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Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville

(4.6/5 based on 180 reviews on the web)
Admission to the Harn Museum of Art is free.

Parking is available for $4 per day, or $.25 per 15 minutes in a metered spot, up to 45 minutes. Parking is free on weekends.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Very knowledgeable docent. Surprisingly large collection. Truly a lovely museum! It's a hidden gem of Gainesville!  more »
  • I have been ‘museum deprived’ since moving from the Boston Metro area so decided to visit here for hopefully a fix. I was not disappointed in this small but impressive gem. It is free (donations encou...  more »
  • I hadn't been to the Harn in a few years and headed there while in Gainesville late on a Sunday afternoon. The galleries were almost completely empty so I had Ms. Kahlo to myself not to mention the gu...  more »
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  • This museum has hosted numerous revered artists from history: Van Gogh, Monet, Warhol, Degas, and so many more contemporary artists that I simply don't know of. Suffice to say, each new exhibition that opens requires yet another trip to the Harn. Free student admission is a plus!
  • First of all, it's free admission. It's an impressive museum with a variety of historical artifacts and influential art. There is a beautiful Japanese water garden and also a Japanese rock garden. Such a great visit.
  • Recent expansions (such as the wildflower garden and Japanese garden) make the museum a fuller experience. Many rotating exhibits are interesting.
  • Some of the staff working at the museum reception, typically older white baby boomer generations aren't very friendly to anyone that doesn't look like them. Yes they're racists unfortunately like many of people in the city where passive animosity and racial attitudes are part of its culture despite its variety of downtown academic institutions. I was embarrassed to bring my family there who were visiting from NYC. The "modern" art museum, like its city, is pretty backward and lacks the culture of inclusiveness and the awareness of other more sophisticated cities and museums.
  • A little jewel of an art museum, with an unexpected and excellent collection. It's on the University campus, but on the SW side, so getting there and parking is easy. I can't believe there is no admission charge!