Cotton Comes To Harlem

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 […]

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Prints Providing a Catalyst for Change: A Guest Post by Erin Hughes, MA Candidate

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 […]

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To Be Faceless: Caricature & Racial Identity. A Guest Post by Tyra Mishell, BA Undergraduate

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 […]

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InsideART: USFCAM’s Art and Social Studies Curriculum

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 […]

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