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Second Thursday of Every Month at 6 pm
Join us for this once-a-month virtual event taking place on the Harn's YouTube Channel. Speakers and artists help our visitors connect with art in fun and interesting ways. Specific themes for each evening are below.
Admission is free.
Thursday, October 8, 6 - 8 pm
Visitors to the Harn’s YouTube channel during this event will hear directly from internationally known artist Radcliffe Bailey in conversation with Dr. Porchia Moore, Department Head and Assistant Professor of Museum Studies at the University of Florida in the School of Art + Art History. Bailey will discuss his artistic process and specifically the artwork “Returnal” which is a part of the Harn’s collection. Harn curators will discuss the collections they work with in the galleries and reveal interesting facts about specific works of art. Visitors to this event will be inspired with an art-making activity, also featured on the museum’s virtual series “Harn at Home,” that they can create and share with the community using #Harn30.
Previous Museum Nights
Thursday, September 10, 6 pm
Celebrate art and culture from across Latin America. We’ll be joined by our friends from the Gainesville Latino Film Festival, and then we’ll hear from--and share your chat questions with--UF faculty Derek Berdette (a specialist in Latin American Art History), Efraín Barradas (an expert in Caribbean literature, Latino Studies, Mexican culture, history of art and ideas in Latin America) and Dulce Roman, Chief Curator and Curator of Modern Art at the Harn. We’ll also share an activity you can do at home. Join us on our YouTube channel.
Thursday, August 13, 6 pm
Imagine turning raw earth into inspiring art. What could that look like? Join the Harn and Studio TM Clay and Pottery for this live event on the Harn's YouTube channel. Artists Sara Truman (MFA, Ceramics, and Ceramics Instructor at Gainesville High School) and Ailynda Ho (UF BFA, Ceramics) will provide a peek into their studio, explore ceramics, the art of transforming clay into objects that we live with, admire, and–too often–break. This event is inspired by ceramics on view in the Harn's time-themed exhibition Tempus Fugit :: 光陰矢の如し:: Time Flies. It’s a ClayDate!
Thursday, July 9, 6 - 7:30 pm
Video Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAjRAhFMUyk
Join us live at our YouTube channel for an inspiring look at the expressive art of metal. In a world of mass-production of relentlessly identical forms, we focus on the human aspects of metal and on metal workers who create richly layered objects. Presented in celebration of Peace, Power and Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa, on view at the Harn. Join metal artist Yaw Owusu Shangofemi in conversation with Dr. Ade Ofunniyin and Dr. Jody Berman.
Thursday, June 11, 6 – 7 pm
Live direct link posted here June 11 at 5 pm
Video recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG-5vsyybyI
Join us live at our YouTube channel for a live conversation with artist Maggie Taylor as she takes us down the rabbit hole and through the looking-glass in pursuit of mind-bending illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Taylor will speak and share a peek inside her studio in anticipation of the exhibition Dreaming Alice: Maggie Taylor Through the Looking-Glass at the Harn Museum. Inspired yet? We’ll also be sharing hands-on activities you can do at home at any time. Don’t be late for this very important date!
Thursday, May 14, 6 – 8 pm
Let’s put the ART in pARTy this evening! Join us for “Conversations with Creatives”: local artists and UF graduates share their creative practices, studios, inspirations and motivations. Contribute your questions in a live Q + A. Hear from UF Professor of Mathematics Kevin Knudson, faculty curator of ART + MATH, and Ellen Knudson, UF Associate in Book Arts. Create a paper fold with the Knudsons to remember this Arty Party! Artists joining the pARTy: Iris Coe-Gross, Molly Kempson, Kristyn Lopez and Brett Taylor. We will live stream on our YouTube channel here.
Learn how to get involved further with Museum Nights here.
Museum Nights is an ongoing program made possible by University of Florida Student Government and the Office of the Provost.
I love the Harn. The art is so full of poetry its inspiring. I love Museum Nights when we set up a table and invite visitors to sit down with us and do a little creative writing about the art they've seen.