On June 22, 2017, USFCAM presented a free film screening of Cotton Comes to Harlem as part of its programming for Black Pulp! Noel Smith, USFCAM’s Curator of Latin American and Caribbean Art, provided a biographical sketch of Chester Himes, the author of the book on which the film was based, and Cheryl Rodriguez, Director of the […]Read more "Cotton Comes To Harlem"
We had big plans for the first annual USF School of Art and Art History study abroad trip to Cuba during Spring Break 2017! Our wonderful idea was to introduce students to the art and culture of Cuba through visits to museums and galleries and meetings with artists. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the program, […]Read more "Cuban Art Impressions: Guest Post by Eric Ondina"
Join us on Thursday, June 13, 2017 at 6 pm at CAM for An Ekphrastic Evening. Writers from USF Creative Writing in the Department of English will read ekphrastic works in response to pieces from Black Pulp! and Woke!, and Commune + Co. will be providing free pressure brewed ice coffee. Here are three works among […]Read more "July 13, Art Thursday: An Ekphrastic Evening at CAM"
Cover image: The Black Panther Party Newspaper, March 9, 1969 “They are in effect still trapped in a history which they do not understand and until they understand it, they cannot be released from it.” James Baldwin My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation, 1963 On June […]Read more "Prints Providing a Catalyst for Change: A Guest Post by Erin Hughes, MA Candidate"
Felandus Thames, I’m Neutral, 2010 inkjet print, acrylic, and rock salt on museum board 27 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches Whenever I see black face or any racist caricature of black people, I am reminded of how the world has perceived and continues to perceive black people. It does not shock me as much now […]Read more "To Be Faceless: Caricature & Racial Identity. A Guest Post by Tyra Mishell, BA Undergraduate"
To commemorate the 2017 MFA thesis exhibition Every Disaster Made Us Wish For More, the USF graduate artists and art historians collaborated to produce a professional exhibition catalogue. This year marked the third occasion that USF artists and art historians created a catalogue, continuing a tradition that was founded by the exceptional efforts of previous […]Read more "Writing for Disaster: A Guest Post by James Cartwright"
As part of its mission to bring vital, investigative and scholarly exhibitions to the Tampa Bay area, the USF Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) has developed an innovative web-based visual literacy program that integrates social studies and contemporary art in an examination and discussion of critical societal issues. The specially designed curriculum is introduced to local […]Read more "InsideART: USFCAM’s Art and Social Studies Curriculum"