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					Museum Nights Events Fall 2007
October 11, Harn open until 9 p.m.

7pm Free Premiere screening of PBS’s fourth season of “ART21” the Harn will host a premiere showing of segments from the fourth season of “Art:21,” the acclaimed primetime national television series about contemporary art and artists. The season four episodes focus on the themes of romance, protest, ecology and paradox, with 14-minute segments on individual artists. Robert Adams, whose work is currently on display in the Harn exhibition “Highlights from the Photography Collection,” is featured in the ecology episode. The series will not debut on PBS until Oct. 28. Co-sponsored by WUFT-TV. Following the screening, Harn MUSEs (Museum University Student Educators) will present interactive tours related to the season four themes.

6 p.m. Anna Holcombe, Director, UF School of Art and Art History The Ceramics of Toshiko Takaezu: Function, Form and Surface Anna Calluori Holcombe, director of the UF School of Art and Art History, will explore works by one of America's most eminent ceramists. An internationally known ceramic artist, Calluori Holcombe has focused her academic career on teaching, higher education administration and gallery management. She served as head of Kansas State University‟s art department for six years before coming to UF in fall 2007. Calluori Holcombe received her bachelor‟s degree in art from Montclair (N.J.) State University and her master‟s of fine arts in 1977 from Louisiana State University. She has also pursued graduate studies at Illinois State University.
October 18, Harn and Florida Museum open until 9 p.m. Florida Museum: Butterfly Jazz Night (Rainforest open to students with Gator 1 card)

Jazz Band – „Trio de Janerio‟ performing 6pm-9pm 6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: The Success and Failure of Modernist Photography * Shep Steiner, Visiting Assistant Professor UF School of Art and Art History * Andrea Robbins, Assistant Professor UF School of Art and Art History * David Jacobs, Professor of Art University of Houston Art Department * Tom Southall, Curator of Photography Harn Museum of Art (Moderator)
October 25, Harn open until 9 p.m. 7 p.m., artTunes presented by the Harn MUSEs Experience a lively and musical tour through the museum during Museum Nights as Harn MUSEs share music to inspire comparison and interpretation of artworks. Cultural themes are highlighted by drawing connections between subject matter, style, meaning and innovations in music and the visual arts.

6 p.m. John Picton, Professor Emeritus of African Art, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London “Body marking is a cornerstone in African Art: a contribution to the history of art in late 20th-century Nigeria” John Picton is among the most distinguished scholars of African art history today and has published extensively on many subjects related to African art. He will discuss the emerging modernism of Nigeria at the time of the nation‟s independence, and the sources drawn upon by those artists: folk tales, textile design, body art, etc. along with the irrelevance of the traditional/contemporary divide. Co-sponsored by UF Student Government.

November 1, Harn and Florida Museum open until 9 p.m. Florida Museum: Day of the Dead Celebration (Center for Latin American Studies, Mexicans in Gainesville, Mexican American Student Association, and museum collections partnership) 6:30 AIA Film Series – Goff in the Desert & In the Cause of Imagination Bart Prince Chandler Auditorium Held for Architecture series – Informal discussion of the films will be held at the Camellia Court Café November 8, Harn and Florida Museum open until 9 p.m. Florida Museum: Trashformations Art Show (Waste Alternatives Partnership) 6:00pm – Gallery Talk – Tom Southall – Harn Photo Curator

November 15, Harn open until 9 p.m. 7 p.m., Art: Off the Wall presented by the Harn MUSEs Join the Harn‟s student educators during Museum Nights to take a look at art that is weird, wild and “off the wall.” Participate in gallery discussions, activities, games and hands-on projects to figuratively take the art “off the walls” and make personal connections.

November 29, Harn and Florida Museum open until 9 p.m. 7 p.m., Harn Gallery Talk: The Art of Poetry A reading of poems inspired by works on exhibit at the Harn Museum, written by students in Professor Debora Greger's MFA poetry workshop. Florida Museum: Science Movie Night: "An Inconvenient Truth" w/speaker: Dr. Albert Matheny


				
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