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from the director
This spring the Harn hosts an exhibition of dazzling kimono from a period when Japan began to embrace
modernization and welcome international cultural exchange. We are delighted to present Fashioning
Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan, which opened at London's Victoria and Albert Museum and
also has been shown at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Ringling Museum of Art. As the Samuel
P. Har Memorial Exhibition, Fashioning Kimono is sponsored locally by the AEC Trust.
On March 7, museum members and friends are invited to join us in celebrating the opening of both
Fashioning Kimono and Uncommon Glazes: American Art Pottery, 1880 1950, a selection of ceramics
from the same period with designs that reflect similar artistic influences half a world away. Please
encourage your friends to become members so that they can attend the pARTy and take advantage of
other membership privileges. Memberships will be available at the door March 7.
You may wish to learn more about Japanese kimono and American art pottery by attending some of the
lectures and gallery talks related to these spring exhibitions, as listed in this issue of InForm.
In keeping with our commitment to sustainability and in order to steward the museum's resources,
we have decided not to produce a print version of the Ham's annual report for fiscal year 2007-2008.
However, the annual report is available for viewing on the museum's Web site beginning March 1. There
you may read about the museum's collaborations with other UF
departments, major art acquisitions, plans for a new wing for
Asian art and other highlights of the past year.
We are particularly grateful for the support and friendship
of our members during challenging economic times. I am sn e a k ev w
confident that by working creatively together, we will continue
to realize the Ham's mission to promote the power of art to Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pioneer of American Abstraction
inspire and educate people and enrich their lives. June 16-September 6, 2009
Sincerely, Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pioneer of American Abstraction is a major retrospective celebrating
Rebecca Martin Nagy, Ph.D. the life and work of Esphyr Slobodkina (1908-2002), a pioneer in the development of abstract art
Director and a founding member of the American Abstract Artists group. Born in Siberia and raised in
remote industrial outposts, Slobodkina first learned design from her mother, a couture dressmaker,
and later studied at New York's National Academy of Design. Organized to coincide with the
centennial of Slobodkina's birth, the exhibition spans the artist's entire career, ranging from her
early artistic efforts of the 1920s to her final sculpture, completed in 2001 at age 93. The exhibition
includes more than 60 paintings, drawings and mixed media constructions that reflect Slobodkina's
unique style based in collage and assemblage. The exhibition is organized by the Slobodkina
Foundation in association with the Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York.
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Pictured top right with Rebecca:
This kimono is on display in the Bishop Study Center as a
part of the hands-on collection. Three kimono are available
for visitors to try on with assistance.
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Esphyr Slobodkina, Mural Sketch No.l, 1937
Oil on gessoed masonite
9.5 x 22.5 in. (24.1 x 57.2 cm.)
Harn Museum of Art Collection
Museum purchase, funds provided by the Caroline Julier
and James G. Richardson Art Acquisition Fund
Saturday, March 7, 6- 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a members-only preview of Fashioning
Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan, which
features nearly 100 exquisite kimono dated between
the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Wednesday After Work
Become a Business and Professional Friend
today and join us quarterly for Wednesdays
After Work. Admission is free for Harn Business
and Professional Friend members, $10 for Harn
household members and UF employees, and $15 for
March 25, 5:30 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy a special tour of Fashioning Kimono: Art
Deco and Modernism in Japan with Cofrin Curator
of Asian Art Jason Steuber.
June 24, 5:30 7:30 p.m.
Join us as we honor our Business and
Professional Friend of the Year.
Friday, April 17
This dinner is an exclusive benefit for members
at the Benefactor ($2,500) level. Upgrade your
membership level today to receive an invitation.
To receive more information about any of
the events listed above, e-mail Tracy Pfaff
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352.392.9826
Come for Dinner
Would you like to Come
for Dinner? Invitations
to the 2009 2010 Come
for Dinner benefit events
will be arriving in your
mailbox soon. The
menu of dinner options '
is sure to whet your
appetite and pique your
interest. Dinners are
hosted once a month in
beautiful homes across Guests enjoying Come for Dinner at the home of Lisa and Bob Jerry in January.
Gainesville, focus on a
current Har exhibition and feature a curator, artist or special guest. Reservations may be made for $150 per
person. Proceeds from these events support exhibitions at the Harn.
The Exhibition Circle is dedicated to supporting and promoting exhibitions presented by the Har Museum
of Art through hosting a Come for Dinner event or making an annual donation of $3,500. The generous
support of the Exhibition Circle provides the Har with a crucial source of spendable funds for exhibitions.
Please call Kelly Harvey at 352.392.9826 x2109 to discuss the opportunities available to help support
We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to last year's dinner hosts and founding members of the
Exhibition Circle. Their support has truly made a difference.
George and Elizabeth Bedell
Philip and Phyllis DeLaney
Gale and Virginia Ford
Peter and Lisa Gearen
Bob and Lisa Jerry
Bernie and Chris Machen
Paul and Rebecca Nagy
Peter and Dixie Neilson
Rick and Aase Thompson
To reserve your place at any of the Come for Dinner events listed below, e-mail Kelly Harvey at
email@example.com or call 352.392.9826 x2109.
Latin Persuasion hosted by H6ctor Puig and Dr. Yi Zhang-Puig
Thursday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.
Come for Dinner... enjoy Latin rhythms at the home of H6ctor Puig and Yi Zhang-Puig. Delight in the best
of pan-Latin cuisine from Emiliano's Caf6 and the music of Gilberto de Paz. Be inspired as you explore their
extensive art collection, which features Latin American Art.
Folk Art Fun hosted by Scott and Lisa Herndon
Thursday, May 7, 6:30 p.m.
Come for Dinner... meet collectors Scott and Lisa Herndon, whose historic Duck Pond home embraces
contemporary folk art. Enjoy a splendid evening amidst their lovingly assembled objects and meet their
special guest and personal art consultant, UF alumna Kathy Gibson.
Photographic Landscapes hosted by Roy Graham
Friday, June 26, 6:30 p.m.
Come for Dinner... celebrate the beauty of art and nature in the home of Roy Graham, University of Florida
Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Professor and fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Curator of
Photography Tom Southall will discuss the current exhibition of American photographic landscapes.
pARTicipate with the Harn across the Gator Nation and Around the World
Extensions of the local Come for Dinner series, Come for Cocktails are intimate benefit events held in art
galleries around the Gator Nation. To receive an invitation, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come for Cocktails
Joan Mirviss Gallery, New York City
Friday, March 13, 6 8 p.m.
Celebrate Asia Week in New York
with the Harn.
Come for Cocktails
Laurence Miller Gallery, New York City
Thursday, March 26, 6 8 p.m.
Join us at the Association of International
Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) Show.
Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan
The Samuel P. Ham Memorial Exhibition
March 8 May 17, 2009
The Samuel P. Harn Memorial 1
Exhibition Fashioning Kimono:
Art Deco and Modernism in
Japan celebrates Japanese
kimono created during the late
19th and early 20th centuries,
one of the most dynamic periods
in the history of Japan's national r
costume. The exhibition of
approximately 100 kimono includes
formal, semiformal and casual kimono
and kimono related garments. Fashioning
Kimono is organized into four main
Kimono, Men's Garments, Children
Garments and Women's Kimono.
Many of these garments reflect
historical continuity of designs and
techniques, while others exhibit
a dramatic shift from kimono
The exhibition begins by -A
focusing on the early 20th century,
the final era of the "living" kimono, that is, Womans kimono
when the kimono still remained the dress of choice for the majority Late Meiji early Taisho period, 1910s
Machine-spun pongee silk, plain weave
of people in Japan. It continues through the 1940s, when Western Stencilpainted warp andweft threads
clothes replaced the kimono for everyday wear, and the garment 56 x 49 in. (142 x 124.5 cm.)
assumed a largely formal and ceremonial meaning. Courtesy of the Montgomery
Collection, Lugano, Switzerland
The outstanding kimono featured in the exhibition are drawn from the internationally renowned
Montgomery Collection of Lugano, Switzerland. This exhibition is organized and circulated by
Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia. Fashioning Kimono is made possible locally by
the AEC Trust.
Landscape Perspectives: Highlights from the Photography Collection
March 10, 2009 August 30, 2009
This selection of photographs, dated from the 1860s to recent years, focuses on the collection's
growing strength of landscape photographs, which celebrate the beauty of the American landscape
and explore how human presence has transformed and often threatened our natural environment.
The exhibition encompasses a selection that is as varied as the terrain that the photographs depict.
The photographs from the Ham's collection are augmented by loans to the museum. They range
from early photographs by F. J. Haynes of the spectacular Yellowstone landscape to a recent
composite view by Mark Klett, showing how Tenaya Lake in Yosemite has been viewed and
reinterpreted by numerous photographers during the past 150 years.
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Uncommon Glazes: American Art Pottery,
Through September 13, 2009
Uncommon Glazes: American Art Pottery, 1880 1950
celebrates the beauty, variety and innovation of artistic
ceramics made in America from the late 19th to the mid
20th centuries. The period of industrial growth following
the Civil War led to an ever growing middle class who
wanted beautiful and well-made ceramics at affordable
prices. Art pottery-pottery used for decorating and not
for any practical function-played an important role in the
decoration of middle-class homes in America during the
late 19th and early 20th centuries. This exhibition presents
45 examples by the leading art potters of the period, such
as Rookwood, Wheatley, Roseville, Weller and Newcomb.
These examples are drawn from several private collections,
most notably that of Dr. Max Nickerson, a University of
Florida herpetologist who has been acquiring American
art pottery for the last 40 years, and the Two Red Roses
Foundation. This exhibition is organized by the Har
Museum of Art and
made possible by Jack
and Eileen Smith with
from the Eloise R.
Zanesville, Ohio (1892-1954)
Della Robbia Vase
17 x8 in. (43.2 x 20.3 cm.)
On loan from the Dana
Mark Klett, Holding Lake Mead, Hoover Dam; Raisingpower to Arizona; Across the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, 1985, gelatin silver prints, 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.) each
Museum purchase with funds provided by the David A. Cofrin Art Acquisition Endowment
Momentum: Contemporary Art from the Harn Collection
Through August 2, 2009
Momentum explores the notion of time as it is expressed in contemporary art,
focusing on enduring traditions, changing cultures and radical breaks. The
exhibition builds on ideas of time introduced by the French Annales School in the
mid and late 20th century. Advocates of the school suggested that history and
time, including geological history and the more immediate time of singular events,
unfolded in different modes and at different speeds. Thirty photographs by Andy
Warhol are featured in the exhibition. These works are a part of a recent gift of 150
of the artist's original Polaroid photographs and gelatin silver prints from the Andy
Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. New additions to the exhibition include
works by Xavier Veilhan, Charles Arnoldi and James Rosenquist. The exhibition
is sponsored locally by the Talking Phone Book with additional support from the
150th Anniversary Cultural Plaza Endowment.
Highlights from the Modern Collection
This exhibition presents highlights from the museum's holdings of modern American,
European and Latin American art spanning the mid-19th century through the first
half of the 20th century. Featured works include landscapes, city views, mural
studies, portraits, figural studies and sculpture by more than 40 artists. In addition,
the exhibition includes a special area devoted to works on paper, such as charcoal
and pencil drawings, pastels and watercolors. Among the artists represented are
19th-century artists Claude Monet, Theodore Robinson and Auguste Rodin, and
20th-century artists Milton Avery, George Bellows, Charles Burchfield, Suzy
Frelinghuysen, Albert Gallatin, Childe Hassam, Gaston Lachaise, Reginald Marsh,
Georgia O'Keeffe, Raphael Soyer and Hale Woodruff. Made possible by the Eloise R.
Chandler Program Endowment.
Highlights from the Asian Collection
The Harn Museum's Asian art collection is divided into three geographically
defined sub-collections: Chinese art, Japanese and Korean art, and Indian,
Himalayan and Southeast Asian art. This ongoing exhibition presents a selection
of significant works from all three sub-collections representing a broad range of
historical periods and genres. Ceramics and sculpture are especially prominent in
the displays, which also include bronzes, jades, lacquers, cloisonne enamels and
paintings. The objects on view represent only a fraction of the Harn Museum's
total Asian collection, which is one of the largest and finest Asian art collections in
the southeastern United States. New works of art are periodically rotated into the
exhibition to keep it fresh and interesting. Made possible by the Eloise R. Chandler
Art for All Occasions: Collectors in China, Japan and Korea is a new installation
composed of exquisite works from the Har Museum of Art's Asian art holdings
and loans from distinguished local collections. The installation presents views about
how traditional collectors of Asian art gathered, studied and lived with their works
of art. Organized into three distinct yet interrelated sections, Art for All Occasions
juxtaposes various types of art to explore collecting activities in China, Japan and
Korea. Whether the work is an ancient bronze, fine porcelain or a painting, the
common theme that emerges is that collectors thoughtfully interacted with their
collected works during their lifetimes.
Between the Beads:
Reading African Beadwork
Through Summer 2009
The exhibition focuses on the
many ways that African beadwork
"speaks" in a visually coded
language to convey thoughts about
personal relationships, family ties,
wealth, religious beliefs, and social
and political standing. Between
the Beads illuminates the historical
and cultural contexts of bead use, ....
meaning and production, showing
how beads of many materials,
colors, sizes and shapes have
embellished the human body
and have been used in sculptural
displays. The exhibition showcases
approximately 100 works, including
personal adornment, masks and
sculpture from the museum's Xhosa people, South Africa
collection and private collections. Forked Apron (iinkciya)
The exhibition is the result of Glass beads, sinew, leather
collaboration between Curator of 14 x 6.75 in.(35.6x 17.1 cm.)
collaboration between Curator f n loan from Daniel and Dori Rootenberg,
African Art Susan Cooksey and JacarandaTribal Gallery, NewYork
Assistant Professor of Art History
Dr. Victoria Rovine. Students in Rovine's Clothing and Textiles in Africa
class conducted research about the objects in the exhibition. Their
interpretive text is used in Between the Beads and featured on the
exhibition Web site, which was developed with the UF Digital Library
Center; Katerie Gladdys, assistant professor of digital media; Lourdes
Santamaria Wheeler, digital production supervisor; and Katherine
McGonigle, digital media graduate student and Har Museum of Art intern.
You may visit the Web site at www.harn.ufl.edu/beadwork. This exhibition
is made possible by a gift from a generous donor with additional support
from the Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart Endowment for Focus Exhibitions.
Highlights from the African Collection
The exhibition showcases the best of the Ham's African collection, one
of the largest African art collections in the Southeast, drawing attention
to some recent acquisitions not previously exhibited at the Harn. The
exhibition emphasizes the historical and geographical diversity and
a range of mediums now well-represented in the collection, including
wood sculpture, masquerades, ceramics, textiles, metalwork (including
jewelry) and architectural elements. The exhibition also focuses on works
by identified artists or hands, including works by Osei Bonsu, Ubah of
Usufoia, Olowe of Ise and Agbonbiofe Adesina. Made possible by the Harn
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Dr. Max Nickerson, Art Collector and Curator of
Herpetology, Florida Museum of Natural History
Sunday, March 22, 3 p.m.
"Uncommon Glazes: American Art Pottery,
Join long-time collector of ceramic art Max
Nickerson for an insider's look into the world of
collecting ceramics. His gallery talk will explore the
beauty and variety of the pieces on display, many of
which are on loan from his personal collection.
Tom Southall, Curator of Photography
Saturday, April 18, 12:30 p.m.
"Valuing Our Backyards, Not Just Our
Join Southall as he explores how works in Landscape
Perspectives: Highlights from the Photography
Collection reveal the beauty of the natural world and
expose the sometimes tumultuous nature of human
interactions with the land. He will also discuss the
challenge for photographers to idealize or criticize
people's relationship with their environment.
Harn Eminent Scholar Lectures
Organized by the School of Art and Art History
through the Harn Eminent Scholar Endowment and
co-sponsored by the Harn Museum of Art.
Dr. Charles Green, Associate Professor of Art
History, University of Melbourne
Thursday, March 19, 6 p.m.
"Official War Artists in Iraq and Afghanistan:
Committed Irretrievably to Chance: Suddenly
Things Cease to Obey"
Green was selected as Australia's official war
photographer and accompanied the Australian
armed forces to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is an
artist, art critic and art historian specializing in
the history of international and Australian art after
1960 with a particular focus on photography, post
object and post-studio art. His books, "Peripheral
Vision: Contemporary Australian Art 1970-94"
and "The Third Hand: Artistic Collaborations
from Conceptualism to Post-Minimalism," have
contributed to the understanding of artistic
collaborations and contemporary international and
Bai Ming, Professor of Ceramics, Fine Arts
Academy of Tsinghua University
Thursday, April 2, 5 p.m.
Bai is a renowned ceramic artist, painter, ceramic
art theorist and educator. He has held six large solo
art exhibitions and participated in hundreds of
domestic and international exhibitions and academic
exhibitions. Bai teaches at the College of Fine Arts of
Tsinghua University, where the UF Center in Beijing
is currently located. He is also the artistic director of
China Ceramic Art Net and executive chief editor of
China Ceramist. In addition, he is a visiting professor
at Hubei University of Technology and Guangxi Art
Institute and guest editor of the Jiangxi Fine Arts
Publishing House. In 2004, he was awarded the Great
Contribution on Promoting Modern Ceramic Art
Award by the China Ceramic Industry Association.
Organized with the Asian Studies Program.
Lecture and Book Signing
Annie Van Assche, Curator and Catalogue
Editor of "Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and
Modernism in Japan "
Sunday, March 8, 3 p.m.
"The Kimono and Western Dress in the Early 20th
Century: A Revolution in Fashion"
This lecture highlights Parisian fashion designers'
infatuation with and application of the kimono's
straight-line cut to Western dress in the early
20th century. The kimono reached a high point in
popularity with the meisen fashion trend, made
possible by technological advances in dyes and
silk spinning that allowed for brighter and bolder
designs. The result was readily available, inexpensive
silk kimono with modern designs that reflected
the mood of the times. The exhibition catalogue is
available for purchase in the Harn Museum Store.
Lecture and Demonstration
Shozo Sato, Professor Emeritus, University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Monday, March 16, 4 p.m.
Come to explore the rituals and seasonal elements
incorporated into a traditional Japanese tea
ceremony. Sato, a Japanese tea ceremony master,
will present a lecture and demonstration focused on
this time-honored art. This program is presented in
conjunction with the School of Art and Art History.
Melissa Rinne, Curator of Japanese Art, Asian
Art Museum, San Francisco
Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m.
Learn about the significant role of the seasons in the
structure of kimono. Rinne will explore the details
of seasonal kimono, focusing on summer kimono in
Dr. Taylor Stein, UF Professor of Ecotourism;
Ben Martinkus, UF Visiting Assistant Professor
of Photography; and Dr. Rick Stepp, UF
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latin
Monday, April 13, 5 p.m.
"Landscape: Images and Experience"
Join this panel of UF professors from a variety
of disciplines for an engaging look at some of
the political aspects of imaging landscapes. The
discussion will focus on the intersections and
rifts between images and actual landscapes while
raising intriguing questions about the beauty and
sustainability of the natural world.
Alachua County Student Art Exhibition
April 23 May 17
The work of talented Alachua County fifth-graders
will be on display in the Chandler Auditorium. The
exhibition represents the culmination of a year
of study, including the use of Educator Resource
Units in the classroom, a guided visit to the Harn
and the creation of student art reflecting the entire
experience. This event is a partnership with Florida
Arts and Culture, Division of Cultural Affairs.
Alachua County Student Art Exhibition
Opening Night Reception
Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Join us for the awards ceremony where the
emerging artists whose work is featured in the
Alachua County Student Art Exhibition receive
awards from their teachers.
Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 18, 12:30 4 p.m.
Join us at the Har Museum of Art and the Florida
Museum of Natural History for our annual Earth Day
Celebration. In addition to the programs below, local
businesses will have booths where they will offer
information about environmental topics and energy
efficiency. Performances are planned throughout the day.
Visit our Web site for a full schedule of events.
12:30 p.m., Gallery Talk
Harn Curator of Photography Tom Southall will discuss
"Valuing Our Backyards, Not Just Our National Parks"
during his gallery talk exploring Landscape Perspectives:
Highlights from the Photography Collection.
1 4 p.m., Family Day
Bring the children and enjoy plein air painting with a guest
artist in celebration of Earth Day. No need to register, just
drop in! This program is designed for all ages.
Children ages 2-5 and their parents learn about art by
touring Har galleries, exploring art materials, books,
games and age-appropriate concepts. Themes are listed
with upcoming dates below. Please register three days in
advance with Lisa Stevens by calling 352.392.9826 x2112
or e-mailing Istevens@harn.ufl.edu.
Tot Time and Family Days are made possible by a
generous grant from the Wachovia Foundation.
Friday, March 6, 11 a.m. noon
Tuesday, March 31, 3:30- 4:30 p.m.
Friday, April 3, 11 a.m. noon
Outside In: Nature in Art
Tuesday, April 28, 3:30 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m. 2 p.m.
MindSight is an initiative of the Gator Lions Club that is
hosted annually at the Har Museum of Art. The goal
of the event is to provide the opportunity for people to
experience art through senses other than sight. Local
artists and UF students provide works of art that can be
examined through touch, with verbal descriptions given by
student guides and the artists themselves. We invite both
sighted and persons with limited or no sight to participate
in this experience. For more information contact Shelly
Flanagan by mailing email@example.com. To learn more
about volunteer opportunities, contact Allysa Browne at
352.392.9826 x2149 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ei- ,n.d .rs Studio Class
To register, please call to check class occupancy and then send a check for all fees with your
name, address, phone number and e mail address to: Harn Museum of Art, Attn. Mary Yawn, P.O.
Box 112700, Gainesville, FL 32611. Make checks payable to the University of Florida. For more
information call 352.392.9826 x2112 or e mail Istevens@harn.ufl.edu.
Artist/Instructor: Linda Pence
Six Thursdays: April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 14, 21
10 a.m. noon
$130 ($115 members)
Limited to 16 students, beginner to intermediate
Registration deadline: April 6
Learn the fundamentals of watercolor technique and materials with artist and well known instructor,
Linda Pence. Practice paint application, color mixing and achieving correct values. Explore the
history of watercolor painting and its place in gallery and museum collections today.
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The Harn Museum of Art would like to recognize the following students who were awarded
internships for the spring academic term. For information about the Harn Museum's internship
program, visit www.harn.ufl.edu. The deadline to submit applications for 2009 summer and fall
term internships is March 2.
Curatorial Education Museum Store Registration
Alan Gutierrez Claire Beach Megan Willis Nicole Dankers
Lynne Loewenthal Christina Kwan
Kimberly Menninger Ethel Villafranca Finance and Visitor Services
Tram Mai Tran Operations Rachelle Andone
Gianina Valle Marketing and Public Ashley Cavett Xiangxin Bao
Relations Joshua Epelbaum Jessie Brown
Development Anika Khan Katie Heroux Stephanie Gagliardo
Karin Dillie Kristen McIntosh Karuna Sze Ngar Tsang Ligia Herrera
Odette Rivera Darcy Strobel Megan Kosinski
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Spring is a busy time for the museum throughout the Gator Nation. As the University of Florida's official art museum,
the Harn works actively in Gainesville and around the country to provide exhibitions and programs that weave the
work of the museum into the academic life of the university while simultaneously including the community. The
perfect example of a shared university and community museum, the Harn offers programs that are thoughtfully
envisioned and implemented to serve a broad audience while remaining true to its mission.
Beyond Gainesville lies a thriving art world with thousands of University of Florida alumni. The Har works with
alumni and friends throughout the country to advance the museum's work. The museum will soon celebrate its
20th year, and those who benefitted from the Ham's exhibitions and programs during their academic careers at the
University of Florida are contributing their voices and their resources to support the work of the Harn.
This spring the Har will offer events in New York and Chicago, increasing awareness about the work and the needs
of the museum. These events will be hosted in art galleries and during art fairs. Designed to meet new friends and
thank those who have demonstrated generosity toward the museum, these events are fine opportunities to expand the
reputation of the Harn. These events will be publicized in InForm. Please join us if you can.
Join the team and support your art museum through membership, gifts of membership to your friends and family,
purchases in the museum store, gifts to the Annual Fund, establishment of a bequest, or direction of memorial gifts to
the museum. And don't forget gifts of property and stock. Your potential for deductions could be important for you
during this year, and we are eager to discuss all of the ways that you can help the Har fulfill its mission, joining our
generous Gainesville friends and the growing base of support among alumni throughout the Gator Nation.
Director of Development
Students Receive Internship Awards
The Harn Museum of Art is pleased to announce the recipients of three
prestigious internship awards.
Nicole Dankers was awarded the Dixie Neilson Museum Studies Registration Award
for spring 2009. Dankers is pursuing a Master of Arts in library science from Florida
State University and has completed museum studies courses at the University
of Florida. The Neilson Internship is awarded once a year to graduate students
earning Master of Arts degrees or certificates in museum studies. This internship
focuses on aspects of registration at the Harn Museum and is overseen by the
Harn Museum of Art registrar. We are grateful to Peter and Dixie Neilson for their
generosity and vision in providing students with this museum career development
Xia Wang, the recipient of the Criser Award for spring 2009, is pursuing a Master of
Arts in public relations and will be working with the visitor services department.
The Criser Internship is available to University of Florida graduate students and
undergraduate seniors who complete their internships during the fall and spring
semesters. Recipients may be majoring in any field of academic preparation.
The Criser Internship may be presented to an intern in the administration,
curatorial, development, education, registration, or marketing and public relations In
departments. The Harn is grateful for the generosity of Paula and Marshall Criser
for their vision and commitment in providing this opportunity for deserving UF students.
The Annual Fund appeal will be in
your mailbox at the end of March.
A donation to the Annual Fund is
given in addition to your annual
membership. These funds support
the greatest needs of the museum.
Now more than ever, gifts to the
Annual Fund, which are 100% tax
deductible, will support the budgetary
needs of the Harn. Thank you for your
membership and thank you, if you
are able, for further supporting the
museum through the Annual Fund.
wardees, from left, Nicole Dankers, Xia Wang and Christina Kwan
Alan Gutierrez and Christina Kwan were awarded the Langley Award from the College of Fine Arts for spring 2009. Gutierrez is pursuing a BFA degree with a major in
sculpture and a minor in art history This semester he is assisting the curator of photography with research and collection and exhibition development. Kwan is pursuing
a BFA with a major in drawing and a minor in art history. This will be Kwan's second internship at the Harn Museum, and she will be assisting the coordinator for
school and family programs in the education department. The E. Robert Langley Internship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full time in the
University of Florida's School of Art and Art History during the spring and summer terms.
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University of Florida, Har Museum of Art
PO Box 112700
Gainesville, Florida 32611 2700
352.392.9826 I 352.392.3892 fax
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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department '4
of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts
Cou ncil, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
MARCH I APRIL 2009
PERMIT NO 94