University of South Florida

School of Art & Art History

USF College of The Arts

Student Events

Art communicates. What do our students want to express? What thoughts or emotions will their work evoke in you? Come find out at one of our many events.

The School of Art & Art History invites you to experience the talent, creativity and hard work of our students. Among a wide array of mediums, ranging from painting, drawing, and printmaking to ceramics, animation and digital modeling, photography, sculpture, and video, find something that resonates with you.

In addition to our student work exhibitions, we also host public lectures by nationally and internationally recognized artists, art historians, critics, and scholars. The Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery regularly hosts exhibitions featuring works by both students and visiting artists.

All events are free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the community.

The health and wellness of the USF community is always our first priority. In light of the continuing concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus), all university-sponsored events on campus are postponed or cancelled. For the latest information, visit:


Our biggest night of the year! Join the School of Art & Art History in USF’s annual celebration of visual art. The evening combines a reception for the Annual Juried Student Exhibition at the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery, the opening of the MFA Graduation Exhibition in the Contemporary Art Museum, an open house of the art studios displaying works in all mediums in the Fine Arts Building (FAH), an art history symposium for students to present their research topics, and live music in the FAH courtyard with free food and drinks.

MFA Graduation Exhibition

This annual exhibition at the USF Contemporary Art Museum features master’s thesis work by our third-year Master of Fine Arts candidates. 

Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Featuring the year's most outstanding artwork by students of the USF School of Art & Art History, as selected by a guest juror. Award announcements and the opening reception take place at ArtHouse, our biggest event of the year.

BFA Thesis Exhibition

At the end of every fall and spring semester, the graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students present their final work. The exhibition incorporates a broad range of mediums, including but not limited to video, painting, sculpture, and photography.