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Breaking Barriers on Hillsborough County Newsroom

04/22/2022 - Community Arts Impact Grant Supports Free Photography Workshops for Veterans - By Eileen Blake, Arts Council of Hillsborough County
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Bosco Sodi Básico on Creative Pinellas

03/02/2022 - Bosco Sodi: A Return to Reality - By Alexander Rivera, Creative Pinellas
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Generator: USFCAM on News Channel 8

02/21/2022 - Art Museum Expanding to St. Pete. - WFLA News Channel 8 (NBC)
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Generator: USFCAM in USF News

02/21/2022 - USF offers first look at new creative space with Contemporary Art Museum expansion into St. Petersburg - USF News
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USFCAM Loaned Graphicstudio Mapplethorpes on Forbes

02/18/2022 - Robert Mapplethorpe And Patti Smith Together Again At Marie Selby Botanical Gardens In Sarasota, Florida - By Chadd Scott, Forbes
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Generator: USFCAM in the Tampa Bay Times

02/18/2022 - USF Contemporary Art Museum expands to St. Petersburg - By Maggie Duffy, Tampa Bay Times
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Generator: USFCAM on Catalyst

02/16/2022 - USF's Contemporary Art Museum to expand into St. Pete - By Bill DeYoung, The St. Pete Catalyst
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Bosco Sodi Interview on WMNF

01/28/2022 - Bosco Sodi & Sarah Howard from USFCAM with Básico on Art in Your Ear - By JoEllen Schilke, WMNF Radio
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Bosco Sodi Tabula Rasa on Patch

01/26/2022 - USF Art Exhibit Gives Residents Chance To Make Clay Seedpods - By D'Ann Lawrence White, Patch
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Curator Sarah Howard in 83degrees

12/21/2021 - Shaping the local art scene: Sarah Howard of USF CAM in Tampa - By Caitlin Albritton, 83degrees
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Constant Storm on Patch

12/04/2021 - Artistic Responses To Hurricane Maria On Exhibit Through Dec. 4 - By D'Ann Lawrence White, Patch
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Marco Castillo Generacion on Burnaway

11/16/2021 - Close Look: Marco A. Castillo's Generacion (2019) at USF Contemporary Art Museum
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Marco Castillo Generacion on Artnet News

11/16/2021 - Editor's Pick: Generacion Screening and Discussion - By Sarah Cascone, Artnet News
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Marco Castillo Generacion on Patch

11/15/2021 - USF To Host Screening Of Film On Suppression Of Cuban Artists - By D'Ann Lawrence White, Patch
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Public Art on That's SO Tampa

11/12/2021 - Illuminated art installations announced for Water Street Tampa - By Andrew Harlan, That's So Tampa
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Constant Storm on Artishock

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Graphicstudio on Spectrum Bay News 9

10/02/2021 - Printmaker shares love of collaborative work at USF Graphicstudio - By Virginia Johnson, Spectrum Bay News 9
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Planned Gift for Graphicstudio

09/02/2021 - Placemaking for a Better Tomorrow - USF Foundation
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Skyway in Sarasota Magazine

08/23/2021 - In New Local Exhibits, Three Artists Uncover Layers of Meaning in the Everyday - By David Warner, Sarasota Magazine
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CAM Collection Rauschenbergs in Virtual Exhibition

08/21/2021 - Explore Rauschenberg in China: The Lotus Series Virtual Exhibtion Featuring Robert Rauschenberg Artworks on Loan from the USFCAM Collection
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Christian Viveros-Fauné on CHART Journal

08/21/2021 - Commercial Forms II: What Should Art Fairs Look Like During a Crisis? - By Christian Viveros-Fauné, CHART Journal 
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Skyway in the Tampa Bay Times

08/05/2021 - ‘Skyway 20/21’ exhibit spans four Tampa Bay museums - By Maggie Duffy, Tampa Bay Times
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Skyway on Creative Pinellas

07/13/2021 - Skyway 20/21 @ CAM - By Tony Wong Palms, Arts Coast Journal
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Podcast Interview with CAM Curator Sarah Howard

06/18/2021 - Exploring Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration - Inside USF Podcast
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Breaking Barriers Photographer in The Gabber

05/19/2021 - Memorialized: Veterans through the Lens - By Abby Baker, The Gabber
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Skyway 20/21 exhibition in Herald-Tribune

05/29/2021 - Sarasota area museums join together for Skyway 20/21 exhibition - By Marty Fugate, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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Christian Viveros-Fauné on CHART Journal

05/13/2021 - The Last Art Fair? Commercial Forms, or How the Contemporary Art Fair Went Off the Rails But Could (Possibly) Be Fixed - By Christian Viveros-Fauné, CHART Journal 
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Public Art in 83degrees

05/18/2021 - Tampa’s newest developments put public art on display for all - By Caitlin Albritton, 83degrees
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CAM Goes Virtual in 83degrees

03/09/2021 - Gallery experiences go virtual at the USF Contemporary Art Museum - By Jessi Smith, 83degrees
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Still Here on Creative Pinellas

03/01/2021 - See Here, Works by Griffith J. Davis at the USF Contemporary Art Museum - By Bob Devin Jones, Creative Pinellas
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Marking Monuments in the Tampa Bay Times

02/24/2021 - Sarasota artist John Sims demands change through art, writing - By Maggie Duffy, Tampa Bay Times
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Skyway 20/21 in 83degrees

02/02/2021 - Collaborative Skyway 20/21 art exhibition at 4 local museums moves forward - By Caitlin Albritton, 83degrees
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Marking Monuments in Apollo Magazine

01/22/2021 - Art Diary, Marking Monuments - Apollo, The International Art Magazine
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Breaking Barriers Photographer in The Gabber

11/17/2020 - Gulfport Photographer Brightens Familiar Scenes - By Lynn Taylor, The Gabber
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The Neighbors: Slide Shows for America on WEDU Arts Plus

10/08/2020 - USF's Contemporary Art Museum presents The Neighbors: Slide Shows for America, a photography exhibition - Arts Plus, Season 9 Episode 19 - WEDU
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William Villalongo Speaks About His Graphicstudio Edition Palimpsest in IFPDA Online Talk

10/20/2020 - Form through Darkness: The Works on Paper of Jean-Jacques Lagrenée and William Villalongo - A Closer Look: Prints Then And Now is a part of Print Month 2020, hosted by the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair.
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Christian Marclay's Graphicstudio Edition Manga Scroll on Art21

09/18/2020 - Christian Marclay in "London" - Art in the Twenty-First Century,  Season 10 - Art21
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SOS Color Code 2020 on DuPont Registry

09/15/2020 - International Day of Democracy at USF CAM - By David Warner, DuPont Registry Tampa Bay
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USFCAM Receives Research Project Funding in USF Anti-racism Effort

A University of South Florida research task force working to address racial issues and attitudes on a local, national and global scale has selected 23 projects exploring a wide range of issues in systemic inequality, economic and health disparities, Black history and contemporary challenges for funding. 
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The Neighbors on ABC Action News

08/20/2020 - USF Contemporary Art Museum Exhibition "The Neighbors" - By Natalie Taylor, ABC Action News, WFTS-Tampa
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Angel Otero Interview on Hyperalleric

08/14/2020 - Painter Angel Otero on Solitude and What It Means When You Can’t Go Home - By Valentina Di Liscia, Hyperallergic 
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USFCAM Lands NEA Grant in 83degrees

07/14/2020 - USF Contemporary Art Museum lands $25K NEA grant - By Caitlin Albritton, 83degrees
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Breaking Barriers on WTSP Tampa Bay 10

07/08/2020 - USF hosting free online photography workshop for veterans - By Aubrey Jackson - WTSP, Tampa Bay 10
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Life During Wartime in The Guardian

06/30/2020 - ‘Pressure leads to unity’: celebrating art in the time of coronavirus - By Nadja Sayej, The Guardian
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Sponge Exchange: Hope Ginsburg installation at USFCAM, 2020. Hope Ginsburg, Maxwell Parker, Joshua Quarles* and Michael Royce*, Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s Whale: Endangered Species, from Coastorama Cooperative, Coastorama, 2019-2020. * artist collaborators not part of the Sponge Exchange class. Photo by Will Lytch.
Hope Ginsburg's Coastorama in Ocean Archive

Hope Ginsburg and collaborator’s Coastarama from the exhibition Sponge Exchange has been included in the TBA21 Academy’s Ocean Archive digital platform. Created to stimulate action and policy change through collaboration and education, Ocean Archive fosters synergy among art, science and policy to make a range of perspectives visible, discoverable and understandable.
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Life During Wartime on Voice of America

06/19/2020 - Exposición virtual - By Alonso Castillo - Voice of America
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Life During Wartime in the Tampa Bay Times 

06/05/2020 - USF Contemporary Art Museum debuts first virtual exhibition: ‘Art in the Age of the Coronavirus’ - By Maggie Duffy, Tampa Bay Times
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Life During Wartime on WTSP Tampa Bay 10

06/05/2020 - Art in the age of the coronavirus - By Gene Yagle, WTSP Tampa Bay 10
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Breaking Barriers in USF News

04/21/2020 - USF photography workshop giving valuable exposure to local veteran - USF News
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USF Graphicstudio in Tampa Magazine

03/26/2020 - USF Graphicstudio is Tampa’s Destination for Art World Superstars - By Caitlin Albritton, Tampa Magazine
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FloodZone on WLRN Radio

01/20/2020 - 'FloodZone' Captures South Florida's 'Climate Anxiety' In Unexpected Ways - By Daniel Rivero, WLRN Miami
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USF INSTITUTE for Research in Art

The USF Institute for Research in Art (IRA) is the umbrella organization for the Contemporary Art Museum, Graphicstudio, Public Art program, and Art in Health. Part of the University of South Florida College of The Arts, the IRA is dedicated to an international artists’ residency program that brings to the University and Tampa Bay community today’s most accomplished and influential artists working in the international art arena. Exhibitions, collection development, publication of limited edition graphics and sculpture multiples, commissioned public art works, interdisciplinary arts research, lectures, symposia, workshops and special events are designed to foster awareness about the role of contemporary artists in shaping our culture and society. Participating artists represent the full and diverse spectrum of contemporary art practice including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, photography, electronic media, and performance.

College of The Arts

The College of The Arts is the creative center of the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. Dedicated to preparing students for careers in architecture, community design, art, art history, music, theatre, and dance, the College provides students with a hands-on learning environment where real-world exhibition, performance, and practice opportunities abound. Situated in a culturally rich metropolitan area, students and faculty participate in Arts research through interdisciplinary work, global explorations, and local community engagement in Tampa Bay.

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The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 49,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is ranked in the Top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2016, the Florida Legislature designated USF as “Emerging Preeminent,” placing USF in an elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

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07/08/22 - 08/12/2022
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Art In Health
In partnership with USF Health, USFCAM's Art In Health program explores intersections between the arts and healthcare.

This innovative web-based visual literacy program integrates secondary school social studies and science with contemporary art in an examination and discussion of critical societal issues.

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Museum Sponsors

National Endowment for the Arts

State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Knox Family Foundation

Lee & Victor Leavengood Endowment

Raymond James Financial

The Tampa Tribune

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Time Customer Service, Inc.

The Brabson Family

Genevieve Lykes Dimmitt

Tower Realty Partners / Feldman Equities

The Wilson Company

Bajo | Cuva | Cohen | Turkel

Carlton Fields

Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation

Gobioff Foundation

Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation P/ARTS Program 

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation

Dr. Allen Root / In Memory of Janet G. Root

Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Board of County Commissioner

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Oolite Arts

Sue Mayo

Andy and Bea Shultz

Aparium Hotel Group's Hotel Haya 


Art for Community Engagement (ACE) Fund Patrons

Allison and Robby Adams

Frank E. Duckwall Foundation

Francesca and Richard Forsyth

Gobioff Foundation

Courtney and Jason Kuhn

Linda Saul-Sena and Mark Sena

Sharmila and Vivek Seth

Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation

Michael Paonessa and Robert Iles