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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)


Heather Gwen Martin, Fever Dream, 2021. oil on linen, 60 x 56 in. © Heather Gwen Martin. Courtesy of L.A. Louver, Los Angeles and Miles McEnery, New York. Photography by Jeff McLane.

Friday, June 17, 2022

The Lyrical Moment Gallery Conversation + Opening Reception
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.

For more information contact CAM at (813) 974-4133 or


concert on stage

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Art Thursday: Concert in the Galleries - The Lyrical Moment
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 USFCAM 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.

For more information contact CAM at (813) 974-4133 or 


Breaking Barriers 2022 Free Online Photography Workshops for Veterans

July 8 - August 12, 2022

Breaking Barriers 2022 Free Online Photography Workshops for Veterans

Visit the Breaking Barriers website for complete workshop schedules and descriptions, to contact us for more information or with any questions, or to register now!

Breaking Barriers is a series of free 6-week artist-led online photography workshops provided free of charge to veterans in the USF and Tampa Bay Community. Each multi-week series of workshops is designed for veterans to explore tools and processes in creating their own photographic imagery. Each series concludes with a personal project and portfolio review. Special showing of curated works from each workshop and participant is exhibited at USF Contemporary Art Museum.

Download the 2022 Breaking Barriers PDF Flyer to Print or Share

Registration is open through July 1! Email Leslie Elsasser at or Amy Allison at to register or for more info.

Breaking Barriers is a program by the USF Contemporary Art Museum, and is supported by the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Love IV Lawrence, Hillsborough Arts Council, USF Office of Veterans Success, USF School of Art & Art History, and the Florida Department of State.  


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