Arts Calendar of Events

IMPORTANT UPDATE ONGOING

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: http://usf.edu/coronavirus.

Find inspiration and let your imagination wander by attending one or more of the over 250 yearly concerts, performances, exhibitions, talks, conferences, masterclasses, and festivals presented by the USF College of The Arts. The events listed below are open to students and the Tampa Bay community. Visit the Arts Box Office for tickets and guest services.

*Please note: for exhibitions in the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery, only Students, Faculty and Staff are permitted in the gallery during USF's current Phase II.

October 2020

Good Boys and True,by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
October 25 and 26, 7:30 pm on Microsoft Teams (with reservation)
Please join the USF Theatre and Dance as they present a live streamed staged reading of Good Boys and True by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa, directed by TheatreUSF students Alex Barba and Juliette Moore. Prep school senior Brandon Hardy is brilliant, athletic, popular and charming—the kind of student that makes St. Joe's School for Boys proud to call its own. However, his privileged life threatens to collapse when a disturbing videotape is revealed on campus.

Notes: Embrace the power of the spoken word as you listen to the stories of people navigating the joys and challenges of life in the second of two plays being considered for the next season. 

* These shows contain adult content and language and are not suitable for children under 15. Reservations are required in order to be sent the link for the performance. Please call (813) 974-9108 or email Amanda Clark for reservations or more information. Performances will be live streamed from our TAR 120 blackbox.

November 2020

The Neighbors Online Scholars Talk with Lisa J. Sutcliffe
November 5, 6:00 pm on Zoom, register now
Join us for an online scholars talk about The Neighbors with Christian Viveros-Fauné, USFCAM Curator-at-large, and Lisa J. Sutcliffe, Herzfeld Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Milwaukee Art Museum, who has contributed a curatorial essay. Visit cam.usf.edu for the latest on all CAM events!

USF Symphonic Band Live Stream
November 6, 2:00 pm on YouTube, link forthcoming
Please join the USF Symphonic Chamber Players for their third live-streamed concert of chamber music on Friday, November 6 at 2:00pm.This concert will feature composers Valerie Coleman, Esther Williamson Ballou, Haley Woodrow, Henri Tomasi, W.A. Mozart, and Georges Bizet.

BFA Thesis Exhibition: OUT OF STOCK
November 9-19, reservations required, contact Marie O'Neil
The School of Art & Art History presents the Fall 2020 BFA Thesis Exhibition: OUT OF STOCK. The exhibition will feature artwork in various mediums created by the undergraduate class of fall 2020. * Only Students, Faculty and Staff are permitted in the gallery during USF's Phase II.
Reservations are required, parties of 4 or fewer, please email Marie O'Neil. The Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery hours are M-Th 11am-3pm. Masks and social distancing are required on the USF campus.

Kennedy Family Visiting Artist Andra Stanislav
November 12, 7:00 pm, link forthcoming
Lecture by visiting artist Andrea Stanislav whose practice spans sculpture, multimedia installations and public art.

USF Woodwind Faculty Recital: Alone in Community
November 13, 5:00 pm on YouTube, link forthcoming
USF Woodwind Faculty present a live-streamed recital featuring USF professors Amy Collins, oboe; Calvin Falwell, clarinet; Fernando Traba, bassoon; Valerie Gillespie, saxophone, with double bassist Steve Boisen; and Francesca Arnone, flute.

BFA Thesis: Out of Stock Reception
November 20, 7:00 pm, link forthcoming
A virtual reception for our Fall 2020 BFA Exhibition: Out of Stock will be held on November 20, 2020 at 7pm. Link forthcoming via email & social media accounts.

Measure for Measure, by William Shakespeare
November 21 and 22, 7:30 pm on Facebook Live
The story centers around the fate of Claudio, who is arrested by Lord Angelo, the temporary leader of Vienna. Isabella, Claudio's sister, is about to enter a nunnery when her brother is arrested. When she hears of her brother's arrest, she goes to Angelo to beg him for mercy. He refuses, but then he propositions her, saying that he will let Claudio live if she agrees to sleep with him. PLEASE NOTE: These shows contain adult content and language and are not suitable for children under 15.

BFA End of Semester Showings
November 21, 2:00 pm, link forthcoming
DanceUSF students present their semester end BFA projects.Don’t miss this beautiful afternoon of live streaming original student choreography.

December 2020

Life During Wartime Online Closing Reception + Artists Talk
December 5, 1:00 pm, Zoom link forthcoming
Join us for an online closing reception and conversation to wrap up CAM’s first virtual exhibition Life During Wartime. Participating artist Richard Mosse will join USFCAM Curator-at-large Christian Viveros-Faune to talk about about his current practice. Visit the exhibition before the talk, so you can have insightful questions ready for the Q&A!

Breaking Barriers: Selected Work
December 9 and 10, link forthcoming
USF Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to provide Breaking Barriers arts programming, an initiative to expand access to the arts for military personnel, veterans, and their families. Breaking Barriers offers veterans the opportunity to have a voice through art-making, and interface and integrate with both the local civilian and broader veteran community. This, in turn, can change the culture of the “silent veteran,” into a storyteller, a witness, and amplify veteran voices. The series concludes with a special showing of curated works from each participant exhibited at the USF Contemporary ArtMuseum and virtually on the Breaking Barriers website on December 9th-10th.
Made possible by the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, and the Florida Department of State.

Breaking Barriers: Selected Work Reception
December 10, 7:00 pm, Zoom link forthcoming
Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the veterans from the Breaking Barriers photography workshops. Visit cam.usf.edu for Zoom link and the latest on all CAM events!

Ongoing Events

Life During Wartime: Art in the Age of the Coronavirus
An Evolving Online Exhibition // June 6 – December 12
Life During Wartime is USFCAM’s first major virtual exhibition. It asks more than 50 international artists to respond to the realities that have gripped the planet since March 5, the date the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic. An evolving, real-time display, the exhibition mobilizes feeling, thought, and activity around art’s role as a conceptual catalyst. Artist contributions provide a picture of a planet in crisis, but also images of hope and optimism in the face of a global emergency. This exhibition is curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné, and organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa.

Made possible by Major Sponsor the Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation, and by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The USF Contemporary Art Museum is recognized by the State of Florida as a major cultural institution and receives funding through the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The USF Contemporary Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums

The Neighbors: Slide Shows for America
August 24 - December 5
Reservations will be required to visit USFCAM; masks and social distancing required on campus. Check cam.usf.edu for reservation information and opening status.

Five invited photographers—Widline Cadet, Guy Greenberg, Curran Hatleberg, Kathya Maria Landeros, and Zora J Murff—were commissioned to put together slideshows of images that reflect on the idea of community during an election season and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. This exhibition is curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné, and organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa.

Made possible by Major Sponsor the Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation, and by grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Florida Department of State. The USF Contemporary Art Museum is recognized by the State of Florida as a major cultural institution and receives funding through the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The USF Contemporary Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance

Color Code 2020 // Luftwerk & Normal
September 15 - November 3
On September 15th, International Democracy Day, USFCAM presents an exterior installation of Color Code 2020, three artist designed flags created collaboratively by Chicago-based artists and designers Luftwerk and Normal. Using the universal language of Morse code and color theory, Color Code 2020 transforms the international symbol of distress–S (three dots) O (three dashes) S (three dots)–into a sign of solidarity and connectedness for humanity. In partnership with other installation sites in Chicago and around the US, Color Code 2020 will remain on view through Election Day, November 3, 2020. This project is curated by Sarah Howard, and organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa.

Made possible by Major Sponsor the Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation, and by CAM’s Art for Community Engagement (ACE) funders. The USF Contemporary Art Museum is recognized by the State of Florida as a major cultural institution and receives funding through the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The USF Contemporary Art Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.