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College Events

Admission is FREE for the College of The Arts 2022-2023 Event Season!

Find inspiration and let your imagination wander by attending concerts, performances, exhibitions, lectures, masterclasses, and festivals presented free to the public by the USF College of The Arts.

Some events (denoted by an asterisk*) require tickets to accommodate seating. For those events, please visit https://www.ticketmaster.com/ to obtain your tickets online and download them to your smartphone or device before arriving.

Visit the online Arts Box Office for tickets, parking information, and guest services.

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November

actors reading a script

Emerging Playwrights Virtual Staged Reading

November 28th at 6pm ONLINE ONLY

TheatreUSF playwriting students showcase their semester work with the help of Theatre USF actors.  This program is made possible by a generous donation from the Lily Foundation.

This show contains adult language and content. Online Only.

Two dancers on a white background. One is very low to the ground while another flies through the air.

USF Dance BFA Showcase A

November 28th  at 7:30pm
in Theatre 1 *

Join ten of our twenty BFA in Dance Seniors as they share their Fall senior projects. Each work represents the students’ choreographic vision. Join us to see the stunning, inventive work that these emerging dance artists have created. And come back on Tuesday for the second showcase (Showcase B) featuring ten additional new works by the rest of the Dance BFA senior class!

Dancer with letter B

USF Dance BFA Showcase B

November 29th  at 7:30pm 
in Theatre 1 *

Join ten of our twenty BFA in Dance Seniors as they share their Fall senior projects. Each work represents the students’ choreographic vision. Join us to see the stunning, inventive work that these emerging dance artists have created. And make sure to attend the first showcase (Showcase A) on Monday night that features ten additional new works by the rest of the Dance BFA senior class!

Alyssa Jones on stage in the Concert Hall

Joy! USF Vocal Ensembles
& Friends

November 30th at 7:30pm in the USF Concert Hall *

Joy returns! This year, the USF vocal ensembles are joined by campus groups and choirs from
around the Greater Tampa Bay community.

December

colorful geometric shape

Student-Led Public Art Tours

December 2nd at 9:30am at the USF Contemporary Art Museum

Join us for two student-led tours of selected works from the USF Public Art collection. Both tours begin at CAM and feature a different selection of public artworks. Tour Guides: Vionie Beaunissant, Jeramy Brock, Sebastian Claro, Marley Derigo, Josephine George, William Giliberti, Caden Grizzard, Leah Hoopes, Isfar Ibrahim, Kevin Merrill, Cynthia Sexton-Wilson, Jakal Wade, Charles Weeks, Anna Witte, and Mara Zucker.

The tours are free and open to the public.

Photo of dog on yellow chair

BREAKING BARRIERS: THROUGH OUR LENS

December 8th 10am-8pm and December 9th 10a-5pm with a reception on the 9th from 7-9pm at the USF Contemporary Art Museum

USF Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present the exhibition Breaking Barriers: Through Our Lens as part of arts programming for military veterans. Breaking Barriers: Through Our Lens brings together the art of sixteen U.S. veterans and family members. The exhibition includes a selection of forty-seven photographs from two intensive artist-lead photography workshops, including both a beginning and an advanced section.

Ongoing Events

Jesse Murry, Deluge—After Turner, c. 1990 - 1991. Oil and wax on linen. 30-3/4 x 31 inches (78.1 x 78.7 cm). © 2022 The Jesse Murry Foundation, New York. Courtesy of The Jesse Murry Foundation, New York. Photograph by Kerry McFate.

Necessary Angels: Jesse Murry & Lisa Yuskavage

August 26 – December 3 in
USF Contemporary Art Museum
Monday-Friday 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday 10 am – 8 pm; Saturday 1–4pm; Closed Sundays

Organized by USFCAM Curator-at-Large Christian Viveros-Fauné, the exhibition is only the second time that Murry's and Yuskavage's work has been presented under the same roof since their Yale 1986 MFA thesis show.

Jesse Murry, Untitled (Rising/Abyss Study), 1992. Oil and wax on canvas. 20 x 20 inches (50.8 x 50.8 cm). © 2022 The Jesse Murry Foundation, New York. Courtesy of The Jesse Murry Foundation, New York. Photograph by Kerry McFate.

Jesse Murry: Rising

August 26 - December 3 in USF Contemporary Art Museum
Monday-Friday 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday 10 am – 8 pm; Saturday 1–4pm; Closed Sundays

Curated by Jarrett Earnest and Lisa Yuskavage and first staged at David Zwirner gallery in New York in September of 2021, Jesse Murry: Rising serves as an important introduction to the art, poetry, and criticism of a unique and polymathic American talent.

BFA Art Exhibition and Reception Flyer

BFA Thesis Exhibition: Nine Hundred and Sixty Hours

November 18th - December 1st in the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery

The seven prospective graduates will display their most ambitious and provocative work to date in a wide breadth of media and concepts. In many ways, the exhibition is an ode to the artistic practices and developments synthesized through the many hours (no pun intended) of engagement with history, theory, popular culture, politics, and the personal in their work. These 960 hours of study—which became days, which became months, and finally, years—are distilled in the exhibition, featuring works in painting, ceramics, sculpture, video, performance, and animation. Join us to celebrate this meteoric exhibition before the opportunity passes you by!

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