Future Exhibitions

The Harn Museum of Art is dedicated to offering as much information as possible about our upcoming exhibitions in order to assist in planning your visit and to encourage collaboration with university and community partners. We will continue to update our future exhibition pages as plans and programs are solidified.


(Detail) Alfred Everitt Orr, "For Home and Country," 1918, Color Lithograph

The Great Catastrophe: Remembering WWI, 1914 - 1918

July 3, 2018 - February 3, 2019
Julia C. and Budd H. Bishop Gallery

November 11, 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice that ended WWI. The Great Catastrophe looks at the “art of war” through dynamic vintage WWI posters, fine art prints and objects carried or exchanged through the war. Each gives form to the messages and propaganda tactics used by countries—on both sides of the conflict—that urged citizens to participate and sacrifice.

Candida Höfer, German, born 1944, "Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana Venezia III" 2003, Museum purchase, funds provided by the Caroline Julier and James G. Richardson Art Acquisition Fund with additional funds provided by the David A. Cofrin Art Acquisition Endowment

ReMaking History: Art in Time

August 7, 2018 - August 18, 2019
S.F.I. Exhibition Hall in Honor of Avery Myles

In uncanny ways, the past intrudes on our present, creating a sense of déjà vu. Familiar scenarios and challenges from the past—race, gender, equality and struggles with the notion of empire—emerge anew in our own moment—only the actors are different. History gives us the opportunity to understand the present through the past. Twenty-three artists in the exhibition consider how the past is constructed as history, focusing not just on what happened, but how we perceive it. Connecting the past with their future and our present, they make and remake history.

Gideon Mendel, South African, b.1959, "Mushaq Ahmad Wani and Shafeeqa Mushtaq Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar, Kashmir, India, October 2014," Series: "Drowning World," Courtesy of Axis Gallery, New York

The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene

September 18, 2018 - March 3, 2019
Gladys Gracy Harn Exhibition Hall

The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene chronicles an era of rapid, radical and irrevocable ecological change through works of art by more than 50 contemporary international artists. Our age has been identified as the Anthropocene, a controversial term used to name a new geological epoch defined by human impact.

John Tilton, "Large covered jar with crystalline matte glazes," 2009, "Alchemy: From Dust to Form" juried exhibition

Art of Inquiry: Juried Exhibition

March 5, 2019 - July 7, 2019
Julia C. and Budd H. Bishop Gallery

Artists explore visible environments, imagine unseen worlds, push the limits of media and delve inside themselves to reveal new perspectives and to question the commonplace. In this spirit of probing analysis, the Art of Inquiry exhibition will showcase up to 50 original works of art by many of the most talented artists of the Gainesville regional community. Established and emerging artists may submit their original art for consideration for the exhibition which is open to works in most media, including painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, ceramics, and sculpture. A link to the call for submissions will be posted here on September 1, 2018.

Jason Middlebrook, "Have Nots," 2006, Gift of Robert and Nancy Magoon in Honor of Sam and Bessie Proctor

Divergent Convergence: The Arts of Creativity, Discovery & Inquiry

April 2, 2019 – July 21, 2019
Gladys Gracy Harn Exhibition Hall

The 500th Anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci's death takes place in 2019. This exhibition, offered as a part of the University of Florida's campus-wide commemoration of Leonardo, will investigate and celebrate how various artists discover, question the past, re-interpret the present, and imagine the future. Drawn from the Harn Museum’s permanent collection, the exhibition will demonstrate the mindfulness of artists over the last century, encouraging discussions and investigations centered on multiple questions, such as: what are the roles of innovation and imagination in the visual arts; how are boundaries between the arts and other disciplines connected and/or broken down; and where are artists going next?

Yoruba artist, Nigeria, "Staffs for Ogboni Society (edan Ogboni)," 18th-19th century, Collection of Drs. John and Nicole Dintenfass

Peace, Power, Prestige: African Metalwork

September 17, 2019 - June 1, 2020
S.F.I. Rotunda

This exhibition will explore the roles of metal objects in sustaining, unifying and enhancing life in African communities, while demonstrating the aesthetic and expressive power of metal arts. Peace, Power, Prestige will include a diverse range of iron, brass, bronze, gold, copper, silver, and alloyed works created by artists in West, Central, South and East Africa, between the 12th to 21st centuries. The selected objects are from the Harn Museum collection and private collections, most notably the John and Nicole Dintenfass collection.