Photograph from 2024 Words on Canvas poetry celebration at Museum Nights: Express Ourselves

Words on Canvas poems 

written by UF and Santa Fe College students for this year’s “Walk” on Canvas.

Harn Magazine: Spring 2024

Learn more about the latest happenings at the Harn.

Tibetan monk and Artist, Lama Tashi Norbu preparing for the creation of a sacred Sand Mandala in the rotunda of the Harn Museum

Tibetan monk and artist, Lama Tashi Norbu

Join world renowned Tibetan monk and artist, Lama Tashi Norbu, for the creation of a sacred Sand Mandala. Community members and students will all have a chance to learn and participate in the creation of this piece of art over the course of two days.

March 8, 2 – 4 pm and March 9, 2 – 5 pm.

“Magritte's Touchstone,” by Jerry Uelsmann

 Surrealism “New York Times” Article

Surrealism turns 100 this year, and our exhibition “Surrealism at the Harn: A Centennial Exhibition” made the New York Times list of exhibitions to see. Curated by University of Florida Professor of Art History Dr. Rachel Silveri and her UF School of Art + Art History students, this exhibition brings visibility to UF and Gainesville being one of only two U.S. exhibitions mentioned. Read more at the link above.

Harn interns

Summer College Internships

College internship opportunities for summer have posted! Work with us in the areas of marketing, development, education, registration and horticulture. Applications are due March 15. All internship positions are paid. Learn more at the link above

An extra special *thank you* to everyone who participated on Gator Nation Giving Day!

Sustaining a fully paid internship program beyond 2024 would not be possible without your support. To recap, the Harn received 73 gifts totaling $23,275.

ArtDaily “Gateway to Himalayan Art” Coverage

It’s opening weekend for Gateway to Himalayan Art. Admission is free. Read more about this traveling exhibition from the Rubin Museum of Art, NY in ArtDaily at the link above.

It’s time to Stand Up & Holler for paid internships!

Support expanded learning opportunities and increased access to pre-professional training for all UF majors.

Gator Nation Giving Day is here!

Visit the Harn’s Giving Day page and support any or all the featured internship funds. #AllForTheGators

Get Ready for Gator Nation Giving Day!

This year, we are highlighting the Harn’s fully paid internship program and the funds that help make this possible. #AllForTheGators

Harn interns

Harn Provides Paid Internships for all Student Interns 

For the first time in the museum’s history, the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida will provide funding to every college student intern selected in the spring, summer and fall semesters of 2024. This funding is made possible by a private grant complementing the generosity of individual donors enabling the Harn to provide students with opportunities to explore future careers and pursue their passions, while also receiving compensation. With the community and University of Florida’s support, the Harn plans to continue paid internships for all college students beyond 2024.

flower arranging

Sign up for our Fresh Flower Workshop

Sign up to make a Valentine’s Day Arrangement at our Fresh Flower Workshop with Iron & Clay Flowers on February 10 from 2 – 4 pm. Cost is $150 and includes instruction, fresh blooms and a glass of wine. Sign up with a bestie or your significant other for a joint discount, or purchase as an early Valentine’s Day gift for a loved one.

Visitors displaying their Art Cart drawings.

Give Now for Giving Tuesday

It’s #GivingTuesday! Show your support for the Harn’s commitment to expanding connections, minds and experiences for all visitors. This includes free admission with access to world-class art experiences. Give now.

Thankgiving plate by Piet Mondrian.

How Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Dinner

We know parents say not to play with your food, but check out this previously shared feature on how famous artists would plate their Thanksgiving dinners.

Visitors at Art After Dark.

Harn received $280,000 to extend Art After Dark

The Harn recently received $280,000 to extend its Art After Dark program through December of 2026. Generous support provided by Art Bridges Foundation’s Access for All program. We look forward to continuing to welcome you to the Harn every Thursday until 9 pm for Art After Dark. Learn more:

Albert and Alberta Gator mascots

Give Now and Help Beat Georgia

Give now to the University of Florida in the “World’s Largest Fundraising Party” to see which university can bring in the most gifts. Give now until October 28, and designate the Harn.

EnChroma glasses

Win a Pair of EnChroma Color Blind Glasses

The Harn is offering a chance to win a pair of EnChroma Color Blind Glasses. Entries are due October 15. Visit the link above for details.

Intern Eunice Park at work
Internships are offered in all museum departments to provide professional experience and growth opportunities. Candidates from all backgrounds, including students with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. Spring 2024 deadlines are fast approaching!
Visit our Resource Library for downloadable coloring pages, like this Street Scene Print inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s “Windows.” Follow Lawrence’s color blocking, or find your own coloring vision.

Widewalls Review

Under the Spell of the Palm Tree: The Rice Collection of Cuban Art, brings attention to Cuban art created in the 20th century, including some contemporary artworks, painting a picture of visual culture developing under the harsh circumstances, but which is nonetheless filled with the resilient and positive spirit of the Cuban nation.

photograph of lotus flower from the Harn Museum gardens

Art & Mindfulness

Finding Delight in the Present Moment with Sabine Grunwald: Saturday, August 26, 10 – 11 am.

National Coloring Book Day

Unwind with one of our coloring pages inspired by art from our collection. Let your imagination bring these pages to life!

Florida Aqua: Artistic Reflections on Water

Explore an artistic documentation and portrayal of Florida’s water systems as well as its related ecosystems and human activities.

Arbus Magazine Article

Read about our current exhibition Under the Spell of the Palm Tree: The Rice Collection of Cuban Art.

Creative Gator

Calling all UF Students! Join us for “Creative Gator” on Saturday July 8, 11 am – 3 pm. Silk screen t-shirts, participate in mindfulness workshops including sound meditation and experience a traditional tea ceremony. Admission is free.

Community Space & Art After Dark

The Harn Museum of Art aspires to serve as a third place for the UF campus and the greater Gainesville community.

Donor Spotlight: Marilyn Tubb

Donor spotlight: “My life has been enriched on many levels since I joined the Harn family.” – Marilyn Tubb


Harn MUSEs in the galleries.

Harn MUSE Program Article

Did you know the Harn works with university students to develop dynamic programming ideas? Read the article about the Harn MUSE program in the latest edition of the Harn Magazine.

Arbus Magazine article

Arbus Magazine Article

Jade Powers, Harn Curator of Contemporary Art writes about Posing Beauty in African American Culture in the latest issue of Arbus Magazine.