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from the director

In this issue of InForm, you will learn about
several exciting programs and initiatives
whereby the Har is reaching out to college
and university students. On Sunday, January
11, the museum is partnering with the Florida
Museum of Natural History, the College of
Fine Arts and Science for Life to host the
Celebration of Undergraduate Creativity in
Arts and Sciences, an exhibition of research
and projects representing a variety of artistic
and scientific disciplines. We are delighted
to participate in this event, which showcases
the creative endeavors of students studying
the arts and sciences at the University of
Florida and other colleges and universities.
Please stop by to visit with the students
whose work is featured and to admire their

The Harn also joins with the Florida Museum .'.
of Natural History in partnership with UF
Student Government to present Museum Nights on third Thursdays during the spring semester. In these pages,
you will read about the transition from weekly Museum Nights to once-a-month thematic programs that are
bigger, better and more exciting than ever. The Museum Nights Committee, under the dynamic leadership of its
chair, Magena Rodriguez, is committed to serving more students during these lively, entertaining and enriching
Thursday evenings. The general public is also welcome and encouraged to attend these events.

The Har is working to serve faculty and students at UF, Santa Fe College and other colleges in the United
States and the world by making our extensive art collections accessible online. Recently the Har was awarded
a grant of more than $101,000 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to add 2,000 additional
images to our collections management system and to make images and information about the collection
available on our Web site.

We are continually working to improve the Web site and will launch a new home page early in 2009. Members
will be the first to be notified of this new resource by e-mail. Among the new features of the site will be pages
dedicated to faculty and students and an audio-video page with sound clips and footage about art, artists and
museum activities.

As you experience exhibitions and programs at the Har and on our Web site in the coming months, please
share your feedback and ideas with us, so we can improve our service for our diverse audiences, whether they
visit in person or via the Internet.

Rebecca Martin Nagy, Ph.D.

pictured above with Rebecca
Bamileke peoples, Cameroon, n.d., Elephant Mask for Kuosi Society, cloth, beads and fur
32 x 46 in. (81.3 x 116.8 cm.), gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arlan Rosenbloom
Between the Beads: ReadingAfrican Beadwork

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.


Fashioning Kimono: Art Deco and
Modernism in Japan
March 8 May 17, 2009

The Samuel P. Har Memorial Exhibition Fashioning
Kimono: Art Deco and Modernism in Japan celebrates
Japanese kimono created during the late 19th and
20th centuries, one of the most dynamic periods in the
history of Japan's national costume. The exhibition of
approximately 100 kimono includes formal, semi-formal
and casual kimono and haori jackets. Fashioning Kimono
is organized into four main categories: traditional/
transitional kimono, men's garments, children's garments
and women's kimono. Many of these garments reflect
historical continuity of designs and techniques, while
others exhibit a dramatic shift from kimono tradition.

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, worn
daily by the majority of people in 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 were
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 by the AEC Trust.

Woman'sformal kimono (uchikake)
Taisho period, 1920s
73 x51 in. (185 x 130 cm.)
Silk, figured satin weave
Gold leaf, silk thread embroidery
Courtesy of the Montgomery Collection, Lugano


Members pARTy
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
will feature nearly 100 exquisite kimono dated
between the late 19th and early 20th century.

Wednesday After Work
March 25, 5:30 7:30 p.m.
Become a Business and Professional Friend today
and join us quarterly for Wednesdays After Work.
Admission is free for Har Business and Professional
Friend members, $10 for Har household members
and UF employees, and $15 for prospective

Upcoming WAW
June 24

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

Alessandro Ristorante
4212 NW 16th Blvd.
) 352.367.4510
(iesandro www.alessandroristorante.us

Emiliano's Caf6
7 SE First Ave.

Guests and Harn Curator of Contemporary Art Kerry Oliver-Smith discuss the Ham's
contemporary collection at a Come for Dinner hosted by Philip and Phyllis DeLaney

Come for Dinner
Thanks to your generous support, the 2008 -2009 series of dinners has been an overwhelming success.
Although the remaining dinners in the series are sold out, there are opportunities to join us for the 2009
2010 series featuring sumptuous cuisine and engaging conversation. Tickets cost $150. Thank you to Bob and
Lisa Jerry, Gale and Virginia Ford and George and Elizabeth Bedell for hosting the January through March
dinners. Please contact Tracy Pfaff if you are interested in purchasing tickets or hosting a dinner party.

Latin Persuasion hosted by Hector Puig
Thursday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.
Come for Dinner... enjoy Latin rhythms and food at the home of gallery owner Hector Puig. Delight in the
best of Emiliano's Cafe and the music of Gilberto de Paz while perusing a wonderful collection of Latin
American art, a new collecting focus of the Harn.

3445 West University Ave.

New Deal Caf6
3445 West University Ave.

Ti Amo
12 SE Second Ave.

Travel to Art Fairs
In 2009, we are planning to take trips to art fairs in
the United States and around the world. Please take
a look at the list of these future events, and make
plans to join us. Members at the Fellow level ($250)
and above are eligible. Space is limited for each trip.

March 13-18
Asia Week in New York: www.haughton.com/
asian, www.christies.com, www.sothebys.com
Auctions, Asian Art Fair, art gallery openings,
museum exhibitions-everything Asia. Traditional
to contemporary-something for everyone. You will
receive VIP admission to the art fair, cocktails at
Christie's and Sotheby's, information about bidding
at auction, invitations to gallery openings and
more! Hotel accommodations and three dinners are
included in the cost of this trip.
Trip cost: $5000/couple, $4000/individual
Travel to New York and venues around town is not

September 2009
Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair:
www.shcontempora ry.info
Information forthcoming. Contact the membership
office to receive more information.

Harn staffwelcomed members and UF alumni at the
Koo Gallery in New York on October 18


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Uncommon Glazes: American Art Pottery, 1880 1950
February 24 September 13, 2009
Uncommon Glazes: American Art Pottery, 1880 1950 celebrates the beauty, variety and
innovation of artistic ceramics made in America during the post-Civil War era and the first half
of the 20th century. The period of industrial growth following the Civil War led to an ever
expanding middle class who sought aesthetically pleasing d6cor with an emphasis on handcrafted
objects of good design. 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. This
exhibition presents about 45 examples by the
leading art potters of the peric.od,
such as Rookwood, Wheatley.
Roseville, Weller and Fulper.
These examples are drawn frc'i
several Florida 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. Support
for this exhibition is still
being sought.

Jardinaire, c. 1920s
S.A. Weller Pottery
Zanesville, Ohio (1872-1949)
8x 12 in. (20.3 x 30.5 cm.)
On loan from the Nickerson Collection

Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork
November 12, 2008 Summer 2009
This 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 Dr. 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;
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

Fali people, Cameroon
Beaded doll (ham pilu)
20th century
Glass, wood, beads, hair, leather
8x4 in. (20.3 x 10.2 cm.)
Anonymous gift

Charles F. McKirahan, architect
Photographer unknown
Castaways Island Motel, 1958 demolished, 49 3/4 x 42 x 25 in. (126.4 x 106.7 x 63.5 cm.)
16400 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach
Courtesy of Florida Architecture Magazine, 1958

Promises of Paradise: Staging
Mid-Century Miami
Through January 25, 2009
Promises of Paradise: Staging Mid Century Miami is a
groundbreaking exhibition devoted to the architects,
designers and urban planners of mid-20th-century Miami
and their contributions to American modernism. Through
a selection of more than 200 extraordinary objects from 30
lenders, the exhibition showcases the architectural designs,
furniture, textiles and decorative arts of some of South
Florida's most talented and innovative designers, such as
Alfred Browning Parker, Morris Lapidus, Igor Polevitzky,
George Farkas, Frederick Rank and Ken Treister. Their
collective vision shaped the indoor outdoor lifestyle for
which Florida is known today. Although the architects of
mid-century Miami are widely known, the craftsmen and
designers of decorative arts have been largely forgotten.
Promises of Paradise is the first to showcase their efforts
and contributions to mid-century design. The exhibition
incorporates input from a wide range of scholarly fields,
such as architecture, history of design, city planning,
historic preservation, historical studies and tourism
management. Promises of Paradise: Staging Mid Century
Miami is organized by the Bass Museum of Art,
Miami Beach, and made possible by the National
Endowment for the Humanities. This exhibition is
made possible locally by ERA Trend Realty.

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Andy Warhol
American, 1928 1987
Jon Oates
n. d., gelatin silver print
8x 10 in. (20.3 x25.4 cm.)
Gift of the Andy Warhol
Foundation for
the Visual Arts

Momentum: Contemporary Art from the Harn Collection
Through May 12, 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

Sergio Vega, American, b. Argentina, 1959, Tropical Rococo, chromogenic color print, RC print, each sheet: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)
Museum purchase, funds provided by the Caroline Julier and James G. Richardson Art Acquisition Fund

Highlights from the Photography Collection:
University of Florida's Photographic Legacy
Through February 22, 2009
The University of Florida has been an important center for creative photography since the 1960s and
is especially noted for the experimental and innovative work of its faculty and students. This exhibition
features the Har Museum's strong holdings of works by influential faculty, including Jerry Uelsmann
(UF 1960-1997), Todd Walker (UF 1970-1977) and Evon Streetman (UF 1977-1999). In addition, recent
gifts by Robert Fichter highlight this exhibition's inclusion of works by numerous UF BFA and MFA
graduates who have gone on to impressive careers. The ongoing innovative energy of the university's
teaching program is further demonstrated by a sampling of video/multimedia works by current faculty
members Barbara Jo Revelle and Wes Kline. Made possible by the Sidney Knight Endowment.

Visit the Film section of our Web site for dates and times. Admission is free for Harn members,
S4 for the general public, and S3 for students.

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,
this 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
Program Endowment.

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.

Highlights from the African Collection
This 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. This
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 Program Endowment.

Museum Nights 2009 Schedule
Beginning in January, Museum Nights will take
place once a month, offering the opportunity for
students and the general public to enjoy bigger
and better programming. The continuing support
of the University of Florida Student Government
will allow the Har Museum of Art and the Florida
Museum of Natural History to offer Museum Nights
on the third Thursday of each month from 6 9
p.m. during UF academic terms. Museum Nights
provides programming and entertainment planned by
students, for students.

"Celebrate New Year's Around the World"
Thursday, January 15, 6 9 p.m.
Celebrate the new Museum Nights with
programming inspired by New Year's traditions
around the world. Activities include making candles,
watching choral and dance performances, and
enjoying the work of a henna artist.

2009 Museum Nights Dates
February 19, March 19, April 16, July 16,
*August 27, September 17, October 15,
November 19

*The August 27th Museum Nights is the only
program that takes place on the fourth Thursday of
the month, celebrating the start of the UF academic

Celebration of Undergraduate
Creativity in the Arts and Sciences
Sunday, January 11
11a.m. 4 p.m.
The Har Museum of Art will be joining the Florida
Museum of Natural History, Science for Life,
and UF School of Art and Art History to host the
Celebration of the Undergraduate Creativity in the
Arts and Sciences. The event, which will showcase
the research and projects of students studying a
variety of artistic and scientific disciplines, is a
joint effort of the University of Florida and other
educational institutions throughout the United States.
Sponsors for the event include the National Science
Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and
the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.

Harn Eminent Scholar Symposium
February 20 22
"Collectors, Collections and Collecting the Art of
Ancient China: Histories and Challenges"
This symposium will bring together a distinguished
group of eminent scholars and curators from
universities and Asian art museums in North America
and the United Kingdom to discuss the topics of
collectors, collections and collecting of Chinese art
in the West. Because of economic development in
recent years, auction houses and private collecting
flourished in China. At the same, the Chinese
government increased its effort to safeguard the
country's cultural heritage. These new developments
along with the changes in the academic and museum
professional worlds challenge the western modes of
collecting and exhibiting Chinese art.

Ham Eminent Scholar Lectures
Keith F. Davis, Curator of Photography,
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Thursday, January 22, 6 p.m.
"Documentary and Its Discontents: The Making
and Meaning of Civil War Photographs"
Keith F. Davis is the curator of photography at
the Nelson-Atkins Museum and also serves as
the fine art programs director for Hallmark Cards
Inc. He received his master's degree in art history
from the University of New Mexico. Since 1979,
Davis has guided the development of the Hallmark
Photographic Collection, expanding the collection
from 650 works to more than 6,500 works. In
addition to teaching, organizing exhibitions and
lecturing about the history of photography, he has
written more than a dozen catalogues and books.
Davis was also awarded a fellowship from the
National Endowment for the Humanities for his
work on the Civil War era photographer George
N. Barnard. This lecture is organized by the School
of Art and Art History through the Har Eminent
Scholar Endowment and co-sponsored by the Har
Museum of Art.

Bernadette Fort, Professor of French
and Adjunct Professor of Art History,
Northwestern University
Thursday, February 5, 6 p.m.
"Pernicious Simulacra: Imposture, Manipulation,
Deception and Portraiture in Diderot's
Bernadette Fort currently serves as the president
of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century
Studies. Her teaching and research interests include
literature, culture and visual arts in 18th-century
France, 17th and 18th-century French art theory
and art criticism, gender issues in visual culture,
Enlightenment print culture, and the cultural history
of the Ancien R6gime and the Revolution. Fort
has authored or edited six books and published
numerous essays about 18th-century topics. This
lecture is part of the UF colloquium "Ridicule, Irony
and Wit in Eighteenth-Century French Art and
Literature," which was organized by the UF School
of Art and Art History.

Edward Shaughnessy, Lorraine J. and Herrlee
G. Creel, Professor in Early Chinese Studies,
East Asian Languages and Civilizations,
University of Chicago
Wednesday, February 18, 6 p.m.
"Images of Ancient China: Nature and Its Meaning
in the 'Book of Changes"'
The expert on the ancient Chinese divination and
philosophical text, "Book of Changes," Edward
Shaughnessy wrote his dissertation about its
composition. He translated a version of the text
that was excavated from a second century B.C.E.
tomb at Mawangdui. The topic of his talk, "Images
and Imagination in the 'Book of Changes,"'
reflects his understanding of the text and the
relationship between text and image in ancient
China. Shaughnessy is the preeminent scholar
in Early Chinese studies, committed primarily
studying China's archaeologically recovered textual

Dr. William Truettner, Senior Curator,
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Thursday, February 19, 6 p.m.
"Painting Indians and Building Empires in North
America, 1710-1840"
From his position as senior curator at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Truettner has
been a leader in the field of American art scholarship
for decades. He holds a bachelor's degree from the
Williams College and a master's degree in art history
from University of Michigan. Truettner has organized
a number of groundbreaking exhibitions and
published numerous articles and books. His research
interests include 18th-and 19th century American
painting, George Catlin and the American West.

Architecture Lecture Series
Pablo Castro, Architect, Obra Architects
Monday, January 12, 6 p.m.
Co-sponsored by University of Florida School of
Architecture. For updated information, contact
Paul Robinson, assistant professor, School of
Architecture, at oldfield@ufl.edu.

Holly Merton, Artist
Sunday, February 1, 1-4 p.m.
"Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork"
Learn about beading with local artist Holly Merton,
whose work is featured in the Har Museum Store.
Merton will demonstrate various beading techniques
and answer questions about her process. This is a
great activity that relates to Victoria Rovine's 3 p.m.

Victoria Rovine, Assistant Professor of Art
History, School of Art and Art History and the
Center for African Studies
Sunday, February 1, 3 p.m.
"Beads and Beyond: Fashion
and History in South Africa"
Join Victoria Rovine for a look into the wondrous
world of South African
fashion as she
discusses past
and present

Cloth, glass
beads, leather
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Museum purche
funds provided
Caroline Julier e. I
James G. Richar I .
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Tot Time
Children ages 2-5 and their parents learn about art by
touring Harn 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. Admission is free.
Tot Time and Family Days are made possible by a
generous grant from the Wachovia Foundation.

Sculpture with Model Magic Clay Projects
Tuesday, January 27, 3:30 4:30 p.m.

Playing with Pattern
Friday, February 6, 11 a.m. noon

Playing with Pattern
Tuesday, February 24, 3:30 4:30 p.m.

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, and admission is free.

Chinese New Year Festival
Saturday, January 31, 1- 4 p.m.
Join guest artist Ruth Sheng as she demonstrates the art
of Chinese calligraphy. Families will have the opportunity
to make Chinese scrolls after touring Highlights from the
Asian Collection.

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museum store

Visit the Harn Museum Store for thoughtful Valentine's Day gifts

The Har would like to extend our thanks to the volunteers and docents
who helped make the remote store at Shands at UF a success in December.
A significant amount of money was raised to promote future exhibitions
and programs. If you are interested in learning more about the possibility of
hosting the store at your business location, please contact Kathryn Rush at
352.392.9826 x2117.


January brings much promise as the museum looks forward to the groundbreaking of a new wing and celebrates
positive responses to the exhibitions, the excellent work of the curatorial staff, and the publications that inform
people about the work of the museum. Another source of excellence is the creation of programs that interpret
these exhibitions for a broad range of museum visitors.

You may have noticed the new sign on the donation box at the entrance to the Harn. So often we pass by these
features in institutions, because they just blend in. Sometimes we think, "I don't have any change for a $10," or
"How will my $3 really help?"

Consider this: More than 100,000 people visit the museum annually. The annual budget is about $3,000,000,
making the cost for each visitor approximately $30. Because the Har is dedicated to remaining free and open
to the public, we have resisted charging museum admission. If everyone who entered the museum donated at
least $1, whether the visitor was a member or not, the museum's capacity for continued excellence would greatly
improve. Currently, the visitor donation box collects less than one percent of the museum's yearly budget.

I invite you to look at the donation box and realize that it is there for a reason-to frame artwork, to conserve
artwork, to pay for shipping and handling of exhibitions and loans, and to support the museum in countless
ways. I know a wonderful donor whose gifts to the museum are quite substantial. Often, I see him placing $10
or $20 in the donation box. That's the spirit! When I see students at Museum Nights who go into their pockets
and pull out a crumpled dollar bill, I know that the value of art is resilient to economic variables, and the people
who care will make it happen.

To all of you, our friends and members who demonstrate your care on so many levels, thank you! The work of
the museum is important, and we are all the beneficiaries.

Happy New Year!

Phyllis DeLaney, Director of Development

in focus

Museum Awarded Prestigious Grant
from Andy Warhol Foundation
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual
Arts has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Har
Museum of Art in support of a major upcoming
exhibition, Project Europa: Imagining the
(Im)possible. More than 20 contemporary works
will be on view with some works created at the
Har weeks prior to the opening. The exhibition
is scheduled to open on February 2, 2010, and
will be curated by Kerry Oliver Smith, curator of
contemporary art.

Project Europa considers the relationship of art to
the project of democracy in the "New Europe."
Through the lens of twenty innovative artists
who live and work in Europe, the exhibition
challenges the collective imagination of this
unique geographic and conceptual terrain. Mixing
the political and the poetic, artists raise questions
regarding identity, displacement and the possibility
of creating a pluralistic society. The exhibition also
provides an opportunity for American audiences
to consider democracy at home and in the global

Harn Museum Receives Grant to
Expand Collection of Digital Images
The Institute of Museum and Library Services
recently awarded a prestigious grant totaling more
than $101,000 to the Harn Museum of Art. The
museum will match the funds provided by the grant
to add nearly 2,000 digital images to its collections
management system.

The project moves the museum a step closer to
its goal of providing public access to the Harn
collections in digital format, benefiting Harn
Museum staff and faculty; students at the University
of Florida and Santa Fe College; and K-12 educators
and students throughout Alachua County.

Museums for America is the institute's largest grant
program for museums, providing more than $17
million in grants to support the role of museums
in American society to sustain cultural heritage,
to support lifelong learning, and to be centers of
community engagement.

Curator's New Book Featured
in Oprah Magazine
Congratulations to Jason Steuber, Cofrin Curator
of Asian Art, whose latest book, "China: 3,000
Years of Art and Literature," was highlighted
in the Reading Room section of the December
2008 issue of Oprah Magazine. Steuber's book
traces China through its tales and stories, plays
and poetry, paintings and objects-from ancient
divinations incised on bovine scapula to modern
"people's literature" spawned from revolution;
from Song dynasty silk scrolls depicting sublime
mountain valleys to government-commissioned
posters. Copies
of the book are
available for
purchase in the
Har Museum
of Art Store.

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