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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.
Thursday, November 14, 6 - 9 pm
Explore the creative work of UF studio faculty and find math in art with an exciting line-up of artist and faculty talks, Art Blast tours, dance, and rock music. Also, enjoy art making, imaginative gallery challenges presented by UF students, and meet out-of-the-box makers and thinkers from throughout Gainesville.
6 pm: Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History Lecture: “Roberto Obregón: Achroma Vanitas,” Luis Pérez-Oramas, Independent Scholar and Director Instituto Roesler
6:45 pm: Dance Performance: Center for World Arts/ Harn Museum Choreographers-in-Residence
7 pm: Gallery Talk: Art + Math with Kevin Knudson, UF Prof. of Mathematics
7:30 pm: Gallery Talk: Concerning the Erotic with Bob Mueller, UF Assoc. Prof. of Printmaking
8 pm: Music Performance: Ramblin’ Mutts Blues Band
Additional support for this evening is provided by the UF Honors Program.
Thursday, December 12, 6 - 9 pm
Connect with your community as we celebrate the creative energy of Gainesville. Participate in art making and enjoy Art Blast gallery tours. Meet local artist and makers, or browse our “Books for Bucks” sale for unexpected finds. At 6:30 pm, hear from Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography in the new exhibition André Kertész: Seven Decades.
Enjoy a Mini Art Sale all evening, with a members’ presale and reception from 5 - 6 pm. Local artists painted 6x6 inch canvases that will sell for $40 each. All proceeds will be divided equally between the Harn Museum of Art and UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine.
This program is presented in partnership with 352Creates.
Thursday, January 9, 6 - 9 pm
Discover new ways of seeing the world as we celebrate the work of pioneering artists from across Europe, including those who immigrated to the United States. View works spanning the 20th century by influential photographer André Kertész. Enjoy tours, discussions and hands-on activities inspired by the art of street photography, poetry and technological advances in art making from different eras. Additional support for this evening provided by the UF Center for European Studies.
Thursday, February 13, 6 - 9 pm
Immerse yourself in exhibitions that feature contemporary and historical art by artists from across Africa and the African diaspora, working in ceramics, oil paint, masquerades, photography and more. Enjoy jewelry making, dance performances and Art Blast Tours. Meet campus and community organizations representing a range of cultural perspectives and goals. Additional support provided by the UF Center for African Studies.
March 12: Avenues of Exchange
April 9: Art Voyager
May 14: Arty Party
June 11: Alice in Museumland
July 9: Art Olympics
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.
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.