University of South Florida

College of The Arts

University of South Florida

College Events

Tickets for the 2021-2022 Season are being offered free of charge and are available 24/7 online at https://www.ticketmaster.com/. Reservations are required. Please download the tickets to your smartphone or device before arriving. Paid parking is easily available on the ParkMobile app or online at https://parkmobile.io/.

Find inspiration and let your imagination wander by attending concerts, performances, exhibitions, lectures, masterclasses, and festivals presented by the USF College of The Arts. The events listed below are free and open to the public. Visit the online Arts Box Office for tickets and guest services.

If you'd like to support the College of The Arts, please visit: giving.usf.edu/where/usf/arts

Summer Events

The Lyrical Moment: Modern and Contemporary Abstraction by Helen Frankenthaler and Heather Gwen Martin
June 17 – July 30, 2022 at the USF Contemporary Art Museum

Taking as a starting point a substantial award by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the USF Contemporary Art Museum has organized an exhibition that features elegant, hand-processed prints by pioneering artist Helen Frankenthaler and digitally-informed, pop-inflected canvases and gouaches by Los Angeles painter Heather Gwen Martin. Born of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation’s substantial gift of prints as part of their Frankenthaler Prints Initiative for university-affiliated museums, the exhibition brings together outstanding works on paper by a modern master with lyrical paintings by an accomplished contemporary artist whose colorful efforts invoke computational algorithms and twenty-first century screen culture.

 The Lyrical Moment is curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné, CAM Curator-at-Large; and organized by the USF Contemporary Art Museum. The exhibition is sponsored in part by the Gobioff Foundation; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and made possible by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation’s generous gift to the USF Art Collection.

The Lyrical Moment Gallery Conversation + Opening Reception
June 17th from 6:30pm – 9:00pm in the USF Contemporary Art Museum

Join us to celebrate the opening of CAM’s summer exhibition, The Lyrical Moment: Modern and Contemporary Abstraction by Helen Frankenthaler and Heather Gwen Martin. At 6:30pm, USFCAM Curator-at-Large Christian Viveros-Fauné and exhibiting artist Heather Gwen Martin will tour visitors through the galleries while leading a conversation about the exhibition. An opening reception follows until 9:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Art Thursday: Concert in the Galleries - The Lyrical Moment
July 7, 2022 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the USF Contemporary Art Museum

Please join us for a Concert in the Galleries with USF School of Music students, alumni, and faculty joining forces with CAM to musically interpret The Lyrical Moment, artworks by Helen Frankenthaler and Heather Gwen Martin. Featuring performances and compositions chosen in response to the artwork and contributions of these pioneering women, including the premiere of Stella Sung’s Suite Ancienne for flute, oboe, and bassoon. This event is free and open to the public.

Art Thursday: Student Led Tour 
July 28, 2022 from 10:00am – 11:30am in the USF Contemporary Art Museum

Join us at CAM for a gallery tour of The Lyrical Moment led by USF student docents.


If you'd like to support the College of The Arts, please visit: giving.usf.edu/where/usf/arts