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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)


Concert Flyer

ART Thursday, October 20, 2022

Concert Under the Stars
Lawn Behind USF Contemporary Art Museum, CAM

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Please join us for a Concert Under the Stars. USF School of Music students and faculty join forces with CAM to feature performances and compositions in response to the exhibitions Jesse Murry: Rising and Necessary Angels: Jesse Murry & Lisa Yuskavage. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and a picnic to enjoy an evening under the stars.

This event is free and open to the public.

Film Screening Flyer

ART Thursday, November 3, 2022

CAM Club presents Films on the Lawn
USF Contemporary Art Museum exterior, CAM

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Bring a chair or a blanket and settle in on the lawn to watch Girl with a Pearl Earring. The film will be introduced by Leslie Elsasser, Curator of Education at USFCAM. Popcorn and hot chocolate will be provided.

Girl With a Pearl Earring tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by 17th-century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. The girl in the painting is unknown, yet it is believed that she was a maid living in the house with the painter and his family. Girl With a Pearl Earring attempts to recreate the mysterious young woman’s life and how she secretly posed for the important painting among the intricacies of a 17th-century society.

This event is free and open to the public; presented by CAM Club.

Matthew Mazzotta, HOME, 2022, Tampa International Airport commission. photo: Will Lytch


This event is being postponed in anticipation of Hurricane Ian.
We look forward to rescheduling this talk for a later date.
Thank you and stay safe!


Matthew Mazzotta Artist’s Lecture
The Architecture of Social Space: Creating Spaces of Critique Within the Places We Live
Lynn Pippenger Hall Auditorium (LPH)
USF St. Petersburg campus
700 4th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

This event is free and open to the public, and is presented by GENERATOR: USF Contemporary Art Museum

Matthew Mazzotta works at the intersection of art, activism, and urbanism, focusing on the power of the built environment to shape our relationships and experiences. During his presentation, Mazzotta will expand on how his community-specific public projects integrate new forms of civic participation and social engagement into the built environment and reveal how the spaces we travel through and spend our time living within have the potential to become distinct sites for meaningful exchange. His artist’s talk will also provide insight into his process of community listening to engage people from a range of backgrounds in dialogue to create new models of living that contribute to local culture beyond the economic realm. 

Mazzotta’s projects have been internationally recognized and his most recent site-specific public art commission, a larger-than-life flamingo, titled HOME (2022), has already established an iconic and memorable presence in the Main Terminal of the Tampa International Airport. 

About the Artist - Matthew Mazzotta's public projects have received international art and architecture awards such as "Architecture Project of the Year" by the Dezeen Awards at the Tate Modern in London, and six of his projects have been recognized by the Americans for the Arts. His work has been featured on CNN, BBC, NPR, The Huffington Post, Discovery Channel, and Science Magazine to name a few, and presented at the Cooper Hewitt-Smithsonian Design Museum in NYC. Mazzotta received his BFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Master's of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Program in Art, Culture and Technology. He is TED Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, as well as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University.  

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