Enhance Your Classes with the Harn

With more than 13,300 works of art the Harn Museum of Art offers faculty opportunities to help their students experience art, history and culture, sometimes in unexpected ways. The collections strengths focus on African, Asian, modern and contemporary art, and photography, but collections include Latin American art, Ancient American art, prints, works dealing with natural history subjects, and a range of other areas periods and themes. Browse the collections area of our site for more information. We offer class tours, assignment collaboration and up-close engagement with art, valuable to many disciplines.

Self-Guided Tours

Classes or groups may tour the museum during all hours of operation. Groups of 10 or more should make an appointment to ensure a successful experience and avoid conflicts with other touring classes.

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Tours and Presentations

Guided tours and presentations by Harn curators and staff can be organized to connect with your classroom objectives in virtually any discipline. Docent tours on general or specific topics can be arranged for groups of 10 or more and must be scheduled three weeks in advance. Tours in Spanish are also available.

Research and Exhibition Collaboration

Funds from the Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart Endowment for Focus Exhibitions support creative collaboration between UF faculty and the Harn. We work with faculty to develop small art exhibitions emphasizing research and teaching interests of the faculty member.

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Experiential Learning

Open your students up to the experience of studying objects first hand. Instructors may select works from the Harn’s extensive permanent collection for use by individuals and small groups in the museum’s object study rooms. This opportunity is open to all disciplines and allows for the direct examination of art to encourage understanding of diverse cultures, historical periods and materials.

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Examples of Working with Faculty

We are eager to connect with faculty in all disciplines–whether in Art History; English; History; Languages; Literatures and Cultures;  Medicine; Pharmacy; Physics; Psychology, Veterinary Medicine; or any area–to support their teaching and research.

  • HUM 2305 What is the Good Life?

    Harn staff developed a special audio tour that serves thousands of students by providing them with a thematic tour of art related to course themes exploring economic, philosophical, religious and cultural foundations of a good life.

  • NUR 3738L: Systems of Care 2

    Restoration of Wellness, Harn curators selected art from several cultures and presented these to address themes in the syllabus ranging from “maternity and lactation” to “death and grieving.”

  • GEO 3803 - Geography of Alcohol

    The museum’s collections enhanced student understanding of the material culture of the production and consumption of alcohol in different cultures.

  • SPN 3324 Spanish in the Museum

    The Harn hosted and supported SPN 3324 Spanish in the Museum, an innovative course developed and taught at the museum.

  • Engineering

    Engineering faculty take students behind the scenes at the museum to study its HVAC system designed to meet special requirements.

  • WIS 6934 Tropical Ecology

    Doctoral students in WIS 6934 Tropical Ecology were set a task to identify birds depicted in nineteenth-century prints. Their research project is documented here.

Get In Touch

Contact Education Curator of Academic Programs Eric Segal at 352.294.7063 to brainstorm how the Harn can help support your teaching and research.