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Richard Beckman Birthday Party

July 25

USF Contemporary Art Museum
3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa

Please join us for a birthday celebration commemorating the life of Richard Beckman as an artist, professor, mentor, and friend within the USF and Tampa Bay community.

7:15pm - Curator’s Tour

8pm - Cake and a toast
to Richard

Music by DJ Oblivion
Sangria + Refreshments
Balloon Hats!

Richard Beckman (1957-2004) was an object-based sculptor whose national recognition included exhibitions in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. His solo exhibitions were reviewed in Art in America, Artpapers, Sculpture, Visions, Artspace, and the LA. Times. His work was included in over one hundred group exhibitions and he was the recipient of three research awards and three teaching awards at the University of South Florida during his tenure from 1991 to 2004. Beckman received a National Endowment for the Arts/Southern Arts Federation Artist's Fellowship in 1995 and two State of Florida Individual Artist's Fellowships 1995, 2000).



WOW (Week of Welcome) Art & Ice USF Student Event

August 27

USF Contemporary Art Museum
3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa

Join us at this Week of Wecome student event to make new connections, enjoy free icy treats and play art games for prizes.


Richard Beckman, Half the Truth, 1990. Welded steel mesh; 50 x 100 x 30 inches. Gift of the Family of Richard Beckman, USF Collection. photo: Will Lytch/Graphicstudio.

Richard Beckman Public Sculpture Dedication

September 5

Adjacent to USF School of Art and Art History (FAH)

USF Institute for Research in Art will dedicate Richard Beckman's sculpture Half the Truth (1990), gifted to the USF Collection by his family. The permanent public installation celebrates and honors Beckman's contributions as an artist, professor, mentor, and friend to the College of The Arts and the Tampa Bay community.

This event will be held in the green space between PCD (Psychology) and FAH (Fine Arts) just north of parking lot 9B, USF Tampa campus.


Mike Covello, Full Fathom Five, 2014. Mixed media installation; 18 x 35 x 8 feet

Closing Reception for A Different Frame of Mind and Richard Beckman: Outside the Curve of Reason exhibitions

September 5

USF Contemporary Art Museum
3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa


All CAM and Graphicstudio events are FREE unless otherwise noted.


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