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Shibata Zeshin, "Miniature Album of Lacquer Paintings," 19th century, Lacquer on paper, Museum purchase, funds provided by the David A. Cofrin Fund for Asian Art

Harn Museum of Art Displays Miniature Works of Asian Art in “Show Me the Mini”

Released March 2, 2017

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is marking the five-year anniversary of the opening of the David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing with a new exhibition titled Show Me the Mini. The exhibition will feature more than 100 miniature works from the Harn’s Asian art collection dating from the Neolithic period to the present. Show Me the Mini will be on view from March 21, 2017 to Nov. 25, 2018. More

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Francisco Goya, (Detail) "Modo de volar (A Way of Flying), also known as Donde hay ganas hay maña (Where There's a Will There's a Way), from the series Los disparates (Los proverbios)," ca. 1816–19, published 1864 (first edition), Etching, aquatint, and drypoint, The Arthur Ross Collection

Harn Museum of Art Displays European Prints that are “Meant to Be Shared”

Released Jan. 18, 2017

Meant to Be Shared: Selections from the Arthur Ross Collection of European Prints at the Yale University Art Gallery will be on view at the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida from Jan. 31 to May 28, 2017. The exhibition will feature nearly two hundred 18th- to 20th-century Italian, French and Spanish prints. These represent highlights of the more than 1,200 prints donated by the Arthur Ross Foundation to Yale University Art Gallery in 2012. More.

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The Henry Luce Foundation Awards More than $13 Million Nationally Includes $282,000 awarded to the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida

Released Jan. 11, 2017

The Henry Luce Foundation recently awarded more than $13 million in grants that will advance the Foundation’s commitments to the development of intellectual leaders and public dissemination of knowledge. The Harn Museum of Art was one of seven institutions to receive an award from the Asia Program which is dedicated to fostering cultural and intellectual exchanges between the United States and the countries of East and Southeast Asia. The Harn Museum of Art will receive $282,000 for creating scholarly and public resources for improved understanding of Asia in the United States. More

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Passing of Founding Harn Museum of Art Director Budd Harris Bishop

Released Oct. 27, 2016

With great sadness, profound admiration and deepest gratitude, all of us at the University of Florida’s Harn Museum of Art mark the passing of the museum’s founding director, Budd Harris Bishop. More.

Justine Kurland, (detail) "Sheep Wranglers," 2001, Museum purchase, funds provided by the Caroline Julier and James G. Richardson Art Acquisition Fund

Harn Museum of Art Exhibition Highlights Influential Women Artists

Released Oct. 6, 2016

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida celebrates the accomplishments of 40 international women artists in a new exhibition titled Intra-Action: Women Artists from the Harn Collection. The exhibition presents more than 70 works by artists working from the mid-20th century to the present. These women artists transformed the course of art by introducing new forms and media while seeking gender equality in a male-dominated art world. Kerry Oliver-Smith, Harn Curator of Contemporary Art, will introduce this new exhibition with a gallery talk on Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through July 16, 2017. More

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Nickolas Muray, "Frida Kahlo on White Bench, New York" (detail)

Portraits of Frida Kahlo opens this Summer at the Harn Museum of Art

Released May 31, 2016

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida will present an exhibition of fifty-seven photographic portraits of famed Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Mirror, Mirror … Portraits of Frida Kahlo opens June 28, 2016. Photographs by 27 photographers including family and friends, as well as nationally renowned photographers such as Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston, portray the many sides of Frida Kahlo. More

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