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Art Museum - USF Contemporary Art Museum



4202 E. Fowler Ave., CAM 101, Tampa, FL 33620-7360






Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Closed holidays.


Admission is free.




    From I-75:
  • Exit Fletcher Avenue and travel west for about three miles
  • Turn left into USF on North Palm
  • The road curves to the right and becomes West Holly
  • The USF water tower is on the right, CAM is on the left.
    From I-275:
  • Exit Fletcher Avenue and go east for about two miles
  • Turn right into USF on Noth Palm
  • The road curves to the right and becomes West Holly
  • The USF water tower is on the right, CAM is on the left.
    A parking permit is required to park in lot. Permits may be purchased at the parking lot kiosk or at the Campus Information Center at the main entrance.

Group Tours:

Guided tours of the museum’s exhibitions are available upon request by calling 813-974-4133 at least two weeks in advance of tour date; self-guided groups also are welcome to tour the museum during regular hours. The museum requests advance notification of visits by groups larger than 10 persons.

USF Contemporary Art Museum Houses Extensive Collection:

The Contemporary Art Museum at the University of South Florida opened in 1989 next to the USF College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Since its dawn, the museum has hosted many noteworthy exhibitions featuring examples of contemporary art from Florida and the United States as well as from Africa, Europe and Latin America. Presentations showcase current cultural trends and provide an initiation to new art students and an engaging exposition for the faculty and the Tampa Bay community.


Accredited by the American Association of Museums, USFCAM’s mission is to bring the university and the Tampa Bay area “vital, investigative and scholarly contemporary exhibitions.” The museum also strives to play a substantial role in the international arts community by:

  • Organizing exhibitions
  • Generating germane catalogues
  • Scheduling culturally important traveling exhibitions
  • Supporting and sponsoring experimental projects crafted by emerging artists


USFCAM is home to the university’s extensive art collection. Established in the early 1960s with purchases from the university’s emerging exhibitions program, the assortment has grown to more than 5,000 works of art. The collection embraces objects of contemporary graphics, works on paper, sculpture multiples and photography. In addition to these, a number of small teaching collections of African and Pre-Columbian Meso-American artifacts also are preserved.

A major component of the museum’s collection is a representation of works from the university’s Graphicstudio. Founded in 1968 as a nonprofit collaborative art making facility, Graphicstudio at USF concentrates on aesthetic and technical research in the visual arts.

USFCAM holds at least one edition of each print or sculpture multiple generated through Graphicstudio.

Working with expert artisans, leading artists work in the state-of-the-art studios by invitation, collaborating to fashion works on paper such as lithographs, etchings, photogravures, digital images, books and sculpture multiples in a variety of materials.

Past Exhibitions

Exhibitions to date have included the work of Vito Acconci, Atelier van Lieshout (AVL), Frances Barth, Bili Bidjocka, Jim Campbell, James Casebere, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Emily Cheng, Keith Edmier, Zhang Hongtu, Alfredo Jaar, Los Carpinteros, Allan McCollum, Lucy Orta, Pepón Osorio, James Rosenquist and Ed Ruscha.

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