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Title: Inform magazine
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from the director

On a sunny spring day in Gainesville, the University of
Florida held the ceremonial groundbreaking for a new
wing for the Har Museum of Art. This 25,000-square
foot, three-story structure, slated for completion in late I
2010, will be dedicated to the exhibition, study and
conservation of Asian art. We are deeply grateful to Dr.
David and Mrs. Mary Ann Cofrin, the generous donors
who have made this addition to the Har possible,
and to their five children, who were present on this
festive day to demonstrate their commitment and
support for a project dear to their parents. University of
Florida President Bernie Machen spoke enthusiastically
of his belief in the vital importance of the arts and
particularly the Har Museum of Art to the intellectual
and cultural life of the University of Florida and our
wider community. As President Machen stated with
great eloquence, in a time of economic crisis and
budget retrenchment, the construction of this new wing
at the museum demonstrates the university's firm belief
in a vibrant and progressive future for the University of
Florida, of which the Har is an integral part.

The Ham's new Asian wing will showcase the
museum's strong and growing collection of art from
China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia. It will
be a center for research and scholarship on the history,
literature, religion and visual arts of Asia by faculty,
staff and visiting scholars. As the nations of Asia
become increasingly influential players on the global
stage, it is essential that our country develop a deeper
and more nuanced understanding of their societies and
cultures. At the same time, beautiful and exquisitely
crafted works of art will delight and inspire visitors of
all ages and diverse backgrounds.

Like other museums throughout Florida and the nation, the Har Museum is facing financial challenges
as a result of many factors, including loss of endowment value, increased competition for shrinking grant
dollars and state budget cuts, to name a few. The museum staff has been creative in finding ways to reduce
costs without negatively impacting the fulfillment of our mission or reducing service to our members and
visitors. As we work together to remain positive and productive in these challenging times, the construction
of the new wing for Asian art is truly a sign of hope for the future and cause for celebration.

Rebecca Martin Nagy, Ph.D.

InForm is now available in digital format. If you wish to receive a PDF of this document by e-mail instead of a paper
copy, please send an e-mail to membership@harn.ufl.edu.

The Har is now offering a quarterly e-mail announcement just for members. This e-mail will be filled with updates
about the new Asian wing, special articles by curators and store promotions in addition to your membership discount.
Send your contact information and e-mail address to membership@harn.ufl.edu if you would like to receive this new
membership benefit.

Art, Media and Material Witness:
Contemporary Art from the Harn
Museum Collection
August 25, 2009 August 1, 2010

Art, Media and Material Witness explores the
relationship between artists and the historical, political
and social challenges of their time. The exhibition
proposes the artist as a material witness, defined as
"a witness whose testimony is both relevant to the
matter at issue and required in order to resolve the
matter." Questions that emerge include: What is the
form of artistic testimony? What is the significance
of art in society's discourse? Is art essential? What
can art resolve? Can art change the way we think or
imagine our world?

Twenty-five artists from Africa, Latin America and
the United States engage with these important issues
through a variety of media. The exhibition features
several new acquisitions and important loans. The
featured works give compelling testimonies about the
issues and conditions of their unique time and place
in the world. Some challenge political circumstances
through irony and humor and question the potential of
utopian aspirations. Others explore the tension between
nature and humanity and unsettle concepts of the
"natural." Lastly, the works question and reflect on
historical representations of culture and identity.
The exhibition is made possible by the 150th
Anniversary Cultural Plaza Endowment.

Kehinde Wiley, American, born 1977
Dogon Couple, 2008, oil on canvas
96 x84 in. (243.8 x213.4 cm.)
Museum purchase, funds provided by the David A.
Cofrin Art Acquisition Endowment
Kehinde Wiley, Courtesy Deitch Projects.


Members pARTy
Friday, October 9, 6 8:30 p.m.
Join us for a members pARTy celebrating the opening of
the 45th Annual Faculty Art Exhibition, featuring works
by UF School of Art and Art History studio faculty.

Help us grow our membership; bring a friend
to join at the door!

Wednesday After Work
Wednesday, June 24, 5:30 7:30 p.m.
Join us as we honor our Business and Professional Friend
of the Year. For more information about Wednesdays
After Work, contact Tracy Pfaff at 352.392.9826 x2154
or e-mail tpfaff@harn.ufl.edu.

Continue the Conversation

Interested in making reservations for
dinner after a Har event? Continue the
conversation at these local restaurants that
support the Harn.



caf L

Alessandro Ristorante
4212 NW 16th Blvd.

Emiliano's Cafe
7 SE First Ave.

3445 West University Ave.

New Deal Cafe
3445 West University Ave.

Ti Amo
12 SE Second Ave.

Dr. Vasudha Narayan, Annie Van Assche and Jason Steuber enjoy the company of Albert and Alberta
while viewing Fashioning Kimono at the March 7 members pARTy

Come for Dinner
The 2009 2010 series has begun! Haven't made your reservations yet? Seats are still available for many
of the upcoming dinners; however, they are going fast. Reservations may be made for $150 per person.
Call Kelly Harvey today at 352.392.9826 x2109 to reserve your place at the table.

A special thank you to George and Elizabeth Bedell, Franci Stavropoulos, and Hector Puig and Yi Zhang
Puig for hosting the March and April dinners.

Folk Art Fun hosted by Scott and Lisa
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 amid 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.

An African Adventure hosted by Har
Museum Director Rebecca Nagy
Wednesday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.
Come for Dinner... join Curator
of African Art Susan Cooksey for
delectable African-inspired cuisine
and stimulating conversation about
the Ham's African art collection.
Be the first to hear about upcoming
exhibitions while dining at the
home of the museum's director,
Rebecca Nagy.

The Exhibition Circle
Want to become a member of the Ham's Exhibitions Circle by
hosting a dinner in your home? We are accepting potential host
applications now for the 2010 -2011 Come for Dinner series.
By hosting a dinner, you will help to support exhibitions at the
Har and will receive gift-in-kind tax deductible credit through
the University of Florida Foundation. To submit your name for
consideration and find out more about this opportunity, please
call Kelly Harvey at 352.392.9826 x2109.




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Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pioneer of American Abstraction
June 16 September 6, 2009
Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pioneer of American Abstraction is a major
retrospective celebrating the life and work of Esphyr Slobodkina (1908 2002),
a pioneer in the development of abstract art 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 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,

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Landscape Perspectives: Highlights
from the Photography Collection
Through 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. The exhibition is made
possible by the Sidney Knight Foundation.

... .. .

Mark Klett, Campsite reached by boat through watery canyons, Lake Powell 8/20/83, 1983
Gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)
Museum purchase with funds provided by the David A. Cofrin Art Acquisition Endowment

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, and is curated by Dr. Sandra Kraskin. The exhibition
is made possible locally by an anonymous donor with additional support from
the Eloise R. Chandler Program Endowment.

Esphyr Slobodkina
Mural Sketch No.1, 1937
Oil on gessoed masonite
9.5 x 22.5 in. (24.1 x 57.2 cm.)
Museum purchase, funds
provided by the Caroline
Julier and James G.
Richardson Art Acquisition

Bottom right
Woman's kimono
Taisho period, 1912 1926
S. Machine spun pongee silk,
plain weave
Stencil printed warp threads
58.5 x46.5 in. (148.5 x 11 cm.)
Courtesy of the Montgomery
Collection, Lugano

Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan
The Samuel P. Harn Memorial Exhibition
Through May 17, 2009
The Samuel P. Ham Memorial 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 costume. The exhibition of approximately 100
kimono includes formal, semiformal and casual kimono and kimono related
garments. Many of these garments reflect historical continuity of designs
and techniques, while
others exhibit a dramatic
shift from kimono

The exhibition begins
by focusing on the early
20th century, the final
era of the "living" kimono,
that is, when the kimono still
remained the dress of choice
for the majority of people ir
Japan. It continues through
the 1940s, when Western
clothes replaced the kimono
for everyday wear, and
the garment assumed
a largely formal and
ceremonial meaning.

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. The
exhibition is made possible locally by the AEC Trust.


Uncommon Glazes: American Art Pottery, 1880 1950
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 additional support from the Eloise R. Chandler
Program 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 made
possible locally by the Talking Phone Book with additional support from the
150th Anniversary Cultural Plaza Endowment.

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
collection and private collections. The exhibition is the result of collaboration
between Curator of African Art Susan Cooksey and 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. The 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
Through July 5, 2009
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. The exhibition is made
possible by the Harn Program Endowment.


Unknown manufacturer, American, milk pitcher and tray, c. 1900s
White clay with silver overlay, 4.5 x 4.75 in. (11.4 x 12.1 cm.) .5 x 6 in. (1.3 x 15.2 cm.)
On loan from the Nickerson Collection
Uncommon Glazes: American Art Pottery, 1880 1950

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.

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. The exhibition is made possible
by the Eloise R. Chandler Program 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. The exhibition is made possible
by the Eloise R. Chandler Program Endowment.

Tot Time
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 mailing Istevens@harn.ufl.edu. Tot Time is
made possible by a generous grant from the Wachovia

Outside In: Nature in Art
Friday, May 1, 11 a.m. noon

Same and Different
Tuesday, May 26, 3:30
Friday, June 5, 11 a.m. -

Looking at Line
Tuesday, June 30, 3:30

4:30 p.m.

-4:30 p.m.

Gallery Talk
Jason Steuber, Cofrin Curator of Asian Art
Sunday, May 3, 3 p.m.
"Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan"
Explore the dynamic world of kimono created in the early to mid-20th century as Jason Steuber explains
the styles, types and uses of various kimono, including traditional/transitional kimono, men's garments,
children's garments and women's kimono.

Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer, Executive Director of the Slobodkina Foundation
Sunday, June 21, 3 p.m.
Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer, who served as Esphyr Slobodkina's personal assistant for seven years, will give a
lecture complementing Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pioneer of American Abstraction. Drawn from first-hand
knowledge, the stories and information presented in the lecture will provide a unique, intimate perspective
on the life and art of the artist. Slobodkina's late-life achievements, energy, spirit and unwavering work ethic
offer inspiration to audiences of all ages. Refreshments will be served following the lecture.

Weekend Tours
Saturday, 11 a.m.
Have questions about works of art at the Ham
Museum? Knowledgeable docents wearing "ask me"
ribbons will be available in the galleries to engage in
informal conversations and answer questions about the
works on view.

Saturday and Sundays, 2 p.m.
Drop in for a docent led tour to explore current
exhibitions and new installations, gaining valuable
insight into both new and familiar works of art.

Exhibition Spotlight Tours
Join a knowledgeable docent for an in depth look at a
F.. particular exhibition or collection area. This is a great
experience following lunch at the Camellia Court Caf6.

Sunday, May 3, 2 p.m.
Highlights from the African Collection

Sunday, May 17, 2 p.m.
Highlights from the Asian Collection

Sunday, June 7, 2 p.m.
Momentum: Contemporary Art from the Harn Collection

Sunday, June 21, 2 p.m.
Uncommon Glazes: American Art Pottery, 1880 1950

Family Day
Bring the children and enjoy hands-on art activities that
complement a family-friendly gallery experience. No need
to register, just drop in! This program is designed for all
ages. Family Day is made possible by a generous grant
from the Wachovia Foundation.

Saturday, June 20, 1-4 p.m.
Join us for a tour of Rediscovering Slobodkina: A
Pioneer of American Abstraction. Afterward, children
will create their own collages inspired by the works on
display. At 2:30 p.m., there will be a special performance
in the gallery by storyteller Ann Marie Mulhearn Sayer, a
friend of Slobodkina.

2009 Summer Teacher Institute
July 19, 20 and 21
The 2009 Summer Teacher Institute offers professional
development based on the extensive art collection at
the Harn Museum. Past participants know that you
shouldn't miss this energizing workshop! The intensive
three-day institute offers Florida educators the
opportunity to deeply investigate visual art, work with
regional artists and conceptualize authentic classroom
connections to use with their students. All participants
receive copies of the Ham's resource materials, which
are aligned with selected Sunshine State Standards
and support interdisciplinary themes. Registration is
$75 and is limited to the first 25 registrants. For more
information, call Bonnie Bernau, director of education,
at 352.392.9826 x2113 or e-mail bernaub@ufl.edu.


Summer Art Camps

Children, Ages 7 12
Artist/Instructor: Nicole Reno
July 6 10
1:30 4:30 p.m.
$140 ($119 members)
Limited to 25 students
Registration deadline: May 29
Children will use their sketchbooks as
passports and travel through the galleries
to learn about art and different cultures
from around the world. Creating work of
their own, children will learn about mixed
media artwork and collage.

Teens, Ages 13 18
Artist/Instructor: Nicole Reno
July 13 17
1:30 4:30 p.m.
$140 ($119 members)
Limited to 25 students
Registration deadline: May 29
Sign up for Summer Art Camp at the Harn
Museum of Art, where students will learn the
fundamentals of art and design in a creative and
inspiring environment. Students will explore the
galleries, research artists and cultures and create
their own mixed-media work.



mother's day
with thoughtful gifts
from the Ham
Museum of Art Store.

Give Mom a unique, handmade birthstone necklace.
These gemstone necklaces are made by local artist Sally
Stein and range in price from $30 to $70.


The network of art museums is an excellent collegial resource. We share the same principals and ideals and with similar words we affirm our mission and vision,
demonstrating with passion our commitment to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret exemplary works of art. With the same passion we seek visionary growth by
inspiring donors in our fundraising efforts. Recently, Rebecca forwarded to me the Arkansas Art Center's beautiful brochure with a message to members from Nan
Plummer, executive director. Her message inspires me and affirms thoughts I want to convey. I enjoyed a phone conversation with Nan and thanked her for allowing
this reprinting of a timely message:

"Art museums are paradoxical places-at once boldly innovative and intrinsically conservative. People sometimes assume that museum workers are all artistic,
creative, freewheeling. Well, some of us are, most of the time, and most of us are, some of the time. We certainly treasure and promote creativity-it's our mission.
But part of that effort is sustaining our covenant relationship with the art in our collections-it's your art, actually. We are required to keep it in pristine condition
forever. We also have a perpetual responsibility to show that art to you, help you learn about it and grow the numbers of 'you.' This is a delicate balancing act, and it
makes us both inventive and very, very careful.

This hybrid habit of mind is quite useful in an economic downturn. We are always extremely cautious with money-it's your money, actually. Although what
we hope you see in our galleries and programs is always of high quality, without a hint of skimping, we are cost-conscious no matter what the Index of Leading
Economic Indicators is saying. Financially we are creative in a pessimistic way, planning for the worst but making sure you don't notice. Meanwhile, on the artistic
side, we are always looking for the best art, exhibitions and experiences we can afford. You value these things, or there would be no Arts Center after 45 years and
a half a dozen downturns. Being ready for anything includes looking out for both obstacles and opportunities.

So while we look for ways to keep expenses to a minimum, we are planning World of the Pharaohs, the biggest exhibition in our history, for 2009-10. While we
reach out to Children's Theatre patrons by text message the minute tickets go on sale, we are having serious, one-on-one conversations with our most devoted
supporters about making planned gifts to the Arts Center in their wills. And while we repeatedly re-project our budgets to reflect the changing economic landscape,
we are also planning with our talented, hardworking volunteers for the most ambitious Tabriz ever, so that we can grow our collection and education programs in
the years to come. All economic downturns end. But art museums, and your Arts Center, are here forever. Thanks for your support, which makes it so."

Ellen A. Plummer, Executive Director, Arkansas Art Center. Reprinted with permission.

Visit the Arkansas Art Center Web site, and the Web sites of other museums around the country to discover the dedication of our fellow institutions and to understand
the strides we are all making to share these institutions with generations to come, regardless of the economic landscape.

Phyllis DeLaney, Director of Development

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Museum Breaks Ground for Asian Art Wing
Marking the beginning of a new era of growth at the Harn Museum of
Art, University of Florida President Bernie Machen, Dr. and Mrs. David
A. Cofrin and other guests, celebrated the groundbreaking for the Asian I R
art wing April 9. The ceremony featured remarks by President Bernie
Machen and Rebecca Nagy, Harn Museum director. E D ':

"The Harn is an essential component not just of our cultural offerings,
but our scholarship, our status as a research university and our
intellectual soul," said Machen.

Planned for the northwest side of the museum, the 25,000 square foot left to right: Mary Ann P Cofrin, David H. Cofrin, Dr. David A. Cofrin,Gladys G.Cofrin, PaigeW. Cofrin,
addition will have three levels featuring 6,000 square feet of Asian art MaryAnn HarnCofrinand Edith D. Cofrin
gallery space, an upper level for curatorial and museum activities, and
art storage and conservation space for the Asian collections. An Asian
garden will be accessible from the west side of the new wing. The
anticipated date of completion for the project is fall 2010, and the public
opening is scheduled for spring 2011.

The addition is funded in part by a generous $10 million gift to the
University of Florida from Dr. and Mrs. David A. Cofrin. The University
of Florida will match the gift for a total project cost of $20 million.

For updates about construction progress, visit the Building News section
of the Harn Museum of Art Web site.
Rendering of Asian art winq by Kha Le-Huu & Partners


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