Bea Nettles, Life's Lessons: A Mother's
Journal Highlights from the Photography
March 16 September 26, 2010
This solo exhibition features a major gift to the Harn
collection, a complete body of work by University of
Florida alumna Bea Nettles. Nettles is known for her
innovative artist books and technical experimentation.
The exhibition features a series of 46 photographs, mainly
large-scale Polaroids created by Nettles for her 1990
book, "Life's Lessons: A Mother's Journal." In this highly
personal and often poignant series, the rewards, challenges
and responsibilities of parenting are explored. The series
incorporates portraiture and a wide range of artifacts from
daily family life. The exhibition is made possible by the
Sidney Knight Endowment.
The arrival of 2010 marks the beginning of a year of celebration for the Harn as we
commemorate the 20th anniversary of the museum's opening. Although two decades is very
young for a museum, we are proud of what the Harn has accomplished in this short time, thanks
to the amazing support and generosity of many donors, members, volunteers and friends
together with hardworking and dedicated staff members.
To learn or reminisce about the Ham's opening on September 22, 1990, and other important
milestones in the museum's history, see the timeline on the museum's Web site,
www.harn.ufl.edu. The timeline features images and press clippings that bring these events
Notice the bold new logo that we are rolling out for the first time with this issue of InForm
as one way to signal a year of special events and celebrations in honor of the museum's 20th
anniversary. This striking logo was designed by San Francisco-based graphic designer Ron
Shore, an alumnus of the University of Florida's College of Fine Arts and a member of the Harn
National Art Council, our volunteer advisory board. We are deeply grateful that he donated his
work on the new logo as a gift to the museum.
InForm, the Harn Web site and eNews updates to those who join our complimentary list serve
will alert you to events, programs and publications during the special 20th anniversary year,
including an upcoming book published by the University Press of Florida. This book will include
essays about the history of the museum, illustrated chapters about the permanent collections
of the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania and Ancient American cultures, modern and contemporary
art, photography and works on paper. Also featured will be essays by other Harn staff about the
work of the education and registration departments, giving readers a rare behind-the-scenes look
at how a university museum fulfills its mission of research, teaching and service.
Rebecca Martin Nagy, Ph.D.
Bea Nettles, Gavin with the World, late 1980s, dye diffusion transfer print
(Polaroid), 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm), gift of the artist
Below left: Rendering of the Harn prior to its construction, approximately 1988
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Guests enjoy Come for Dinner at the home of Mary Ann and Richard Green in October.
The 2009 -2010 Come for Dinner series is sold out. Thank you to all those
who purchased tickets and the Come for Dinner hosts and special guests. Your
participation in these fundraisers supports exhibitions at the Harn. A special
thank you to Bob Fulton and Betsy Styron for hosting the November dinner.
Keep an eye out for the 2010 2011 series of events, coming soon.
If you are looking for a way to support the Ham's mission, please consider
hosting an upcoming Come for Dinner event. Taking place in homes around
Gainesville, Come for Dinner brings artists, curators and other special guests
together with those who support the Harn. Every event provides engaging
conversation and exceptional cuisine.
If you are interested in supporting the Harn Museum by serving as a dinner
host for the 2010 -2011 Come for Dinner series or becoming part of the
Exhibition Circle, please call Kelly Harvey today at 352.392.9826 x2109. The
2010 2011 Come for Dinner series takes place from April 2010 through
Guests hosted by Scott and Lisa Herndon in May.
Interested in making reservations for
dinner after a Har event? Continue the
conversation at these local restaurants
that support the Harn.
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Saturday, February 6
6 8:30 p.m.
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Courtesy of the artist and
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Project Europa: Imagining
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Project Europa: Imagining the (Ir)Possible
February 7- May 9, 2010
Project Europa: Imagining the (lm)Possible considers the relationship of art to democracy in
Europe. In 1989, the expansion and unification of Europe was conceived as a vital and urgent
social project to promote democracy. Now in the 20th anniversary year of the fall of the Berlin
Wall, artists in the exhibition question the promise and potential of Europe's democratic dream.
The works featured in the exhibition, which include large-scale wall paintings, photography and
video by 20 artists from Turkey to the British Isles, explore the complex and subtle relationship
between art and politics. At the same time, the reflection on Europe provides an opportunity for
American audiences to reconsider and reinvigorate our understanding of democracy at home.
The exhibition is made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the C.
Frederick and Aase B. Thompson Foundation; Etant donnes, the French-American Fund for
Contemporary Art, a program of the French-American Cultural Exchange; the John Early
Publication Endowment; the Sidney Knight Endowment; and the Harn Program Endowment.
Additional support is provided by the University of Florida's Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art
History; Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere; Center for European Studies; France
Florida Research Institute; International Center; and Paris Research Institute.
Highlights from the Photography Collection: Portfolios
Through February 28, 2010
This exhibition highlights more than a dozen portfolios in the Ham's permanent collection and
examines the many reasons artists and collectors are attracted to this format. Brought together
as a group, the works suggest the rich diversity of the last quarter century of photography.
The organizational concepts of the portfolios featured here are typically diverse. Monographic
portfolios by individual artists such as Jerry Uelsmann and Ken Josephson provide special
insights into each artist's work when seen together rather than as isolated examples. Additionally
the portfolio format encourages artists to create concentrated thematic groupings such as Eliot
Porter's China portfolio or Mark Klett's Amid Generations series, photographed in the environs
Portfolios of artists who have been brought together because of their shared support of a specific
social cause or political issue are especially interesting examples of the merger of artistic expression
with charity, politics and the art market. Of special note is the Ham's new acquisition of the portfolio
By and About Women. The 10 contributing female artists made images about women, and some
images feature women at the Lotus House, a shelter for homeless women in Miami. The exhibition
is made possible by the Sidney Knight Endowment.
Art, Media and Material Witness: Contemporary
Art from the Har Museurn Collection
Through August 1, 2010
Art, Media and Material Witness explores the relationships
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."
Twenty five artists from Africa, Latin America and the United
States engage with important issues through a variety of media.
Each featured work gives compelling testimony about the issues
and conditions of its unique time and place in the world. The
works question and reflect on historical representations of
culture and identity.
A Man Screaming Is Not a Dancing Bear will be showing as part
of the exhibition through May 30. The film was created by artists
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla in New Orleans and the
Missisippi delta after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The film cuts
between a lush river landscape, an abandoned home and a young
man drumming on the slats of Venetian blind in a poetic and
compelling response to the flood.
The exhibition is made possible by the 150th Anniversary
Cultural Plaza Endowment.
A Sense of Place: African Interiors
This exhibition is comprised of works from the Harn Museum's
African collection and features objects from homes, palaces,
shrines and other sacred spaces. Diverse mediums and object
types are represented, including sculptures, paintings, ceramic
vessels, textiles and architectural elements such as doors, window
frames and roof ornaments. Groups of objects are displayed to
suggest particular spaces, including an Owo Yoruba ancestral
shrine, a Yoruba palace, a Bamana tent dwelling, an Ethiopian
church, a Somali pastoralist home, Igbo guardian deity shrines
and a men's communal house. Contextual images accompany
each display and give the viewer a sense of how art enhances and
defines spaces for everyday activities, worship and royal courts.
The exhibition is made possible by the Harn Program Endowment.
Left: Susan Hefuna, SEE, 2006, wood and ink, 55.12 x 78.74 in. (140 x 200 cm),
courtesy of the artist and The Third Line, Dubai
Project Europa: Imagining the (Im)Possible
Below: Kurt Markus, Derrick Cage, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1988, platinum print
12 5/8 x 10 1/8 in. (32.1 x 25.7 cm), Gift of Maggie Taylor and Jerry Uelsmann
Highlightsfrom the Photography Collection: Portfolios
45th Annual UF Art Faculty Exhibition
Through January 3, 2010
Once every five years, the Harn hosts the University of Florida's School of
Art and Art History studio faculty exhibition. This year marks the 45th year
of the faculty exhibition and the fourth time it has been held at the Harn. The
exhibition includes art from 24 faculty members who work in an impressive
range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking,
sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, multi-media and video. The exhibition
is made possible by Ti Amo! Restaurant and Bar and Tara and Bert Gill.
The exhibition is accompanied by an online catalogue designed by Morgan
Slavens and Ariella Mostkoff, alumnae of the graphic design program in the
School of Art and Art History. The catalogue highlights the scholarship of
art history faculty and the work of studio art faculty who are represented
in the exhibition. To view the catalogue, visit www.arts.ufl.edu/art/
Lespisma Sacchrina (Linnaeus) & Other
Agents of Deterioration
Educational Display about Conservation
Through January 10, 2010
When an object becomes part of a museum's collection, the museum
makes a long-term commitment to care for it. Through examples of objects
that have been damaged by temperature and humidity variations, human
touch, light levels, pests and air pollutants, this display in the Bishop Study
Center promotes conversation about the importance of conservation. The
installation was organized by the Har Museum of Art in collaboration with
the University of Florida Entomology and Nematology Department, the UF
Special and Area Studies Collections, Shands Hospital, and the conservation
unit of the Preservation Department at the University of Florida Smathers
The spring 2010 RISK Cinema series is presented as a counterpart to Project
Europa: Imagining the (Im)Possible. The exhibition focuses on the relationship
between art and democracy in Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and it
serves as a reflection of democracy in the United States.
Amie Siegel, DDR/DDR, 2008, 135 minutes, HD
Tuesday, February 9, 7 p.m.
Introduced by Barbara Mennel, Associate Professor, Department of English
and Germanic and Slavic Studies
Amie Siegel's "cine-constellation" DDR/DDR combines verite interviews with staged
dialogue to excavate East German traumas associated with both the socialist state
and reunification. Siegel's lens finds filmic lessons, too, in her analysis of Stasi
information operations and her inquiries into the suppression of psychoanalysis in the
DDR (artforum.com). Siegel teaches in the Department of Visual and Environmental
Studies at Harvard University and is a recent recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies and the Center for the
Humanities and the Public Sphere with support from the Rothman Fund and the Harn
Helga Fanderl, Short Films
Sunday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
Introduced by Roger Beebe, Director of FLEX Films and Associate Professor,
Department of English
Working exclusively in the small-gauge super 8mm film format and editing entirely in
camera, Helga Fanderl has directed more than 400 short films during the last several
decades ranging from observational documentary portraits to more abstract, poetic
works. Fanderl's work has received numerous awards and has been presented in
major film museums and film festivals since 1990, including Views from the Avant
Garde at the New York Film Festival.
Admission: Students: $3 I General Public: $4 I Members: Free
Highlights from the IModern Collection
Through October 24, 2010
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, Suzy Frelinghuysen, Raphael Soyer, Hale Woodruff and Rufino
Tamayo. The exhibition is made possible by the Eloise R. Chandler Program
Highlights from the Asian Collection
The Har 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 an 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.
Johan Grimonprez, Double Take, 2009, 80 minutes, DVD
Tuesday, February 23, 7 p.m.
Introduced by Kerry Oliver-Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art
Grimonprez's second film essay, Double Take, questions how our view of
reality is held hostage by mass media, advertising and Hollywood. Written
by award-winning British novelist Tom McCarthy, the film addresses the
global rise of fear-as-commodity. Johan Grimonprez lives and works
in Belgium and New York. His 1997 film Dial H- STO-R-Y earned
Grimonprez the Best Director award at the San Francisco Film Festival and
Toronto's Images Festival. In 2006, he was the recipient of the Carnegie
Art Award. This event is co-sponsored by FLEX Films and the Center for
Humanities and the Public Sphere.
Admission: Students: $3 I General Public: $4 I Members: Free
Film still from Double Take by Johan Grimonprez
Dan Perjovschi, Artist, January 24- February 6, during museum hours
As an artist-in-residence, Dan Perjovschi is using the entire space of the Harn Museum's Rotunda to
create an original work for Project Europa. Known as an artist, writer and journalist, he has made
drawing an object and a medium of performance and installation. Visitors are invited to watch as
Perjovschi creates his latest work.
Dan Perjovschi, Artist, Sunday, January 31, 3 p.m.
Join Romanian artist Perjovschi as he explains his wall mural, commissioned and created for Project
Europa. The artist combines everyday observations with reflections on issues such as terrorism,
surveillance, militarization, Islam, capitalism and climate change. Using wordplay and slogans,
Perjovschi's caricatures blend criticism, irony and humor. This gallery talk is a fantastic opportunity to
gain insight into Perjovschi's process as he explores the work-in progress unfolding on the walls.
Susan Cooksey, Curator of African Art, Sunday, February 14, 3 p.m.
Join Cooksey for a discussion of the Harn African art collection and A Sense of Place: African Interiors,
featuring objects from homes, palaces, shrines and other sacred spaces.
Kader Attia, Artist, Thursday, January 21, 6 p.m.
Kader Attia is a visiting artist-in-residence for Project
Europa. Attia will speak about the wall mural he is
creating for the exhibition and his artistic process as
a filmmaker, sculptor, installation artist and painter.
Focusing on the complex relations between the East
and the West, work by the French artist reflects on
the tension between an uprooted African culture
and a seductive Western consumer culture in France.
He also examines the effects of discrimination and
segregation in the Muslim community
Kader Attia, Untitled, 2006, wall painting
144 x 300 in. (365.76 x 762 cm)
Site-specific installation by Kader Attia, courtesy of the artist
and Christian Nagel Gallery, Berlin and Cologne
Jackie Battenfield, Artist
Tuesday, January 26, 6 7:30 p.m.
"How to Make a Living Doing What You Love"
Battenfield is a New York based painter who provides professional
development opportunities. In this workshop, she will focus on
points from her book, "The Artists Guide: How to Make a Living
Doing What You Love," a handbook for visual artists. Read about
her book online at http://www.artistcareerguide.com/. Registration
is free. Battenfield's book is complimentary for the first 35
participants to register through the Har by mailing Istevens@
harn.ufl.edu or by calling 352.392.9826 x2112. Sponsored in part
by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural
Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National
Endowment for the Arts.
Second Thursday of every month, 6 9 p.m.
January 14 at the Har
February 11 at the Har and Florida Museum
Join us for art making opportunities and other artistic activities at
upcoming Museum Nights. Museum Nights is an ongoing program
made possible by the generous support of the University of Florida
Honors Program and Student Government.
Saturday, 11 a.m.
Knowledgeable docents wearing "ask-me" ribbons are stationed
around the galleries to engage in informal conversations about the
works on view.
Saturday and Sundays, 2 p.m.
Drop in for an engaging docent-led tour that explores current
exhibitions and new installations.
Exhibition Spotlight Tours
Join a docent for an in-depth look at a particular exhibition or
collection area. This is a great experience following lunch at the
Camellia Court Cafe.
Dan Perjovschi, Artist, Wednesday, February 3, 6 p.m.
Perjovschi will discuss his extensive body of ephemeral artistic creations. Influenced by the local politics
of the sites where he works, Perjovschi creates unique pieces that are site-specific cultural examinations.
Perjovschi's work will reference civic and social events and characteristics of Gainesville.
Michael Bernhard, UF Raymond and Miriam Ehrlich Eminent Scholar Chair in Political Science
Tuesday, February 16, 6 p.m.
"The Politics of Memory: Commemorating the Fall of Communism in Poland 20 Years Later"
Join us for an engaging lecture that will illuminate events leading to the fall of communism in Poland in
1989. Bernhard will examine public commemorations as events in which political actors attempted to
transform political culture, and demonstrate that such commemorations are not about history, but about
the self interested concerns of politicians to manipulate it.
Harn Eminent Scholar Lecture
Nicola Di Cosmo, Henry Luce Foundation Professor of East Asian Studies, School of Historical
Studies, Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton University
Friday, February 26, 6 p.m. HARN EMINENT
"The Materiality of Inner Asian Nomads: The Relationship Between
Archaeology and History in a Nomadic Context"
Di Cosmo studies the history of relations between China and Inner Asia
from prehistory to the modern period. His work is based largely on
archeological materials for the ancient period and on Mongolian and Manchu documents for the modern
period. Organized by the School of Art and Art History through the Har Eminent Scholar Endowment.
Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event (CASE)
Sunday, January 24, 11 a.m. 4 p.m.
The Harn Museum of Art is joining UF's Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science for Life Program, the
UF-NSF Chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates, the UF College of Fine Arts, Morehouse
College, the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and the Florida Museum of Natural History to host the
Celebration of the Undergraduate Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event (CASE). The event, which will
showcase student performance and visual art as well as science, will offer an opportunity for the public to
view and talk to the participants about their research. Sponsors for the event include the National Science
Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.
Sunday, January 3, 2 p.m.
Highlights from the Asian Collection
Sunday, January 17, 2 p.m.
Art, Media and Material Witness: Contemporary Art
from the Harn Museum Collection
Sunday, February 7, 2 p.m.
Highlights from the Modern Collection
Sunday, February 21, 2 p.m.
Project Europa: Imagining the (Im)Possible
Saturday, February 13, 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Celebrate Asia with a tour of Highlights from the Asian Collection.
See performances from community organizations, and make your
own art inspired by Asia.
Admission for Tot Time will now be $1 per child. Admission is
free for children of members. If you are interested in funding
opportunities to support this or other educational programs,
call Kelly Harvey at 352.392.9826 x2109 or e-mail
Children ages 2 5 and their parents learn about art by touring
Har galleries and exploring art materials and age-appropriate
concepts. Please register three days in advance with Lisa Stevens
by calling 352.392.9826 x2112 or e-mailing Istevens@harn.ufl.edu.
Spaces and Places
Tuesday, January 26, 3:30 4:30 p.m.
Friday, February 5, 11 a.m.- noon
Tuesday, February 23, 3:30 4:30 p.m.
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To learn about upcoming events and important events in the museum's history, visit www.harn.ufl.edu/20thanniversary.html.
20 Reasons to Visit the Harn in its 20th Anniversary Year
The Harn is an integral part of the University
of Florida and a resource for its faculty and
students as well as the larger community.
The Harn Museum's collection is comprised of
some 7,000 works of art in the collecting areas
of African, Asian, contemporary and modern
art, and photography.
The Harn offers a wide variety of changing
exhibitions throughout the year. Some are
organized by museum curators and are based
on the museum's collection and art on loan.
Others are traveling from venues worldwide.
Highlighted exhibitions include: Project Europa:
Imagining the (lm)Possible, opening February 7;
America at Work, opening June 8; Bea Nettles,
Life's Lessons: A Mother's Journal; Highlights
from the Photography Collection, opening March
16; and Class Pictures: Photographs by Dawoud
Bey, opening October 5.
Dan Perjovschi and Kader Attia (see previous
page). Bea Nettles will discuss the exhibition of
her work on March 21 at 3 p.m.
Taking place April 9 at 6 p.m. and April 10 from
9 a.m. through 5:30 p.m., the symposium will
feature keynote speaker Catherine David, chief
curator at the Direction des Musees de France
(French Museum Board).
Museum Nights is held at the Harn Museum of Art the
second Thursday of every month from 6 9 p.m. These
evenings include art making and engaging interactive
activities conducted by students in the MUSE program
and focused on the art on view.
The spring 2010 RISK Cinema series, titled Crossing
Over, is presented as a counterpart to Project Europa.
Highlighted films are listed in this publication.
The museum offers insight into the art on view through
engaging speakers on a variety of topics.
Offered every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Docents are also stationed in the galleries on Saturdays
at 11 a.m. to engage in conversations about the works on
view. Guided group tours may also be scheduled with
three weeks notice.
Family Days offer the opportunity for families to enjoy
hands-on art activities and explore each collecting
area. This year's Family Days are on February 13, April
24, June 19, August 21 and November 13.
Tot Time is for children ages 2-5 and their parents.
Offerings include tours, art activities and explanations
of age-appropriate concepts. The program is held on
the first Friday and the last Tuesday of each month.
The Bishop Study Center contains a number
of multimedia and hands-on resources for
extended study in art and culture.
Member pARTies will be held on February 6. Upper
level members will enjoy a Founders and Sustainers
Reception February 18. A Director's Dinner for
Benefactor and Executive level members will be held
Visit the Harn after hearing about exhibitions at
Come for Dinner. These events are held once a
month and offer sumptuous cuisine and appealing
conversation in beautiful homes across Gainesville.
Open from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. every day, the caf6 offers
sandwiches, soups, salads and tapas.
Shop at the store for a diverse selection of products,
including art, home decor, jewelry, children's toys
Enrich your experience, and heighten your enjoyment
of the UF Cultural Plaza. Enjoy works by Jonathan
Borofsky, Jane Manus, Bryan Hunt, Celeste Roberge
and Peter Reginato, among others.
Admission is free for exhibitions and many programs.
Join us in late September or early October for a blow
out event honoring the museum's 20th anniversary.
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Saturday, October 23
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Happy New Year! Not only is it new, filled with hope and possibilities for a brighter year, but it is an especially important year for the Harn. Of course, you have
heard by now that this is the beginning of the 20th anniversary year of the Harn Museum of Art. What exactly does that mean? For the museum, it is a marker, a
place in time to stop and reflect. For you, it is a reminder of what can be accomplished through commitment. It is the commitment of members, friends, funding
agencies and philanthropists that has made the Ham's success possible. It is a time for all of us to celebrate the past and look forward to the future, acknowledging
with gratitude past contributors and understanding how contributions now impact the work of the museum.
Sl In the coming year there will be occasions to mark this youthful institution's accomplishments and
occasions to celebrate. Exhibitions, acquisitions, publications and programs will provide visitors with
stimulating experiences, and we eagerly anticipate the opening of the David A. Cofrin Asian Art Wing
in 2011. This elegant new building will dazzle visitors with fresh spaces for the enjoyment of art.
The capital campaign, Florida Tomorrow, is two years shy of completion. There is no better time than
now to support the Harn Museum of Art financially and help the museum reach its goals. The museum
Z founders gave generously to start what has become one of the top university art museums in the
S 1 country. You, here and now, in the 20th anniversary year can give in ways large and small to sustain and
transform this special place.
When you are asked for your financial involvement, please respond. We have counted on those who
believe in the mission of the Harn Museum of Art to give. This coming year presents opportunities to
engage with the Harn-serve on a committee, attend events, seriously consider your financial planning
and how the Harn figures in your giving. Look back to appreciate what the Harn means to Gainesville
and the Gator Nation. Look forward, and participate in realizing the museums financial goals, knowing
that with your continuing support or your initial engagement, the year 2010 can only be bright.
Dr. Cofrin and Mary Ann Harn Cofrin Senior Director of Development
at the Harn Museum of Art groundbreaking in March 1988
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Harn Celebrates the Naming
of Museum Spaces
In September, the museum was pleased to
acknowledge three major donations to the Harn
with the naming of spaces in the museum. The
Rick and Aase Thompson North Galleria was
named in honor of Rick and Aase Thompson,
who gave a gift creating an endowment that
supports the museum's docent program. The
gift also included funds to support Project
Europa: Imagining the (Im)Possible. Furthermore,
the Thompsons made a substantial gift of
Oceanic art, along with African and Asian art,
to the museum's permanent collection. The
Deirdre Downs Fogler Promenade was named
to recognize a gift from Russ and Deirdre Fogler
establishing an endowment for the acquisition
of American art. The S.EI. Gallery in Honor of From left: Carol and Steve Shey, and Russ and Deirdre Fogler, Aase and Rick Thompson, and Rebecca Nagy
Avery Myles was named in recognition of a gift
from Carol and Steve Shey that endows an art
conservation fund and a gift of major works of
art to the modern and contemporary collections.
Harn Museum 2008 2009 Annual Report Available Online
In a demonstration of economic and environmental responsibility, the Harn Museum is offering its 2008 -
2009 annual report online at the address listed above. The report contains information about the museum's
budget, collaborations with faculty and students at the University of Florida, and general and program
attendance. The format is designed for easy printing from a home computer. If you would like to receive a hard
copy of the publication, e mail Tracy Pfaff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352.392.9826 x2154.
PERMIT NO 94
R M U S E U M O F A R T
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
University of Florida, Harn Museum of Art
PO Box 112700
Gainesville, Florida 32611 2700
352.392.9826 I 352.392.3892 fax
www.harn.ufl.edu I email@example.com
Sponsored in part by the Stateof Forida, Department
ofState, Division of Cultural Affairs,the Florida Arts
Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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