Traveling Exhibitions

The Harn Museum of Art is dedicated to sharing its art and research for other communities to view. We organize exhibitions independently, as well as collaborate with other institutions in order to travel certain exhibitions.


Current Traveling Exhibitions 



Yoruba artist, Nigeria, "Staffs for Ogboni Society (edan Ogboni)," 18th-19th century, Collection of Drs. John and Nicole Dintenfass

Peace, Power and Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa

Ackland Art Museum
January 28, 2022 – April 3, 2022
Figge Art Museum
September 17, 2022 – January 8, 2023
Hessel Art Museum (Bard College)
September 29, 2023 – January 7, 2024 


This exhibition will explore the roles of metal objects in sustaining, unifying and enhancing life in African communities, while demonstrating the aesthetic and expressive power of metal arts. Peace, Power and Prestige will include a diverse range of iron, brass, bronze, gold, copper, silver, and alloyed works created by artists in West, Central, South and East Africa, between the 12th and 21st centuries. The selected objects derive from the Harn Museum collection and private collections, most notably the Drs. John and Nicole Dintenfass collection.

Past Traveling Exhibitions



Gideon Mendel, "Adlene Pierre, Savanne Desolée, Gonaïves, Haiti, September 2008," From the series Drowning World, 2008, Courtesy of the artists and Axis Gallery, New York and New Jersey

The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene

University of Michigan Museum of Art
April 27 - July 28, 2019 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
DePaul Art Museum
March 19 - August 16, 2020 | DePaul University, Chicago, IL

The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene chronicles an era of rapid, radical and irrevocable ecological change through works of art by 45 contemporary international artists. We live in a world of imminent extinctions, runaway climate change and the depletion of biodiversity and resources. Our age has been identified as the Anthropocene, a controversial term used to name a new geological epoch defined by human impact. While geological epochs are known as products of slow change, the Anthropocene has been characterized by speed.  Rising water, surging population and new technologies that compress our breathless sense of space and time. Philosopher Santiago Zabala, echoing Heidegger, warns, “The greatest emergency is the absence of emergency.”

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Katsumata Chieko, "Akoda Pumpkin," 2013, stoneware, multi-fired and sanded glazed stoneware,Loan from the collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz

Into the Fold: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection

Crocker Art Museum
January 22 - May 7, 2017 | Sacramento, CA
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
August 5, 2017 - Sept. 1, 2019 | Kansas City, MO

Into the Fold: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Horvitz Collection highlights the diversity, creativity, and technical virtuosity of 20th- and 21st-century ceramic artists working in Japan.

The exhibition features both artists whose work is inspired by traditional themes and those who work in (or are influenced by aspects of) the avant-garde. Tensions between form and functionality, traditional and modern, national and international are often evident across works in the exhibition and within individual works.

Groupings of objects suggest particular elements associated with the medium’s development, including tea vessels, biomorphic forms, geometric design, monumental and sculptural art, and works that exemplify the Mingei and Sōdeisha movements. More than 30 artists are represented, including many of Japan’s greatest living ceramicists. Among them are historical master potter pioneers such as Hamada Shōji, Kiatoji Rosanjin, Yamada Hikaru, and Kazuo Yagi and contemporary leaders such as Nakaigawa Yuki, Katsumata Chieko, Hoshino Kayoko, and Akiyama Yo.

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Antoine Vestier, French, 1740 - 1824, "Allegory of the Arts," 1788, oil on canvas, The Horvitz Collection

Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from the Horvitz Collection

Harn Museum of Art
October 6, 2017 - December 31, 2017 | Gainesville, FL
Ackland Art Museum
January 26, 2018 - April 8, 2018 | Chapel Hill, NC
Crocker Art Museum
May 13, 2018 - August 19, 2018 | Sacramento, CA
Smith College Museum of Art
September 28, 2018 - January 6, 2019 | Northampton, MA

Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment: French Art from The Horvitz Collection is primarily an exhibition of drawings, but includes pastels, paintings and sculptures selected from one of the world’s best private collections of French drawings. The exhibition features more than 150 works by many of the most prominent artists of the eighteenth and early nineteenth-centuries, including Antoine Watteau, Nicolas Lancret, François Boucher, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, as well as lesser-known artists both male and female, such as Anne Vallayer-Coster, Gabrielle Capet, François-André Vincent, Philibert-Louis Debucourt. Ranging from spirited, improvisational sketches and figural studies, to highly finished drawings of exquisite beauty, the works included in the exhibition variy in terms of style, genre and period.

Becoming a Woman was curated by Melissa Hyde, Professor of Art History and Research Foundation Professor, University of Florida, and the late Mary D. Sheriff, W.R. Kenan J. Distinguished Professor of Art History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and was organized by Alvin L. Clark, Jr, Curator, The Horvitz Collection and The J.E. Horvitz Research Curator, Harvard Art Museums/Fogg.

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Lynsey Addario, (Detail) "Killis Camp, Turkish/Syrian Border in Turkey, October 22, 2013," Loan and image courtesy of the photographer

Aftermath: The Fallout of War—America and the Middle East

Harn Museum of Art
August 16 - December 31, 2016  |  Gainesville, FL
Gund Gallery at Kenyon College
January 20 - April 20, 2017  |  Gambier, OH 
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
October 6, 2017 - January 21, 2018  |  Sarasota, FL 

Aftermath: The Fallout of War—America and the Middle East, organized by the Harn Museum of Art, brought together the work of twelve international photographers and artists offering a closer look at armed conflict through images of refugees, loss, history, environmental dangers, and veterans from the U.S. and Middle East. Artists in the exhibition were Lynsey Addario, Jananne Al-Ani, Jennifer Karady, Gloriann Liu, Rania Matar, Eman Mohammed, Farah Nosh, Suzanne Opton, Michal Rovner, Stephen Dupont, Ben Lowy, and Simon Norfolk.

The exhibition included ninety photographs, two videos and an educational touch table, each depicting the conditions, and voices, of people and environments caught in war’s wake, from Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Israel and America. Together the images in Aftermath urged a reflection on loss, offered a comparison of the past in relation to the present, and encouraged visitors to ask what the future may hold.

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(detail) Claude Monet, "Champ d'avoine (Oat Field)," 1890, gift of Michael A. Singer

Monet and American Impressionism

Harn Museum of Art
February 3, 2015 - May 24, 2015  |  Gainesville, FL
Hunter Museum of American Art
June 25, 2015 - September 20, 2015  |  Chattanooga, TN
Telfair Museums
October 16, 2015 - January 24, 2016  |  Savannah, GA

Organized by the Harn Museum of Art in partnership with Telfair Museums and Hunter Museum of American Art, Monet and American Impressionism highlighted twenty-five artists who launched a new way of painting in response to Monet and the influence of French Impressionism. The exhibition presented roughly fifty paintings and twenty prints dated between 1880 and 1920 by many of the leading figures in American Impressionism.

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