Calendar - Month

October 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Offered in collaboration with Florida Museum of Natural History

All pre-K through 12th grade educators are invited to the Harn Museum of Art and Florida Museum of Natural History to learn about educational resources and learning experiences available to teachers and students throughout North Central Florida. Partnering organizations will provide information about field trips, tours, workshops, classroom activities and more. ACPS teachers can earn three in-service points by registering at or at either museum on the day of the event. 

No registration required.

Free parking after 3:30 pm.

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Harn on Tap: First Magnitude Brewing Company
Join us for an evening of art, beer and food. This event is open to the public. No RSVP required. Bring your $20 donation to support the Harn and earn a free pint.

11:00 am

Tot Time: Museum on the Move
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. 

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The World to Come: Social Studies, Language, Visual Arts

This workshop is designed for secondary Social Studies, Language and Visual Arts teachers to engage in discussions about how artists are responding to an era of radical and irrevocable ecological change by re-visioning the relationship of humans to the natural world. Museum educators will provide an in-depth look at The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene, then lead gallery discussions and review resources and lesson plans designed for the classroom. 

Free with limited seating.

ACPS teachers will earn 3 in-service points for participation - register for course #22255, section #27200 in ACIIS.  Non-ACPS teachers can register via email to

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Europe Future Past
Experience art from across Europe, original choreography from UF students and new perspectives on history, culture and war. Tours, discussion and hands-on activities inspired by WWI propaganda posters and contemporary photographs will challenge and inspire. Additional support provided by the UF Center for European Studies. 


6:30 pm

Panel Discussion: WWI, Then and Now
Hear from UF professors, award-winning authors and foreign correspondents during a panel discussion on the enduring legacies of World War I and how the war shaped the world we live in today. Moderated by Robert Sanchez, co-curator of The Great Catastrophe: Remembering WW1, 1914 - 1918


  • Dexter Filkins, staff writer for The New Yorker, former New York Times reporter, and author of The Forever War
  • Andrew Nagorski, author of Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power and The Nazi Hunters, former senior editor/reporter for Newsweek (Moscow bureau chief)
  • Matthew Jacobs, UF Assoc. Professor of History, author of Imagining the Middle East: The Building of An American Foreign Policy, 1918-1967
  • Rachel Silveri, UF Assist. Professor of Art History, specialist in post-WWI avant-garde/gender studies, author of The Art of Living in the Historical Avant-Garde
3:00 pm

Pictures at the Micro-Exhibition, 2018
World premiere of work by Harn Composer-in-Residence Navid Bargrizan
Inspired by an album on view in the Show Me the Mini exhibition by Japanese artist Watanabe Shötei (1851–1918), this musical composition for alto saxophone translates the visual elements in the paintings to musical elements and builds on natural harmonics and Japanese microtonal pentatonic scales.

This program is supported by UF College of the Arts and UF School of Music and co-sponsored by UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere (Rothman Endowment).

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

For K-12 Art Teachers

This workshop will investigate art as a catalyst for change. Join museum curators and educators for an in-depth look at The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene and a preview of Divergent Convergence. Strategies for class discussions and formal analysis will accompany gallery and classroom lesson plans. 

Free with limited seating. 

ACPS teachers will earn 3 in-service points for participation - register for course #20989, section #27201 in ACIIS.  Non-ACPS teachers can register via email to

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Harn Mixer

Hosts: Janet Davies + Kirk Anthony
Mix, mingle and enjoy a private viewing of the couple's art collection. Meet some of the local artists featured and get a feel for their creative process. Learn the story behind the art! Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn more about the local art scene and how you can collect and support community artists.
This cocktail gathering provides a special opportunity to support the museum and enjoy a relaxing evening in a dynamic, art-filled setting. Tickets are $75 per person and limited.

Purchase tickets here.

6:00 pm

The World to Come: Art, Politics, and Climate Change
Keynote Lecture: Friday, October 19, 6 pm, Reception to follow. 
Symposium: Saturday, October 20, 10 am – 5 pm, Reception to follow. 

Join us for an interdisciplinary symposium fostering dialogue around artistic experimental practices, scientific fieldwork and anthropological research in response to the greatest planetary crisis of our era. The symposium is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene. Lively conversations between guest speakers, UF faculty and attendees will confront the challenges of artistic, political and personal practice in the late Anthropocene, in search of ways forward to a more vibrant, compassionate and just future. This program is open to the public and presented by the Harn Museum of Art and UF Imagining Climate Change. 

Keynote Lecture: Blackout: The Necropolitics of Extraction 
T.J. Demos, Professor of History of Art; Director the Center for Creative Ecologies, University of California Santa Cruz
This presentation addresses extraction, as well as the politics and aesthetics of emergent forms of resistance today. In view of spreading sacrifice zones given over to resource mining, abetted by
exploitative international trade agreements and the finance of debt servitude, what forms do the cultural politics of resistance take, and how are artist-activists materializing the images and sounds of emancipation and decolonization? With reference to the diverse artwork of Angela Melitopoulos, Allora & Calzadilla, and Ursula Biemann, which considers geographies of conflict in such regions as Greece, Puerto Rico, and Canada and Bangladesh, this analysis considers a range of leading artistic approaches that adopt an aesthetics of intersectionality that reveals complex causalities and effects, offers a modeling of politico-ecological interpretation, and proposes forms of solidarity with those on the frontlines of opposition.



10:00 am to 5:00 pm

The World to Come: Art, Politics and Climate Change
Reception to follow speakers.

Speakers include: 

  • Marisol de la Cadena, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Davis  
  • Terry Harpold, Associate Professor, UF Department of English; Director, Imagining Climate Change
  • Ellen E. Martin, Professor, UF Department of Geological Sciences; Co-Director, Florida Climate Institute
  • Natasha Myers, Associate Professor of Anthropology, York University
  • Pedro Neves Marques, Visual artist, writer and editor
  • Brett Scheffers, Assistant Professor, UF Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation 
  • Les Thiele, Professor, UF Department of Political Science; Director of Sustainability Studies and the Center for Adaptive Innovation, Resilience, Ethics and Science 


3:00 pm

Keep the Home Fires Burning: Postcards from the Front
A popular song in the First World War sent a message from soldiers to their loved ones to “keep the home fires burning/while your hearts are yearning.” The most common means of staying in touch was through the mail. The German field post office alone handled 19 million pieces of mail each day. This illustrated lecture by Geoffrey J. Giles, UF Emeritus Associate Professor of History will show examples of some of the surprising themes embellishing picture postcards beyond the typical patriotism and heroism, including those on loan from Giles and in the exhibition The Great Catastrophe: Remembering WWI, 1914 – 1918.


6:00 pm

Join us for a screening of the classic film "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935, 75 minutes), followed by a discussion with Lester Friedman, author of "Monstrous Progeny: A History of the Frankenstein Narratives." Presented in collaboration with the UF Health Science Center Library, Catalyst fund/Creative Campus and the UF Honors College.