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Recent News Releases

 

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.

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

Released Oct. 6, 2021

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.

Marcius Galan, "3 Secciones (3 Sections)," 2011, Photography by Coco Laso, Loan courtesy of the CIFO Collection

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

Released Sept. 8, 2021

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.

Tod Williams, Billie Tsien and Paul Schulhof, Photograph by Taylor Jewell

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

Released Aug. 3, 2021

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 enrich people’s lives through art.

Sheila Pree Bright, "The Rebirth of Us," 2020, archival inkjet print, Courtesy of the artist, © Sheila Pree Bright

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

Features Sixteen New Contemporary Photography Acquisitions
Released June 16, 2021

The exhibition represents a chronological arc from the past to the present, and into the future by displaying historical photographs of Black lives and new work by Black photographers. Sixteen photographs by eleven photographic artists were recently purchased for the Harn Museum’s permanent collection and are the heart of Shadow to Substance.

Thomas Moran, "Fort George Island," 1880, The Florida Art Collection, Gift of Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers, Photography by Randy Batista

Extensive Florida Art Collection Gifted to the University of Florida

Released Feb. 3, 2021

The estimated 1,200 works of art from Sam and Robbie Vickers depict state’s environment, people and history; includes paintings by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Thomas Moran.

Release Archives

 

March 1, 2021
Harn Museum of Art Welcomes Cofrin Curator of Asian Art
 

Jan. 26, 2021
Curator of African Art, Susan Cooksey Retires from the Harn Museum of Art

 

Sept. 22, 2020
Harn Museum of Art Celebrates 30th Anniversary with New Exhibitions and Virtual Events
June 30, 2020
Harn Museum of Art Reopens July 9 after COVID-19 Closure
 
Aug. 19, 2019
University of Florida Faculty Debut New Work at the Harn Museum of Art
 
March 26, 2019
Harn Museum of Art Celebrates the Arts of Creativity, Discovery and Inquiry in New Exhibition
 
March 4, 2019
Gainesville Regional Artists Featured in “Art of Inquiry: Juried Exhibition”
 
Dec. 18, 2018
Harn Displays a Century of East Asian Landscapes Addressing the Modern and Traditional
 

Sept. 11, 2018
Harn Brings Together International Contemporary Art Addressing Human Impact

Sept. 25, 2018
Harn Displays WWI Posters and Prints to Mark the 100th Anniversary of Armistice

June 28, 2018
Curator of Contemporary Art, Kerry Oliver-Smith Retires from the Harn Museum of Art
 

June 7, 2018
Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida Announces New Director

March 9, 2018
Harn Composer-in-Residence Debuts Sound Installation

Feb. 6, 2018
Harn Brings Works by Jacob Lawrence to Gainesville

Nov. 1, 2017
Harn Museum of Art Director, Rebecca M. Nagy Announces Retirement

April 18, 2017
The Andy Warhol Foundation Awards $100,000 to Harn for Exhibition Focusing on Environment

 
   
   
     
 
 
 
 
 
     
     
 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

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