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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,
Harn Museum of Art
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
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Publication Date: May/June 2007
Frequency: quarterly
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Subject: Arts -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
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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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Volume ID: VID00004
Source Institution: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
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MUSEUM OF ART












Director's
Message

The excitement
surrounding the
opening of the
exhibition Cuba :
Avant-Garde:
Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber (C /1H i' on
May 29 helps to highlight the Harn Museum of Art's
commitment to collecting, exhibiting and interpreting
the work of Latin American artists. We are mindful of
the tremendous contribution of Latin American artists to
the rich cultural life of our state and of Florida's position
as a gateway between the United States and countries to
the south. We are pleased to honor and celebrate those
connections with special emphasis this summer. The
Cuban exhibition also provides another opportunity to
continue our partnership with the University of Florida's
outstanding Center for Latin American Studies in
presenting stimulating educational programs.

Currently installed in the museum's delightful Bob and
Nancy Magoon Garden are six whimsical and humorous
sculptures of dancers and animals by Colombian artist
Fernando Botero, on loan from a private Gainesville
collection. In the Cofrin Pavilion, visitors may experience
a remarkable installation by internationally-noted,
Argentinean-born artist and UF faculty member Sergio
Vega. And in IH,iii, ,from the Modern ( o1l/c tl'u we
are featuring two color lithographs by Mexican artist -
Rufino Tamayo as we continue to showcase the Ham's
small but growing collection of works by Latin American
modernists.

I look forward to seeing you at the museum's summer -. hag
programs. And don't miss the members' pARTy on Fridaye A oh
evening, June 15, which will have a festive Latin flair. e e ei

This addition of InForm also features the Harn Museum's
annual report for fiscal year 2005-2006, a year marked by
change, growth and success. As members and friends of -
the Harn, you are part of that success, and we invite you lc
to celebrate it with us. Take a look back at the milestones ehbtos
that marked this tremendous year, and a look forward at a *
future full of possibility. ** i

Sincerely,
Rebecca Martin Nagy, Ph.D.
Director 'a







Acquisitions


By Dulce Roman, Harn Museum Curator of Modern Art

The Harn Museum recently purchased a rare and beautiful
landscape painting, Afternoon Shadows (1891), by the
American Impressionist artist Theodore Robinson (1852-
1896). The acquisition for the modern collection was made
possible through funds provided by Michael A. and Donna
Singer. It will be exhibited for the first time at the Harn in June.

Robinson was one of many American artists who were
active in Giverny, France, where the father of French
Impressionism, Claude Monet, lived since 1883. As a result
of six extended visits to Giverny between 1887 and 1892,
Robinson enjoyed a warm and enduring relationship with
Monet and became one of his most significant American
followers. Upon his return to New York in 1892, Robinson
became an important teacher of Impressionist plein-air
painting at the Brooklyn Art School and the Pennsylvania
Academy of Fine Arts. Robinson longed for a return visit to
Giverny, but debilitating asthma made it impossible for him
to travel abroad after 1892.

The early 1890s marked the high point of Robinson's
incorporation of Impressionist style, including a fluid
handling of paint, varied palette, luminous color and
atmospheric effects. Afternoon Shadows was painted in
Giverny in the summer of 1891 under the direct influence
of Monet. This landscape depicts a stack of grain in a
meadow of vivid greens and yellows bordered by a line
of trees at the top. The deep shadows in the foreground
recede toward the sunlit boundary of the field, suggesting
early afternoon. Afternoon Shadows is one of a pair with
identical composition painted at different times of day and
thus relates to Monet's own haystack series of the 1880s
and 1890-91. A second version of Afternoon Shadows
in the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design,
Providence, depicts the same landscape view as the
meadow is transformed by the effects of light and shadow
in late afternoon.




















pictured, above:
Theodore Robinson, Afternoon Shadows, 1891, oil on canvas, 19 x 22 1/2 in. (48.3 x 57.2 cm.)
Museum purchase, funds provided by Michael A. and Donna Singer
pictured, top right:
Maria Madgelena Campos-Pons, Study for Elevata, 2002
Polaroid print, six prints each, 24 x 20.75 in. (61 x 52.7 cm.)
Courtesy of the artist and the Farber Collection
Cuba Avant-Garde: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Farber Collection







Support the Harn Museum
Trust: noun 1. Firm reliance on the integrity, ability or character of
a person or thing.
The Harn Museum of Art relies on the trust placed in
the institution by our members and friends. Donors
believe in the Ham's mission and programs and invest
accordingly.

Consider how you could make a commitment and rely
with confidence on the future of the Harn Museum of Art
through a form of trust. A Charitable Remainder Unitrust
requires a donor to irrevocably transfer money, securities
or both to a trust that pays income to the donor for life.
The trust can also provide income for a survivor (i.e., a
spouse) for life. Then trust assets become the property of
the Harn for a donor-designated purpose. Associated tax
benefits now and for your estate are worth considering.

A Charitable Lead Trust is a way for generous individuals
in high estate and gift tax brackets to benefit the Museum
and pass principal to family members with little or no
tax penalty. The donor irrevocably transfers assets to
a trust; the trust provides payments to the Harn for a
term of years; then the trust principal goes to children,
grandchildren or others with free or reduced federal gift
and estate taxes. This form of trust was authorized by the
federal tax law to encourage charitable gifts.

We invite your
reliance on the
integrity and ability .
of the Harn to gain
your trust to invest I /
in the Ham's future.
My planned giving
colleagues at the
UF Foundation and '
I will be happy to
illustrate possibilities
for consideration with your financial advisors.

Phyllis DeLaney, Director of Development
pdelaney@harn.ufl.edu

pictured, above:
John Marin, Boat, 1917, watercolor on paper, 12 1/4 x 15 1/2 in. (31.1 x 39.4 cm.)
Museum purchase and bequest of Ruth Pruitt Phillips


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