Museum Nights

Second Thursday of Every Month from 6 to 9 pm
Join us for this once-a-month event where we are open in the evenings. Multiple activities and performances help our visitors connect with art in fun and interesting ways. Specific themes for each evening are below.

Refreshments are offered. Admission is free.

Video by Amanda Hill


Asia Creates

In an effort to safeguard our community and staff against the spread of COVID-19, the Harn Museum of Art is canceling its "Museum Nights" event on March 12.

We hope to offer this event in the future. The well-being of our visitors, staff, interns, docents, volunteers and community is the Harn Museum of Art’s top priority and we are currently closed to safeguard against the spread of COVID-19.
Please be sure to check back for updates and connect with us online through our Watch + Listen page and social media channels ( Facebook | Instagram | Twitter ).


Art Voyager

Thursday, April 9, 6 – 9 pm 
Journey across the globe during this dynamic evening! Explore dazzling West African masquerades, photographs of Europe by André Kertész, contemporary ceramics of Asia and more. Learn about global interconnectedness during Art Blast tours, be inspired to create original art and view moving performances. At 6:30 pm join Harn Curator of African Art Susan Cooksey and Harn Museum intern Elisabeth Rios-Brooks for a gallery talk in Peace, Power, and Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa. Additional support for this evening provided by the UF International Center.

Arty Party

Thursday, May 14, 6 – 9 pm  
Let’s put the ART in pARTy on this evening! Enjoy tours of the galleries, food and art-making activities. Celebrate International Museum Day 2020 early and respond, share and create with our community. Fun and culture for all ages!

Alice in Museumland

Thursday, June 11, 6 – 9 pm  
Open your imagination as we discover the magical world of Through the Looking-Glass. Embark on art blast tours, create whimsical works of art and learn to play chess. Join Carol McCukser, Curator of Photography, for a Gallery Talk in Dreaming Alice: Maggie Taylor Through the Looking-Glass at 6:30 p.m. At 7:15 p.m., hear from Allysa Peyton, Assistant Curator of Asian Art, on the new exhibition Everyday to the Extraordinary: Highlights from the Korean Collection. Look for entertainment and refreshments, too. So don’t be late for this very important date!  


July 9: Art Olympics 


Are you a college student? 

Learn how to get involved further with Museum Nights here.


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

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