Student Life

Arts and Culture at USF

Interested in arts & cultural events? Some of the best events and venues in the area are right here on USF’s campuses.

Arts Events

The arts at USF thrive with more than 300 yearly concerts, performances, exhibitions, lectures, symposia and festivals open to students and the community, many free of charge. Browse the event calendars and learn more.

Contemporary Art Museum

The Contemporary Art Museum presents significant exhibitions of contemporary art from around the world and maintains the university's art collection, comprised of more than 5,000 works. Explore current and past exhibitions and learn about upcoming events.


Graphicstudio is a world-renowned research atelier. Over 100 leading international contemporary artists have created more than 600 limited edition fine art works at the studio in collaboration with the university's master printers. See the artists and their work.

Art Galleries

Centre Gallery is a free, student-run exhibition space in the Tampa campus’ Marshall Student Center showcasing innovative, contemporary art. Poynter Gallery within the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library on the St. Petersburg campus exhibits work that introduces the campus community to a wide range of excellent contemporary art.

Botanical Gardens

Explore a living collection of more than 3,000 plants, animals and natural habitats on the southwest corner of the Tampa campus.

Public Art

The Public Art program at USF has worked with many of the nation’s most prominent public artists to enhance the aesthetics and cultural life of our campuses by developing responsive works of art for display in various gathering places inside and between campus buildings.