The USF Contemporary Art Museum opened its current facility next to the USF College of the Arts in 1989. The museum has presented exhibitions of contemporary art from Florida, the United States and around the world, including Africa, Europe, and Latin America. Changing exhibitions are designed to introduce students, faculty and the community to current cultural trends.
USFCAM maintains the university's art collection, comprised of more than 5,000 art works. There are exceptional holdings in graphics and sculptures by internationally acclaimed artists, such as Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and James Rosenquist, who have worked at USF's Graphicstudio. Contemporary photography and African art are also important areas of the collection.
Upcoming: Occupying, Building, Thinking: Poetic and Discursive Perspectives on Contemporary Cuban Video Art, this cerebral title belies what looks to be an emotionally powerful show with Cuban video artists interpreting their idea of what it means to occupy a place in a country where personal freedom is minimal, runs June through July.