Calendar - Month

February 2017

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11:00 am

Fun with Feet

Children ages 2 – 5 and their families tour the Harn, exploring color, shape, pattern and other “tot” interests, then enjoy hands-on art projects. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time to register.

3:00 pm

Meant to Be Shared
Dulce Román, Harn Curator of Modern Art

Tour this new exhibition which features many exceptional prints by some of the most renowned printmakers of the last three centuries.

11:00 am

Shore Lines: Art Across the Sahel

Sahel, meaning “shore” in Arabic, refers to the regions bordering the Sahara Desert in Northwest Africa. Art in the arid nations of Mali, Senegal and Mauritania reflects the people, materials and ideas that have enriched this region for centuries. Shore Lines: Art Across the Sahel includes paintings, textiles and garments from the Harn’s collection made by artists who lived throughout these lands.

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

A (lgeria) to Z (imbabwe)

Discover UF’s research and teaching focused on the diverse African continent. Participate in activities and art-making, and immerse yourself in live music and the multimedia experience of Elusive Spirits: African Masquerades. Susan Cooksey, Curator of African Art will introduce the new exhibition Shore Lines: Art across the Sahel. Additional support for this evening provided by the UF Center for African Studies.

6:00 pm

Note: The Guerrilla Girls lecture tonight has been cancelled due to inclement weather disrupting air travel.

Guerrilla Girls – Frida Kahlo speaks!
Feminist masked avenger “Frida Kahlo”

A member of the Guerilla Girls, will discuss how this group famously used provocative texts, visuals and humor in the service of feminism and social change. This talk is organized by UF School of Art + Art History and UF College of the Arts.

Due to the popularity of this event, the lecture, held in the auditorium, will be limited to UF faculty and students who have pre-reserved seating. The talk will be live streamed to the Harn’s classroom spaces which will be open to the public. The classroom spaces will fill up quickly so we encourage you to arrive early in order to secure a seat.

10:45 am

Plexi-Etching and Monotype Workshop

Fee: $80 ($70 Harn members)
Etchings from the exhibition Meant to Be Shared: Selections from the Arthur Ross Collection of European Prints at the Yale University Art Gallery inspire this beginner’s workshop led by local artist Leslie Peebles of Sweetwater Print Co-operative. Students will etch their drawings into plexiglass plates and create a series of prints using water-based inks, watercolor monotype processes and a printing press. Materials included. Class size limited to 12 students. 


1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

A Printmaker’s Quest​

Take a grand tour of the exhibition Meant to be Shared, then join guest artist Molly Kempson in making prints inspired by the architecture and people on your scenic adventure through Italy, France and Spain. This program is ideal for families with children ages 5 – 11 but all ages are welcome.

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Film Screening and Discussion with the Filmmakers: The Mysterious Mr. Šlomović

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Master Artists, Meant to Be Shared

Explore the work of master artists, including Rembrandt, Goya, Delacroix, Manet and more in the Meant to Be Shared exhibition. Participate in this new classroom program available for school tours allowing students to explore and master the elements of art. Space is limited for this free workshop. ACPS and Non-ACPS teachers can learn more at

3:00 pm

What Mrs. Flaxman Saw … A First Hand Perspective on the Grand Tour
Mary Watt, UF Professor of Italian Studies and Associate Dean of CLAS

Watt will explore Meant to Be Shared and what “tourists” saw as they visited the great Italian cities of the Grand Tour: Venice, Florence and Rome. The talk will focus on the itineraries and diaries of these travelers such as Mrs. Flaxman, the wife of an eighteenth century sculptor. It will also consider the transformative aspect of “tourism” on western culture.

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Celebrate the opening of our newest exhibitions including Meant to be Shared. Not a member? Join for free at Bring a friend or make a new one at the pARTy!

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Cotton to the Cade: Science, History and Art are Never Apart!
Depot Park

Visit Depot Park and join the Harn and other partners in an exciting walking tour of many cultural organizations in our community. More information at

3:00 pm

In/visible: Women and Gender in Art

UF scholars will discuss the relationship between art and gender in a global context. Panelists will explore the ways in which biography and biology are and are not visible in works on view and in works by women artists. This discussion is presented in conjuction with the exhibition Intra-Action: Women Artists from the Harn Collection

The moderator and speakers are:
Nika Elder, Moderator, Visiting Assistant Professor, Modern/Contemporary Art, School of Art + Art History
Aida Hozic, Associate Professor International Relations, Department of Political Science
Kaira Cabanas, Associate Professor, Global Modern and Contemporary Art History School of Art and Art History
Tanya Saunders, Associate Professor Center for Latin American Studies and Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Center.


3:30 pm

Art with Heart

Children ages 2 – 5 and their families tour the Harn, exploring color, shape, pattern and other “tot” interests, then enjoy hands-on art projects. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time to register.

6:00 pm

Etching Enlightenment’s Demise: The Print Series of Francisco Goya
Janis A. Tomlinson, Director, University Museums, and Professor, Art History, University of Delaware

Four major etched series by Francisco Goya correspond with very distinct periods in Spanish history, tracing a trajectory from enlightened absolutism through a monarchy in crisis, the Napoleonic invasion, and restoration. This lecture will discuss Goya’s imagery on view in Meant to be Shared and changing techniques in relation to this context of a world transformed.

This is a Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History Lecture. A Reception will follow the lecture.