In Gainesville, Florida, the arts have flourished. During your stay at Sweetwater Branch Inn, you will most likely run into a craft fair or theater production. As the arts thrive, many museums have been erected in the area. The Harn Museum of Art is one of our favorite places to visit when we need a little artistic inspiration. This museum brings exhibitions into Florida for the purpose of educating, inspiring, and enriching its visitors’ lives. Come see for yourself!
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About the Harn Art Museum
The Harn Art Museum is located on the University of Florida campus. While they use the museum for educational purposes with the students, they also hope to extend education to the public as well. They try for a diverse set of works to push the boundaries and open discussion in hopes that their main goal of educating, inspiring, and enriching its visitors’ lives will be reached.
Harn Museum Exhibits
The Harn Museum of Art has more than 600 works of art inside. There are 11 galleries that are made up of drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography, beadwork, video, and more. Outside, there are many gardens that are expertly tended to. The exhibitions frequently change and are pulled from the Harn’s collections of more than 10,000 artworks and loans from other establishments and collectors. It is unlikely you will ever see the same thing twice between visits!
Visiting the Harn Museum of Art
The Harn Museum of Art is open every day of the week besides Monday. Admission is usually free unless there is a special exhibition; if you would like to pay for admission, you can make a donation! The only thing you’ll have to pay for is Harn Museum parking. If you are curious what exhibitions are going to be shown during your stay at Sweetwater Branch Inn, you can check their website for current exhibitions and future gallery changes. After your walk through the galleries, you can browse their store and grab a bite to eat in their cafe!
Stay at Sweetwater Branch Inn
Sweetwater Branch Inn has everything you need for it to be your home away from home during your Gainesville getaway! Choose from a variety of accommodations, all uniquely decorated. We have everything from rooms and suites to spacious cottages. We are just minutes away from many attractions downtown like the Harn Museum of Art, restaurants, shopping, and more! Relax at our oasis of Florida-style gardens, a saltwater swimming pool, and even a putting green. Indulge in our complimentary wine & cheese happy hour and delicious breakfasts! Come experience the perfect mix of Southern comfort and elegance at Sweetwater Branch Inn.