Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas: Two Generations of Photographers

USFCAM will feature works from prominent artists and mother-son duo Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas in its fall exhibition, A Family Affair. Although generations apart, both Willis and Thomas have achieved acclaim for their individual work. At the center of their art is the concern for African American identity and image. Deborah Willis. Hank […]

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The Many Characters of Kalup Linzy

Kalup Linzy as Taiwan, 2015. Image by Will Lytch. USFCAM will feature video and performance artist Kalup Linzy in its next exhibition, A Family Affair, opening August 24. Linzy pays homage to the genre of soap operas in his intentionally low-budget videos, which range from episodic shorts to a feature film. These videos explore his […]

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Photographer Corine Vermeulen Focuses on Community Stories In Detroit and Tampa

Header image: Corine Vermeulen, still from 2009 Kresge Arts in Detroit Artist Fellow award video From September through November 2015, Dutch-born, Detroit-based photographer Corine Vermeulen will be in residence at USFCAM and will work with the University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC) on her newest project, Picturing Families in the University Area Community. Vermeulen’s work focuses […]

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LaToya Ruby Frazier Turns Her Lens on Family and Inequality in Industrial America

LaToya Ruby Frazier is one of seven artists featured in A Family Affair, USFCAM’s exhibition opening August 24. For over twelve years, she has created collaborative portraits, landscapes and still life photographs intertwined with the narrative of her family and community, as well as the daily challenges they face, in her hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania. By documenting various […]

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USFCAM Intern Perspective: Rosenquist and Rauschenberg

As part of Museum at Work’s crowd-sourced exhibition, Selected, USFCAM will offer rare displays of James Rosenquist’s Mirage Morning (1975) and Robert Rauschenberg’s Tampa Clay Piece 5 (1972). Rosenquist’s works frequently incorporate references to mass media and though apparently simple on the surface, come off as surprisingly complicated and have greatly contributed to the development […]

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Warhol prints to be photographed Tuesday!

Christopher Makos, John Denver and Lt. Col. Henry John Deutschendorf, Sr. (John Denver’s father), undated. gelatin silver print. As part of Museum at Work, USFCAM will photograph seven recent donations by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Launched in commemoration of the Warhol Foundation’s twentieth anniversary, the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program donated […]

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