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Exterior of USFCAM during Opening Reception

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Upcoming Events

We look forward to hosting events at CAM and Graphicstudio again when the situation allows. In the interim, please join us for our virtual online events and Like and Follow Graphicstudio's  Instagram and Facebook, and CAM's Instagram and Facebook for the latest news!

All USFCAM,  Graphicstudio, and Public Art events are FREE unless otherwise noted. For reasonable accommodations please email Amy or call (813) 974-4164. (FL Relay 711)


Deana Lawson American, born 1979. Binky & Tony Forever, 2009. Pigmented inkjet print (Archival inkjet print), 37 × 43 1/4 in. (94 × 109.9 cm) Museum purchase, 2019, SN11654. Collection of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida, Florida State University, Sarasota, Florida.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Still Here Opening Celebration + Conversation with Dorothy M. Davis, Christian Viveros-Fauné, and Noel Smith


Join us for an opening celebration for Still Here: The Griffith J. Davis Photographs and Archives in Context with exhibition curators Dorothy M. Davis, President of Griffith J. Davis Photographs and Archives; Christian Viveros-Fauné, CAM Curator at Large; and Noel Smith, CAM Deputy Director and Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Art.


John Sims, Freedom Memorial at Gamble Plantation, 2020. Video animation with sound, 12 foot AfroConfederate flag, marker

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Symposium - Reimagining Monuments: Contemporary Interventions in Public Space


As part of USFCAM’s exhibition Marking Monuments, contemporary artists and leading practitioners in the public art field will discuss their artistic practice and creative strategies to challenge, erase and transform the dominant histories and symbols to offer reimagined representations for equity in the public realm. Panelists: Ariel René Jackson, Karyn Olivier, Joiri Minaya, John Sims, and Patricia Eunji Kim of Monument Lab; Moderator: Sarah Howard, USF Curator of Public Art and Social Practice. 

This panel is the first in a four-part symposium series, Monuments, Markers and Memory, that focuses on the critical exploration of power, politics and activism around public monuments and memorials. The Monuments, Markers and Memory symposium series is made possible through a partnership between the Florida Public Archaeology Network; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art; USF Department of Anthropology; USF Contemporary Art Museum; New College Public Archaeology Lab; and State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, and is supported by Florida Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and USF ResearchOne.

 Information on future panels can be found on the Monuments, Markers and Memory Facebook Page.