Feb 7, 2022

Harn Museum of Art Appoints New Curator of Contemporary Art

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is pleased to announce the appointment of Jade Powers as Curator of Contemporary Art following a nation-wide search. Powers will assume her new position on Apr. 1, 2022. She joins the Harn from the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri where she curated more than ten permanent collection and special exhibitions since being appointed as Assistant Curator...

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Oct 15, 2021

Rebecca and Paul Nagy First to Contribute to Harn Museum’s Expansion

The Harn’s retired director and her husband donated $1 million toward a new multi-purpose wing that will house a one-of-a-kind Florida-themed art collection. Rebecca Nagy watched over UF’s Harn Museum of Art for 16 years as its director. She is now retired and living in Tampa, where her husband Paul is Vice President for Strategic Planning and Analysis at Hillsborough Community College. The Nagys are still looking after the campus treasure. This...

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Oct 6, 2021

Florida Impressions Exhibition Opens at the University of Florida’s Harn Museum of Art

The exhibition includes more than fifty paintings depicting the state’s environment, people and history, and celebrates the transformative gift of 1,200 works of art from Sam and Robbie Vickers; includes works by Martin Johnson Heade, Thomas Moran and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Florida Impressions: Gift of Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers celebrates the transformative gift from Sam and Robbie Vickers who formed one of the most extensive collections of Floridathemed...

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Sep 8, 2021

Harn Museum of Art and University Galleries Present Works from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Collection

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida and University Galleries collaborated to organize the exhibition Plural Domains: Selected Works from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Collection. The exhibition aims to advance cultural understanding and educational dialogue among Latin American artists and global audiences. Plural Domains will span both venues, with works on view at the Harn Museum of Art from September 9, 2021 to April 24, 2022...

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Aug 3, 2021

Harn Museum of Art Selects Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners to Design New Wing

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida recently selected Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners to design an estimated 20,000-square-foot addition scheduled for completion in 2024. As the Harn concludes its 30th anniversary year and launches a strategic plan for the next 5 years, the new wing will provide a multi-purpose space for activities that will further fulfill the Harn Museum’s mission to inspire, educate and...

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The Rebirth of Us by Sheila Pree Bright
Jun 16, 2021

Harn Museum of Art Examines Black Life in Shadow to Substance Exhibition

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida collaborated with UF College of the Arts, Museum Studies Professor and UF Graduate Student in the Department of English to organize and present its newest exhibition Shadow to Substance on view from July 27, 2021 to February 27, 2022. The exhibition represents a chronological arc from the past to the present, and into the future by displaying historical photographs of...

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Fort George Island by Thomas Moran
Feb 23, 2021

Extensive Florida Art Collection Gifted to the University of Florida

A private collection of Florida works of art, some created by the foremost artists of their time, has a new home at the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida. The oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and prints—the largest single art collection ever donated to the university—as well as an extensive art library is a gift from native Floridians Sam and Robbie Vickers. One of the world’s most extensive...

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