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Frank Henry Shapleigh, "Fort Marion from San Marco Pier, St. Augustine, Florida," 1887, Harn Museum of Art, The Florida Art Collection, Gift of Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers 1887, Harn Museum of Art, The Florida Art Collection, Gift of Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers

Harn Museum of Art Presents "Painting St. Augustine" at The Governor’s House Cultural Center and Museum

Released May 16, 2022

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is presenting a new exhibition, Painting St. Augustine: Selections from the Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers Collection, at The Governor’s House Cultural Center and Museum, St. Augustine, FL. The exhibition, featuring works by more than twenty artists who captured vibrant landscapes and city views of St. Augustine, opened May 13, 2022 and be on view through May of 2023.

(detail) Kang Tao, (c. 1693 – c. 1763), "Ladies with Children in a Garden," 1721, ink and color on silk

"She/Her/Hers" Exhibition Examines Roles of Women in Chinese Art

Released Feb. 28, 2022

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is exploring the intersecting roles of women in the arts of premodern, modern and contemporary China in a new exhibition titled She/Her/Hers: Women in the Arts of China. More than 50 works of painting, calligraphy, embroidery, photography, ceramic, bronze, jade, lacquer and silver, spanning the 7th century to the present, will showcase work by women, women as pictorial subjects, and women as consumers of art. The exhibition will be on view from March 1, 2022 to March 24, 2024.

Photograph by Kenny Johnson

Harn Museum of Art Appoints New Curator of Contemporary Art

Released Feb. 7, 2022

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 in 2018.

Rebecca Nagy, Former UF Harn Museum of Art Director and Paul Nagy, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Analysis at Hillsborough Community College

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

Released Oct. 15, 2021

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 month, the couple committed $1 million toward the museum’s planned expansion, which will be designed by globally renowned architects Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners.