Harn Museum Olivia O'Quinn


When I first walked into the Harn Museum the first thing that caught my eye was the fact that they could incorporate the University of Florida into the museum. It stood out to me not only because of the fact that it was associated with the school, but the fact that you could immediately tell what it was, even though its not a very defined picture of a gator. I also decided to add the picture of the palm tree because it goes along with the florida theme.

Palm Tree with Sea

African Culture

The African Culture part of the museum stood out to me the most, i was mesmerized by not only the pictures but the videos of the African people expressing who they are and how passionate they are about who they are. As you can see many people dressed in the outfits like the ones above and also wore mask. Each mask symbolizes a different aspect of this community.
Face Mask from the 20th century, the Dan people believe that Du, an essential life force extant in all things and may incarnate itself as a mask.
Male Royal Ancestor Mask from 1939, The character Bwoom is part of the triad of character portrayed by the Kuba royal mask. His identity is ambiguous but he is sometimes said to be from a friendly neighboring group who helped the culture hero.
The Fancy Dress Masquerades in Ghana are popular is costal areas, yearly festivals as held and the masquerades compete for awards for the most inventive and aesthetically pleasing masks.

Women Artist

I believe that not many words should go into these pictures, as they speak for themselves

The Photo that spoke the most to me was the Scenographer's Mind VIII 2002, Eija-Ahtila is known for her beautiful and mesmerizing photographs that combine realism and fantasy, she explores parallel worlds. In this photo you can see her trying to work at the same time she is caring for her young child.

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