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J. Frederic May." Author's Hallucination No. 53 "El"." 2017

Apparition: Postcards from the Eye See You

June 26 - September 16
Chandler Auditorium

J. Fredric May is a former photojournalist and filmmaker. In 2012, he suffered a major stroke that left him legally blind and subject to extraordinary hallucinations. This life-changing event altered his artistic vision, opening up an entirely new visual style. May’s fragmented and compelling images reveal an artist seeing the world and making art after stroke. 

SEEING THROUGH STROKE

Programs at the Harn with J. Fredric May
Free and open to the public. Presented in collaboration with the UF Center for Arts in Medicine, UF Health, and UF Creative B.

Public Program
Creative Apparitions: The Creative Mind Through Stroke
Saturday, July 21
3 - 5 pm
Join us for a panel discussion about the effects of stroke and creativity. May will discuss how his medical experience has informed his art, and how his art has also played a role in his recovery. He will be joined by a panel of experts from the UF Department of Neurology and the UF Center for Arts in Medicine.

This installation and panel discussion are part of Creative B.
 

Health Professionals’ Program
Healing Apparitions: A Conversation for Medical Professionals on Effects of Stroke Expressed through Art
Friday, July 20 
6 pm reception, 7 pm panel
This panel discussion for health professionals features May in conversation with UF neurologists and stroke experts.   

Staff Art Show

July 31 - September 9
The Wall, Lower Level

Discover the diverse talents behind the Harn Museum of Art during the third staff art showcase. View works in a variety of media by security guards, educators, registrars and more that exemplify the creativity and imagination of staff across a range of departments. 

Past Installations 

 

Livy Marvin, 5th Grade, Kimball Wiles Elementary School

Alachua County Student Art Exhibition

April 29 - May 20
Chandler Auditorium

View this diverse and exciting collection of student work inspired by the Harn’s collection. This exhibition is open during Museum hours and available when the auditorium is open to the public.

Survivors of Violence

April 6 - 29
The Wall, Lower Level

Reception: Thursday, April 12, 6 – 9 pm during Museum Nights
This installation presents creative expressions by members of our community in commemoration of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Crime Victims' Rights Week. Organized by the Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center. 

P.K. Yonge AP and Honors Portfolio Show

April 4 - April 22
Chandler Auditorium

Reception: Thursday, April 12, 6:30 pm during Museum Nights
This installation features art by high school AP and Honors students from P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School at the University of Florida. Presented by P.K. Yonge art teacher, Brian Moody.

 

Image (detail): Karen Schwartz, "Nature," 2016, Digital photograph

Sparking Creativity: 9th Annual Docent Art Exhibition

March 1 - April 1
Chandler Auditorium

The talented and dedicated docents at the Harn Museum of Art showcase their own artwork during this annual event. A number of works in a variety of media are presented by the people who are inspired to share the museum’s collections through guided tours. These artworks reflect the variety of ways in which the Harn Museum docents’ interaction with the stimulating environment of the museum has sparked their own creative expression.  

Sandra Murphy-Pak, "Footwork"

Unlimited: A Creative Response to Living with ALS

June 27 - September 10, 2017
Chandler Auditorium

Artists Sandra Murphy-Pak and Michel Rae Varisco each create work in response to the impact that ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) has on their lives. Murphy-Pak’s journey creating art without the use of her hands has led her to explore bold colors and forms that reflect her inner universe; while Varisco’s caregiving journey led her to an expressive pictorial language composed of vibrant small-scale patterns and symbols. Presented with the UF Center for Arts in Medicine; supported by the UF Creative B program.

Program: Panel Discussion, July 15, 3 pm

Sean Eunice, "Inked"

P. K. Yonge AP and Honors Portfolio Show

April 11 - April 24, 2017
Chandler Auditorium

This installation features art by high school AP and Honors students from P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School at the University of Florida. Presented by P.K. Yonge art teacher, Brian Moody.

Peg Richardson, "Rainbow Chard"

Sparking Creativity: 7th Annual Docent Art Exhibition

March 3 - April 2, 2017
Chandler Auditorium

The talented and dedicated docents at the Harn Museum of Art showcase their own artwork during this annual event. A number of works in a variety of media are presented by the people who are inspired to share the museum’s collections through guided tours. These works reflect the variety of ways in which the Harn Museum docents’ interaction with the stimulating environment of the museum has sparked their own creative expression.  

Fati Abubakar, "Bits of Borno" series, 2015-2016

Bits of Borno—Bruised But Not Broken, Surviving Boko Haram

November 29, 2016 – February 26, 2017
Chandler Auditorium

Photojournalist Fati Abubakar (Instagram: @bitsofborno) documents the impact of the Boko Haram insurgency on her hometown of Maiduguri, Nigeria. Her photos capture the struggles, resilience and hope of those who have survived and are rebuilding shattered communities. Her work has been profiled in The New York Times, Newsweek, CNN and BBC.

Image courtesy of Olivia Simmons

Engaging with Aftermath: Student Photographs and Poetry

November 8 - 27, 2016
Chandler Auditorium

This installation features photographs by high school students at Oak Hall School and P.K. Yonge, along with poetry by Eastside students. These works were inspired by museum visits and classroom exploration of the images and themes in Aftermath.

Image by Charlotte Kesl

Here and Now: Through a Veteran’s Lens

August 16 - October 24, 2016
Chandler Auditorium

This education display features photographs by 16 veterans exploring diverse experiences and often revealing unexpected perspectives of everyday life. This work was generated as part of a healing program at UF Shands Hospital and presented in partnership with the UF Arts in Medicine Program.

Kathryn Rush, Store Manager, "Seahorse Necklace," 2016

Harn Staff Art Show 2016

July 19 - August 12, 2016
The Wall

This installation is the second showcase of art by Harn staff. The works featured exemplify the creativity, talent and imagination of staff from across a range of departments, working in a variety of media. 

Tyrin Williams, "The Haunted Sea," 5th grade student at Hidden Oak Elementary School, Instructor Hanne Jackson

Alachua County Student Art Exhibition

April 30 - May 22, 2016
Chandler Auditorium

View this diverse and exciting collection of student work inspired by the Harn's collection. Chandler Auditorium displays are available to view during regular museum hours when the auditorium is not in use for a private event.