Calendar - Month

March 2017

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11:00 am

Art with Heart

Children ages 2 – 5 and their families tour the Harn, exploring color, shape, pattern and other “tot” interests. Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time to register. 

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Something to Crow About 

Celebrate the year of the Rooster and the fifth anniversary of the Cofrin Asian Art Wing during an evening of art, music, activities and tours. Additional support for this evening provided by the USF Confucius Institute with the participation of the Gainesville Chinese School.

3:00 pm

My Cuban Story: A Cuban-American Community Panel

Listen to nine of Gainesville’s Cuban-American community members share their families’ stories. Learn about how their relationships with Cuba and their pasts have shaped their lives. This event is a part of Bulla Cubana, a celebration of arts and culture in Gainesville, promoting the exchange of ideas and inspiration between Cuba and the North Central Florida region.  


6:00 pm

Relics and Reliquaries: A Matter of Life and Death

Dr. Cynthia Hahn, Professor of Art History, Hunter College, CUNY
A not unusual modern response to reliquaries is disgust--after all they often contain bones.  To understand their presence, even their glorification, it must be admitted that the bones are not the ordinary subject of horror, rather as the bones of the blessed, “dem bones  gonna rise again”!  In a Christian understanding, they will be instrumental in linking heaven and earth.  Relics (with the help of their reliquaries) lead away from death and horror through intercession and access to salvation.  Indeed, only in a later, almost modern development did the bones--and the “economy” of death-- become subjects of fascination in themselves. This is a Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History Lecture. A Reception will follow the lecture.


1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Harn Museum of Dance (HMoD): Be There. Be Moved 

BE THERE for performances of contemporary dance, hip-hop, ballet and West African dance in dialogue with visual art. BE MOVED by facilitated discussions and interactive movement experiences for visitors of all ages. HMoD calls upon the democracy of the body to awaken an active, engaged and empathetic present. The project is a collaboration with the UF Center for World Arts featuring the faculty and students of the School of Theatre and Dance.


2:00 pm

UNESCO-TST – Remembering Slavery Slave Trade

Join us for a program in remembrance of the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. The event will feature African dance, poetry, a cultural history of Alachua County and a talk by Susan Cooksey, Harn Curator of African Art. Organized by Sherry DuPree, Director of the United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organization - Transatlantic Slave Trade (UNESCO-TST) Florida. Sponsored by UNESCO –TST.


11:00 am to 5:00 pm

352Creates: Color Your World

Pick up a coloring page based on a work of art in the Harn’s collection and get creative in celebration of the community-wide 352Creates project. Color in the museum, or take it to go. Share your creation online using #352creates.


11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Access Art: Touch Tours 

Visitors with and without visual impairments can experience tactile art made by local artists, as well as art based on art in Spotlight: Latin America and Meant to Be Shared. African art objects from the Harn’s hands-on collections will also be explored.

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Art + Feminism

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 will find yourself empowered to edit the internet!  This event is organized by the Harn and the UF School of Art and Art History, and is presented in conjunction with the worldwide fourth annual Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon. All are welcome at this stimulating, empowering and fun free event.

3:30 pm

Museum on the Move 

Children ages 2 – 5 and their families tour the Harn, exploring color, shape, pattern and other “tot” interests. Space is limited. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to start time to register.