Director Nagy to retire after 16 years at Harn

After 16 years at the Harn Museum of Art, Director Rebecca Nagy will retire on June 30. Under Nagy’s leadership, the Harn’s collections grew from approximately 4,700 to more than 11,000 works of art, more than doubling the amount of art available for display, research and learning. The Harn Free Membership program has brought membership levels to record highs, with more than 5,000 individual members as of this spring, including 2,000 UF students. Read more about Nagy’s legacy in this Gainesville Sun story.

Lee Anne Hurt Chesterfield will replace Nagy as the new director, effective July 1. Chesterfield comes to UF from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where she served as the principle advisor to the director and oversaw all aspects of the museum’s strategic plan and board relations. Learn more.