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.

November 2020

USF Symphonic Band Pre-Recorded Stream
November 20, 2:00 pm on YouTube

USF Wind Ensemble Live Stream
November 20, 3:30 pm on YouTube
The Light Fantastic and Symphonies for Wind Instruments were originally scheduled to be performed on a chamber winds concert last week. Scherzo alla Marcia and Hemispheres are on today's program, but due to time constraints only the first movement of Turrin's masterwork will be performed. Both works written for orchestral winds, meaning no strings. Note how the additional percussion and keyboards can completely transform the sounds and colors of the ensemble.

USF Woodwind Faculty Recital: Alone in Community
November 20 (originally Nov. 13), 5:00 pm on YouTube
USF Woodwind Faculty present a livestreamed 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 Virtual Reception
November 20, 7:00 pm, on Zoom
A virtual reception for our Fall 2020 BFA Exhibition: Out of Stock will be held on November 20, 2020 at 7pm. View the exhibition ahead of the reception at Outofstock-usf.org.

Measure for Measure, by William Shakespeare
November 20 and 21, 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 propositions her, saying 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.

Emerging Playwrights' Virtual Staged Readings
November 23, 7:00 pm on YouTube
The premiere of four original short plays from the Writing for the Theatre Class!

USF Trombone Choir and Octet: In Memory of Don Kneeburg
November 24 (originally Nov. 12), 12:30 pm on YouTube
Livestreamed from the USF Concert Hall, USF Trombone Choir and Octet will perform Reflection and Celebration - for 8-part Trombone Ensemble (2018) by David Wilborn.
Dedicated to the memory of Don Kneeburg (1938-2020)

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 - November 25
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