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Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USF on view at Tampa Museum of Art; Chuck Close, Self-Portrait/Photogravure, 2005. Published by Graphicstudio, University of South Florida Collection. photo by Will Lytch

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Theo WujcikThe Passing of Theo Wujcik

Theo Wujcik passed away on Saturday, March 29th, 2014, succumbing to cancer at the age of 78. It is with great sadness that we must say goodbye to this talented artist and dear friend. Though he will paint no more in his Ybor City studio, his commitment to his craft and our community remains a source of inspiration to all those he touched.


Art in Health Studio Workshop led by Bruce Marsh83Degrees Explores the USFCAM Art in Health Program

The USF Art in Health program, a collaborative project that unites the museum and USF Health, was featured in a recent article in 83Degrees. The program, modeled after similar initiatives at Harvard University and University of Miami, was founded in 2012 and since hosted 86 students from disciplines including medicine, public health, pharmacy, physical therapy, social work and speech-language pathology.


Sample of rewritten 2nd AmendmentPedro Reyes Performance Amendment to the Amendment Sought Common Ground

The performance was truly a collaborative effort that included USF College of the Arts faculty and students. The USF percussion ensemble and jazz combos played Reyes’ unique instruments, crafted from firearms confiscated and disabled by the Mexican Army. Everyone who attended the sold-out event was invited to participate in the performance, which was created by Reyes in partnership with USF Theatre professor Dora Arreola, and USF and Community Stepping Stones students.


Pedro Reyes, Imagine, 2012CAM@25: Social Engagement in the News

CAM is getting a lot of ink for our current exhibition CAM@25: Social Engagement. This exhibition features some of our most talked about work from our past 25 years. Even the New York Times has mentioned the show in their “Gun Report” segment, which sadly includes the victims of gun violence each day. Here is a list of stories we’ve found covering the show with an outtake from each article.


Christian Marclay, Allover (Rush, Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner, and Others), 2008.Tampa Museum of Art Presents “Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USF”

We are very excited about the upcoming ”Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USF” exhibition at Tampa Museum of Art! The exhibition opens on February 1, 2014 at the beautiful new TMA facility.


Marclay Review‘Christian Marclay: New Paintings and Works on Paper’ at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York

Galleryist NY recently posted a review of the current Christian Marclay show at Paula Cooper Gallery so we’re sharing an excerpt of that review and a link to the full review.


Zanele Muholi, Katlego Mashiloane and Nasipho Lavuta, Ext. 2, Lakeside, Johannesburg, from the series Being, 2007, Lambda print, 30” x 30.” Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York.Reviews of USFCAM “SubRosa: The Language of Resistance” Exhibition

SubRosa: The Language of Resistance is still on view at USFCAM. Be sure to check out the exhibition before it’s gone December 7th! Here’s a bit from the press on the USFCAM exhibition: Creative Loafing | Review: “SubRosa Reaches the Age of Dissent” Art corespondent Julie Garisto reviews SubRosa for Creative Loafing Throughout SubRosa, absurdity mixes with tragedy, demystifying the injustices so that the viewer doesn’t feel completely overcome. Best of all, you come away with a more nuanced view of the plights of others and the artists portraying them..."


screenshot of WEDU Arts PlusWEDU “Arts Plus” Features USFCAM’s SubRosa

Have you visited the current exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum, SubRosa: The Language of Resistance? The exhibition has created local buzz, prompting a feature on WEDU’s “Arts Plus.” The crew from WEDU visited the exhibition and compiled a short video including an interview with Noel Smith and Margaret Miller with highlights from SubRosa.


Events & Info

A Different Frame of Mind Open Call for Proposals
Ends April 18 at 5pm

Theo Wujcik Memorial
May 10, 3–5pm


LED Lighting Upgrade
The USF Contemporary Art Museum has an LED lighting upgrade funded by a grant from the Student Green Energy Fund!

Explore InsideART
This innovative web-based visual literacy program integrates secondary school social studies and science with contemporary art in an examination and discussion of critical societal issues.

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