Harn Museum of Art,
The Harn Museum of Art is named in honor of native-
Floridian and Gainesville civic leader Samuel Peebles Harn
(1893-1957), whose family made the founding gift to the
University of Florida. The Samuel P Harn Museum of Art
opened in 1990.
In 2000 the Cofrin family made a gift
to fund an 18,000-square-foot addition.
The Mary Ann Harn Cofrin Pavilion,
named for the daughter of the late Samuel
P Ham, opened in 2005, making the
86,800-square-foot Harn Museum of Art
one of the largest university art museums
in the southeast United States.
Portrait of Samuel Peebles Ham by M B Price
One of the largest collections in the
southeast U.S., the African collection
represents sub-Saharan Africa with a strong
selection of works from West Africa.
right: Yoruba people, Nigeria, Owo, Royal RitualAxe, early-mid 20th
century wood, iron, pigment, gift of Rod McGalliard
Chinese art from the Neolithic period to the
present anchors this collection, which also
includes works from Japan, Korea, India,
Southeast Asia and the Himalayas.
below Tibetan. Vajravarahi (sculpture), 13th century, bronze with gemstones
and polychrome, museum purchase, gift of Michael and Donna Singer
Nearly 800 works including
paintings, sculpture, prints
and drawings dating from
approximately 1875 to 1950
from the United States, Europe
and Latin America.
below Claude Monet, Champ d'avoine (Oat Field)
1890. oil on canvas, gift of MichaelA Singer
The Cofrin Pavilion features a new exhibition space
for international contemporary art in all media from
approximately 1945 to the present.
pictured front: Jonathan Borofsky, Hammering Man at 2,938,405,1984, corten steel, gift of the Martin Z.
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More than 700 photographs
ranging from the 19th-century to
contemporary with an emphasis
on works from the last 50 years.
left: Jerry Uelsmann, Untited,1980, platinum pnnt,
gift of Melvin and Loma Rubin
In addition to five permanent collection installations,
diverse temporary exhibitions are presented annually from
other art institutions, private collections and the Harn
Museum's collections of nearly 7,000 works. The Museum
also originates exhibitions for travel to other institutions as
part of its commitment to contribute to the field through
Activities for young and old
alike inspire, educate and enrich.
Studio classes bring out the
artist in each of us. Cutting-edge
cinema challenges viewers. Family
activities build art appreciation at
an early age. Lectures by eminent
scholars, gallery talks, docent-led
tours and other fun, educational :.
opportunities provide insight to
Explore art magazines and books,
access the internet and experience
hands-on art collections in the
Bishop Study Center, where
educators may borrow books,
videos and other instructional
materials for classroom use.
Museum tours and community
outreach increase understanding
for diverse populations. Classroom
resources help educators incorporate art into a variety
of curricula. Educator workshops feature renowned
instructors for professional development.
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Opportunities abound for
involvement with the Museum
through volunteer, docent tour
guide and intern positions.
Volunteers and docents are integral
to providing a quality experience
for every visitor, and interns receive
practical, on-the-job experience for
The only dining facility at the UF Cultural Plaza, the
Camellia Court Caf6 serves tantalizing fare ranging from
salads to tapas, burgers, beer and wine. Children's items are
also available. Take a break during your museum stroll for a
fresh cup of coffee or a mouth-watering dessert. And with
wireless internet, it's a great place to get connected.
Shop '-. .:r ,
The diversity of the Harn
Museum's collection is echoed
in the international offerings of
the store, including hard-to-find
gifts, home accessories, unique
jewelry, books, fun children's
learning tools and exhibition and
The Harn Museum of Art relies on
state, federal and private dollars for
programming. Museum membership
not only provides support, but also
connects you to the Harn Museum
with access to information about
programming, invitations to events
and ways you can belong to the Harn.
S For information regarding the variety
of ways you can support the museum
visit www.harn.ufl.edu or contact the
MUSEUM OF ART
Free .-J" '-
Tuesday Friday, 11 a.m. 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. 5 p.m.;
Sunday, 1 p.m. 5 p.m.; open until 10 p.m. Thursday during
the UF academic calendar for Museum Nights; closed Mondays
and state holidays
Cac3r,'eiic Court Cafe Hours
Monday Saturday, 11 a.m. 3 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. 4 p.m.;
open until 10 p.m. Thursday during the UF academic calendar
for Museum Nights; closed state holidays. Hours subject to
change. Call the cafe at 352.392.2735 for more information
and group dining arrangements.
Schedule a Tour
Call 352.392.9826 ext. 149 or e-mail email@example.com
Univ'e!'tY of Florida Cultural Plaza
The Harn Museum of Art is in the UF Cultural Plaza, also
home of the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and the
Florida Museum of Natural History and its famous Butterfly
Rainforest. Make a day out of a visit to the UF Cultural Plaza.