Much Ado About Portraits at the Harn!

Harn Musem of Art
Aug 5, 2013 2:11PM

On view in this exhibition are more than 75 works from all of the Harn’s collecting areas exploring the question: “Why do people create portraits?” Whether formal, religious, historical, imaginative or political, each and every portrait carries meanings intended by the artist, and those assigned to them by viewers.

A wall in the Much Ado About Portraits exhibition is dedicated to photographs of portraits located in multiple areas across UF’s campus. These works are mapped to encourage visitors to explore campus as a museum gallery.

For $3 visitors can create their own portraits to take home. Participating in this experience offers an opportunity to explore the decisions behind portrait making (and have some fun!).

Also on view in the exhibition is a virtual display of more than 75 portraits created by public and private high school art students. Participating Florida counties include Alachua, Palm Beach, Leon, Pinellas and Citrus. Visitors can vote for their favorite student portrait at the museum or on our Facebook page.

Visit to vote and follow the fun happenings at the Harn.

Image credit: Goseda Yoshio (1864 – 1943), Portrait of Tsuda Umeko, Meiji era, circa 1893-1912, painting on silk in mineral pigments, sumi ink and clam shell gesso, Much Ado About Portraits

Harn Musem of Art