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Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

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Address: SW 34th St and Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611
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+1 352-392-9826
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Great Escape

Always a fun and informative place to visit! Exhibits are well displayed and there is an eating place for a respit AND a lovely gift shop! Very enjoyable!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a fun and informative place to visit! Exhibits are well displayed and there is an eating place for a respit AND a lovely gift shop! Very enjoyable!

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Inverness, Florida
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nice Exhibits by artist I have not seen before, in addition to other better known artists. Allow 2 hours to view. Has cafe which we did not visit. Short distance ( about 5 minutes) from I75.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Beautiful museum and great place to view art. Went to view a exhibit for school and it was great. Quite and free admission.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Wonderful exhibits, lovely space, and you get 3 fers because next door is the Natural History Museum and Butterfly Rainforest. And on the other side is the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. And I believe admission is still free. PS it owns a Monet though it may still be traveling with a Monet exhibit.

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bonita springs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a nice small art museum. It includes a photographic exhibit nicely done. There are a large number of paintings. The pottery has some great pieces to view. There are a number of unusual pieces. The museum is put together very tastefully

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Gainesville, Florida
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Despite living in Gainesville for the better part of a decade, I'd never ventured to the Harn Museum. Partially because I was unaware of the fact that it was free to students, and partially because I was very close-minded about what could be offered at a university museum. I attended one night as part of their Museum Nights (free to... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Typical of a high quality university art museum the Harn's collection is broad but shallow. Some outstanding pieces and interesting temporary exhibits. Nice building is larger than it appears, and galleries are spacious, well designed, and everything is nicely labeled. I'll visit again next time I'm in Gainesville. No set admission fee, but donations are encouraged.

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Nicely done small museum. There was an excellent educational and very beautiful show of 46 photo portraits of Frida Kahlo, and a very disturbing show of war photos "Aftermath - America in the Middle East." It's on display to December 31, 2016 and is worth the visit.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Spacious galleries, remarkable changing exhibits, and a broad permanent collection. Staff is friendly and helpful. It's a great outing solo, with family, or with a group.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We were in town for a retirement party and decided to check out this local art museum. First, the staff was beyond pleasant and helpful. Second, the museum was not packed and one could wander and view without crowds getting in the way. We were so please to find that one of the exhibits was "Mirror, Mirror...Portraits of Frida Kahlo".... More 

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