Museum Nights

Join us for our once-a-month event where we are open in the evenings. Museum Nights offer multiple activities and performances that help our visitors connect with art in fun and interesting ways. Fun for all ages. And enjoy free food!

Museum Nights happen the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 9 pm. Refreshments are offered and admission is free.

Museum Nights is an ongoing program made possible by the generous support of the University of Florida Office of the Provost and Student Government.

Museum Nights activities often stem from collaboration with campus and community groups. Have ideas on how your club or group might contribute? Contact Eric Segal with ideas or for more information.

Tales of the Wing 

Thursday, March 8, 6 – 9 pm
Celebrate the diverse arts and cultures of Asia, including live performances of music, art-making, activities and tours of the exhibitions ClayCurvyCool, Wit and Wonder of Kogo Incense Boxes, Show Me the Mini and more.  Additional support for this evening provided by the USF Confucius Institute with the participation of the Gainesville Chinese School.


Africa Beyond the Mask  

Thursday, April 12, 6 – 9 pm
Experience art from throughout Africa and the African diaspora with tours and activities in the exhibitions Elusive Spirits: African Masquerades and Poetic and Political. Learn more about UF’s research and teaching focused on Africa. Discover the work of American artist Jacob Lawrence through performances of oral histories from our region. End the night with high-energy West African dance and music presented by Agbedidi. Additional support provided by the Center for African Studies.


Harn Voices

I love the Harn. The art is so full of poetry its inspiring. I love Museum Nights when we set up a table and invite visitors to sit down with us and do a little creative writing about the art they've seen.

Debora Greger

Harn Poet-in-Residence