Calendar - Month

March 2019

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11:00 am

Tot Time: ABC's of Art
Join us the first Friday of each month at 11 AM for an engaging tour and art-making program for children ages 2 – 5 and their families. Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time to register. 

 
 
10:00 am

The Art of Pedro Pablo Oliva opens. More information available at www.harn.ufl.edu/pedropablooliva.

 
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11:00 am

More information available at www.harn.ufl.edu/artofinquiry

 
 
 
 
 
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6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Museum Nights: Asia Today
Explore the vibrant traditions of Asia through a contemporary lens on this evening. Enjoy art-making activities, refreshments and performances. Explore the galleries through tours of Inside Outside: Outside Inside—A Century of East Asian Landscapes 1900s–2000s and ClayCurvyCool featuring works by Contemporary Japanese ceramic artists. Meet our campus and community partners, including the Gainesville Chinese School.

 
 
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Screening: The Curse of the Terracotta Warriors

You’re invited to a special screening of “The Curse of the Terracotta Warriors.”  This film was created by award-winning documentarian Churchill Roberts, professor of Telecommunication at the UF College of Journalism and Communications.

The film tells the little-known story of the seven farmers who, in 1974, uncovered the Terracotta Army of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, and how their lives were forever changed after their discovery.

A perspective before the screening will be provided by Eugene Wang, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art at Harvard University.

Sponsored by : UF College of Journalism and Communications, Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History (HESCAH), UF International Center, Harn Museum of Art, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere

 
 
 
11:00 am to 4:30 pm

Join us in editing and creating new Wikipedia pages related to art and feminism and underrepresented peoples in the arts . . . no Wikipedia experience required. Bring your laptop, and you’ll find yourself empowered to edit the internet! The event is is presented in conjunction with the world-wide 6th annual Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon. This is a stimulating, empowering and fun event. More information here. Ask questions or register for this free event by email to esegal@harn.ufl.edu.

 
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3:00 pm

Panel Discussion and Book Signing: Cuba’s Social and Cultural Life ​

Join us for a discussion inspired by the work of Cuban artist Pedro Pablo Oliva, whose fantastical and provocative paintings and sculptures address multiple aspects of Cuban life during the last half century, from utopian zeal and delusions to power politics, moral contradictions, social turmoil, migratory crisis or the figure of Communist revolutionary Fidel Castro, among others. Panelists include David Horta, Curator and specialist on Oliva’s work; Lillian Guerra, UF Professor of Cuban & Caribbean History; and Raul Villarreal, Visual Artist-Author and Coordinator for Cultural Programs, Santa Fe College. 

 

A book signing with artist Pedro Pablo Oliva will follow. This program is part of Bulla Cubana, a celebration of arts and culture, promoting the exchange of ideas and inspiration between Cuba and the North Central Florida region.

 
 
 
 
 
6:00 pm

Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History Lecture 

Plotting the Roman Garden

 

Bettina Bergmann, Helene Phillips Herzig '49 Professor of Art History, Mount Holyoke College

Tracing key “plots” in the rediscovery of gardens on the Bay of Naples since the 19th century, this lecture tells the story of when and why the first garden plots were excavated, and how their reconstructions inspired narratives and visualizations of Roman daily life. Shaped by politics, garden archaeology is not ideology-free. Today’s tourists in Pompeii look through the ruined walls of houses and glimpse lush precincts that are far removed from the finds of archaeologists and the experiences of their original owners and inhabitants. 

 

Reception to follow.

 

For more information on “Plotting the Garden: Politics and Narrative in the Literature and Culture of Gardens, a 2-day conference at the University of Florida, click here.

 
 
 
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Harn Museum of Dance (HMoD) 4.0: Off the Wall

Explore galleries set-into-motion as performers dance art “off the wall." In sinew, kinetic shape and space, choreography and live performance will bring visual art and the body into captivating dialogue. Drop-in or pick up a schedule and map. Simultaneous performances by students and special guests offer front-row experiences throughout the afternoon; and talk-backs activate reflection and conversation. Also featured are excerpts from José Limón’s “The Traitor,” the singular performance of a Zaouli mask (Cote d’Ivoire), and an Afro-Brazilian Samba Reggae culminating in a dance party for all. In its 4th year, HMoD is a collaboration with the UF Center for World Arts presenting the faculty and students of the School of Theatre and Dance.

 
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6:00 pm

The Journeys of Norman Lewis: African-American Artist  (1909-1979)
Jacqueline Francis, Chair of the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts, discusses the exciting work of the 20th century painter Norman Lewis. An African American born and raised in New York, Lewis created modern interpretations of city life, rendered in both representational and abstract modes. This lecture takes inspiration from Lewis’ Untitled (Subway Station), a 1945 painting on loan to the Harn from the Art Bridges Foundation. 
 

 

 
 
6:00 pm

Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History Lecture 

Stepping Stones: Motif & Meaning in Inka Rock Carving

Carolyn Dean, Professor of History of Art & Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz

To the Inkas (Incas), founders of the largest indigenous state in the history of the Americas, rocks were partners in creating civilization. In many stories rock came to life and interacted with human beings. One intricately carved megalith, located at the center of Inka power and known as Collaconcho, is described as both sacred and homicidal. This lecture explores what the venerable, powerful, and—at times—hostile Collaconcho meant to the Inkas who revered, feared, and sculpted it.

 

Reception to folow.

 
 
 
6:30 pm

Become a Harn Member for free and join us for the pARTy. RSVP required.

 
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3:00 pm

Artist Gallery Talk

Body in Space – Art in the Age of Women’s History Month

In this gallery talk, Israel-based UF Visiting Artist Hilla Ben Ari will discuss works by women artists on view in the exhibition ReMaking History. Known for her work reflecting on the feminine body as an intersection of private, social and political conventions, her talk will allow her to perform a dialogue between her feminist practice and works from the Harn collection.