Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida Receives Major Gifts and Support in Honor of Its 20th Anniversary

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GAINESVILLE, FL.- The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida set a goal of adding 20 new gifts of art to each of the museum’s collecting areas—African, Asian, modern and contemporary art, and photography—in its 20th anniversary year. Longtime patrons and new friends honored the museum by surpassing that goal and giving more than 350 works of art since Jan. 2010. The Harn also held a benefit party, “20 Candles: Come As You Art!” on Oct. 8, to support exhibitions and programs, which raised more than $150,000. At the event, current Director Rebecca Nagy announced that Harn founding museum and Emeritus Director Budd Harris Bishop and his wife Julia have made a gift to support the work of the museum at the director’s discretion. In honor of their gift a gallery space has been named The Julia C. and Budd H. Bishop Gallery. The gifts and funds raised in honor of the museum’s 20th annive