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Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

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Address: SW 34th St and Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone Number: 352 392 9826
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Dining

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We visited on a rainy day. We were pleasantly surprised to learn it is free to visit and was much larger than my husband and I expected. They don't allow large bags so I had to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We visited on a rainy day. We were pleasantly surprised to learn it is free to visit and was much larger than my husband and I expected. They don't allow large bags so I had to leave mine at the front counter which I don't like doing (I guess I worry about my things being stolen a lot) but they... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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53 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were treated to a wonderful collection of pottery and a collection of African designed textiles and clothing. We had lunch in the basement, which was delightful! Many little garden areas are tucked throughout the collections, making this a delightful place to visit. No charge for the basic collections.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A monet exhibit will snag us every time and the Harn's monet was no different. Didn't like the $4 to park but loved the admission-free museum. Monet exhibit was small but, since we had never been to the museum before, we enjoyed the other exhibits also.

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Sarasota, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

The Harn museum is a gem in Gainesville! We went specifically to see the Monet exhibit. There was about 5 original paintings there. Excellent!! There were also many other fine Impressionist pieces of artwork! Mary Cassat had some art displayed as well. Admission is free. Parking is 4 dollars!! Do not miss this art exhibit!!

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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We aren't great art aficionados, but very little here really kept our interest. They did have some Monet's which were nice, but very little else was awe inspiring. I love photography, so thought that that section might be interesting, but to be honest it was more interesting for the content of the old pictures than for the sake of art... More 

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Fleming Island, Florida
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38 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This art museum is packed with a wide range of interests very nicely displayed. They often have wonderful special exhibits. This month is a fabulous exhibit highlighting Claude Monet's impact on the American Impressionists. There is no entrance fee charged but a reasonable donation is suggested. There is an excellent cafe on the lower level where spending on the weather... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

When visiting Butterfly Rainforest and Florida Museum of Natural History—the two top-rated TripAdvisor Gainesville attractions—I wanted to take in the Harn Art Museum, rated ninth of 61 Gainesville attractions. Unfortunately, it is closed on Mondays. The security guard, however, allowed me to visit the few exhibits in the lobby, and there’s a host of modern art on the exterior. Like... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One of my favorite art museums. They have a very nice Monet (my favorite painter), but you have to see their Asian exhibit and their Japanese garden, a wonderful oasis on campus. And their collection on kogo (incense burners) is unparalled.

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Toronto, Canada
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I have been to,lots of galleries and museum, and have paid lots of money to get into them. BONUS, this one is free! They were featuring an Impressionist exhibit that had a few Monets in it along with American Impressionists. Also, African Art, photo exhibit! Asian display, all on one floor. The gallery is next to some other attractions so... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What a gem of an Art Gallery! I was there today to do a site inspection for an upcoming group tour and had heard a lot of positive comments about this gallery. I wasn't disappointed. They have a superlative collection of artwork. Currently, there's a Monet exhibit along with African Traditional costumes. I was also impressed with the Asian collection... More 

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