The Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History (HESCAH) program brings to the University of Florida distinguished scholars whose work represents a range of fields in the history of art. Established by a gift from Dr. David A. and Mary Ann Cofrin, this endowment funds visiting scholars, lecture series and symposia featuring leading art historians, critics, curators and museum professionals. Free and open to the university community and beyond, HESCAH events are presented in collaboration with the Harn Museum of Art, and often with other departments and centers on campus. Since 1993, the HESCAH program has offered opportunities to engage with scholars and thinkers on the cutting edge of current scholarship in art history.
This year's biggest HESCAH event is the symposium, "Beyond Biography: Artistic Practice and Personhood in Colonial Latin America", October 10-11, 2019.