Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville

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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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  • What looks like an average college building on the outside holds a delightful surprise on the inside for the visitor. Phenomenal and varied collection. Room upon room of treasures. The alphabet displa...  more »
  • I love this place. They have a Monet and lots of other very cool art. This is a must see if you are visiting Gainesville.  more »
  • The Art Museum is adjascent to the Natural History museum on the UF campus. The exhibits were unique and there was quite of variety of art forms. It's just the right size if you plan to visit other at...  more »
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  • This was really cool to go here and see all the different stuff they have amassed in their collection. My personal favorite is the Claude Monet painting on display, as I stared at these in textbooks growing up. Make sure to visit the gift shop for some unique gifts. Also, make sure you don’t wear noisy shoes, it’s very quiet.
  • My husband, 3 sons and I (black) walked into the Bishop Study Center where an older lady and young man were sitting behind the desk. We spoke while walking in but was not acknowledged, but shortly after and "white" couple along with their 2 children walked in. The lady at the desk then got up and began speaking to them, also showed them what was available to do in the center and did this a few more times with other white families. We then left there and entered into the African Collection where we were constantly followed and watched from one open door to the next by the "same" white male security" for the full maybe 10 mins we were in there until I decided to leave. It's heart breaking to have to explain to my 12, 9, and 5 year old black sons that when they are seen in the public eye especially when the majority is white, unfortunately we are automatically seen as suspicious and continuously followed around like criminals when in actuality we just want to learn about our history. We will never go back and maybe that's what they want anyway!
  • Intimate, highly curated museum. Well chosen artists that are relevant for today's issues. Excellent artists introductions in the auditorium. Always worth the three hour drive round trip. Saw the work of internationally known photographer Joni Sternbach. Her sand and sea series amazing.
  • Was a nice place to wander around on an afternoon date. I enjoyed the different exhibits. I will say it doesn’t change that much over time though. The last time I was there was about 5 years ago and a good bit of the art was still the same. All and all would recommend it.
  • I love the Harn! Check their website for upcoming exhibits. Sometimes they get very well known traveling exhibits.
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