determined photography’s experimental joie de vivre for the 20th century. Kertész’s unique vision and curiosity set the standard for the new, handheld 35mm camera. He knew how to be in the right place at the right time, anticipating, then capturing, images of grace, intrigue, and surrealist wit. During his years in Paris, Kertész was a mentor to Brassai and Henri Cartier-Bresson, showing them how to work and “see” as street photographers - a novel practice in the late 1920s. Cartier-Bresson said, "Whatever we have done, Kertész did first!"
The forty-four photographs in this exhibition cover seven decades of Kertész’s prolific career, beginning in 1915 and concluding in 1984. Some are well known, others are examples of his experimentation with form and light. The photographs were a gift to the Harn Museum in 2018 through the generosity of two private collectors.
This exhibition will explore the roles of metal objects in sustaining, unifying and enhancing life in African communities, while demonstrating the aesthetic and expressive power of metal arts. Peace, Power and Prestige will include a diverse range of iron, brass, bronze, gold, copper, silver, and alloyed works created by artists in West, Central, South and East Africa, between the 12th and 21st centuries. The selected objects derive from the Harn Museum collection and private collections, most notably the Drs. John and Nicole Dintenfass collection.