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Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

SW 34th St and Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611
352 392 9826
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Dining
Traveler Description: The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art  builds and maintains art collections and produces many exhibitions and educational programs for visitors to enjoy... more »
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I am a very frequent visitor to the Harn Museum. It's a beautiful spot, especially the Asian wing, which is a tranquil experience. Their collection is varied and interesting with changing shows frequently. We are very fortunate to have it in Gainesville.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great stop off point in a visit to Gainesville. There is no admission charge to the museum -- just give what you like. A large variety of art and periods covered and an interesting store. I

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Place has some decent art for being affiliated with a university. It's maybe on par with other art museums from universities I've seen, but it's interesting to gander through on a day when you just want to get out and do something. We wandered in after going to the Natural History Museum next door.

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The Harn has many high quality collections on display. They also host a number of cultural events that enhances the Gainesville community.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great atmosphere. Great art. And best of all.... Free! Where else can you go and see a real Monet for free? Right next door to the natural history museum which is also free. These two places are a must do when in Gainesville!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Amazing museum for such a small community. Some very famous pieces, Miro, Picasso, etc. Beautiful architecture with Zen garden and outside areas. Directly next to natural history museum which is also free.

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Gainesville, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
32 attraction reviews
13,625 helpful votes 13,625 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Living in Gainesville, we forget we have such a wonderful museum. The building is beautiful and spacious. The docents were very knowledgeable and helpful and the young woman that greeted us was especially enthusiastic about the museum and the different collections. We have a Monet - DO NOT MISS IT. Three of the exhibitions were "on loan" and they were... More

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Deltona, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Harn Museum has exhibitions from Asia, Africa, and modern American, European, and Latin American art. The Asian Art Wing has different galleries: Ceramics; Religion: Sculpture in the Round; Jades; Korean Art; and, Wit and Wonder of Kogo Incense Boxes. The Jade exhibit was breathtaking! The highlight of my visit was Claude Monet's Champ d'avoine (Oat Field). A wonderful time... More

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Harn is amazing. I like the fact you get a little bit of everything. Painting, sculpture, garden art, photography, ancient artifacts. Very well-encompassed and very informative. Could have spent all day in there. Love the little guides they put in the Asian art area. Highly recommended. A unique cultural jewel in North Florida.

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Seymour
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

They had an awesome modern day photo collection of China and their Asian art collection is awesome. My friends remarked that they could spend all day here and not cover it all. Best of all, it was weekend and the parking was free and admission free.

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