Title: Inform magazine
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00076673/00002
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Title: Inform magazine
Alternate Title: In form magazine
Physical Description: v. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Publisher: Harn Museum of Art,
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: January/February 2007
Frequency: quarterly
Subject: Arts -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (winter 2004)-
General Note: "For members and friends of the Harn Museum of Art."
General Note: Title from cover.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00076673
Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Holding Location: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 54087133
lccn - 2004229109
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With the start of the New
Year we are introducing
a new bi-monthly format
for InForm with the goal
of keeping members up to date on events and special offers
that enhance the experience of membership in the Harn
Museum of Art. The inside sheets of the publication, which
describe exhibitions and programs, are being produced
in large numbers for distribution within the University
and Gainesville communities. The outside sheets with
information of special interest to members are then added
to make up the publication InForm, which is mailed to
our members. The museum reaches far more people in a
cost-efficient way with this new format. This means that
we are directing more of your valuable membership dollars
to the exhibitions and programming that make the Harn
Museum one of the nation's top university art museums.
Keep an eye out in future issues of InForm for special offers
from the Museum Store, Camellia Court Caf6 and further
ways to enjoy your membership.

January also means the Harn Museum is opening the M Y 0O
exhibition that has been the focus of my scholarly research
since 1998 when I was a curator at the North Carolina
Museum of Art in Raleigh. Continuity and Change: Three
Generations of Ethiopian Artists, opening Jan. 23, tells
the story of modern and contemporary art in Ethiopia
from the 1940s to the present, focusing on the role of the
School of Fine Arts and Design in Addis Ababa. Art of
the Ethiopian Highlands, also opening Jan. 23, provides a
historical context for Continuity and Change. It showcases
for the first time the Museum's notable collection of works
created for use in Ethiopian Orthodox Christian churches.
In addition, other Ethiopian objects from the collection
are featured in the African Arts of Hcailhg and Divination
exhibition, which opens Feb. 20.

I hope you find that this new InForm format makes you
more aware of the museum's offerings. As a member, the
Harn belongs to you, and we look forward to hearing Ic
your feedback.

Rebecca Martin Nagy, Ph.D. 6

Featured Exhibition

Continuity and Change:
Three Generations of Ethiopian Artists
January 23, 2007 April 29, 2007
Continuity and Change: Three Generations of Ethiopian
Artists tells the story of modern and contemporary art
in Ethiopia from the 1940s to the present, with a focus
on those artists who were and are active in Addis Ababa
within the context of the political and social upheavals
of 20th century Ethiopia.

The first generation of artists included in the exhibition
benefited from the patronage of Emperor Haile Selassie.
He supported the education of artists in foreign academies
but also played a significant role in the establishment in
1957/58 of the Addis Ababa Fine Arts School where many
of the same artists eventually were employed as faculty.
A few of these teachers left Ethiopia in the early years
of the Derg (1974-1991), the repressive Marxist regime
of dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam, as did some of their
students. Other members of the second generation of
contemporary artists in Addis Ababa studied in Eastern
Bloc countries and returned to Ethiopia to teach or
pursue their careers during the Derg years. The youngest
artists in the exhibition, the third generation shaped by
the Addis Ababa Fine Arts School, studied and launched
their careers during the 16 years of relative freedom
and creative energy since the overthrow of Mengistu's
government in 1991. They are central players in the
vibrant and expanding art scene that characterizes Addis
Ababa in the first decade of the twenty-first century.

The fully illustrated exhibition catalogue includes essays
by Achamyeleh Debela, Heran Sereke-Brhan and
Shiferaw Bekele, Geta Mekonnen, Rebecca Martin Nagy
and Leah Niederstadt and catalogue entries by Rebecca
Martin Nagy with the assistance of Jaime Baird.

Major exhibition support is provided by Northern Trust
Bank with additional support from the Harn Museum's
Margaret J. Early Program Endowment, Harn Program
Endowment and 150th Anniversary Cultural Plaza
Endowment, and the State of Florida Division of Cultural
Affairs. Major support for the exhibition catalogue
comes from Dr. Madelyn Lockhart, the C. Frederick
and Aase B. Thompson Foundation, the John Early
Publications Endowment and the University of Florida
Office of Graduate Research, with additional support
from individual donors.


Support the Ham Museum

Happy New Year! Thanks to the individuals who took
advantage of the IRA rollover for end of year gifts to the
Harn Museum. These funds have created endowments
that will have lasting impact on programming for Harn
visitors. Consider the following summary and whether
an IRA rollover applies to you or someone you know:

Donor must be 70 /2 years or older
Rollover must go to qualified charitable
Distributions are allowed up to $100,000 per
individual's IRA
Legislation allows for donations in the 2007
tax year

If you have named the Harn Museum as a beneficiary
of your IRA at death, you will avoid income and estate
taxes on those funds. Now, by making a lifetime gift of
up to $100,000 from the IRA, you can also avoid income
tax and enjoy the true benefit of seeing those charitable
dollars at work during your lifetime.

I will be happy to discuss this window of opportunity
with our friends and members for whom this will be a
beneficial action. We are grateful for the gifts that come
in so many ways and make such a difference toward
the accomplishment of the museum's goals. Think
about what you would like to accomplish with your
philanthropy that would be meaningful to you and the
Harn Museum of Art.

Phyllis DeLaney, Director of Development

Boulder with Landscape and Imperial Inscription
Qing Dynasty, Qianlong reign (1736-1795)
5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) high
private collection
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