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University of Florida's Harn Museum of Art

University of Florida is constructing a 20,000-square-foot addition to its art museum

Aug. 16, 2021
The new wing will provide Harn Art Museum a multipurpose space for activities.

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida in Gainesville is constructing a 20,00-square-foot addition

The Gainesville Sun reports that the museum is gaining more gallery space for exhibitions and a dedicated gallery space for the Florida Art Collection, a gift of 1,200 works of Florida-themed art from Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers.

Additional areas will include a print study room providing students and faculty a place to closely analyze selected works of art, a conservation studio for art care specialists to evaluate and conserve the collection, and art storage for the donated art.

The Harn Museum of Art first opened in September 1990. Since its opening, two expansions have taken place — an 18,000-square-foot addition built in 2005 for exhibiting the Harn’s contemporary art collection and a 26,000-square-foot addition in 2012 dedicated to the museum’s collection of Asian Art.

Construction of the latest addition is expected to be completed in 2024. 

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners is the architect. 

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