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Cuban artist Glexis Novoa shares insights about his work during the opening celebration for USFCAM’s exhibition Climate Change: Cuba/USA. Photo: Tony Palms.


The Institute for Research in Art Director’s Circle is a group of supporters who enjoy learning about and connecting with emerging and established artists, curators and other art professionals. These friends of the Institute directly support our ambitious program of exhibitions, artist residencies and community based projects. In recognition of their contribution of $1000 or more, members are invited to attend special events designed specifically for them and receive exclusive access to opening receptions, after parties and other events.

For more information on the 2018–19 Director’s Circle, contact Amy at (813) 974-4164 or


Thursday, October 4, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Graphicstudio 50th Anniversary Celebration
at the Tampa Theatre

Celebrate Graphicstudio’s 50th anniversary at the Tampa Theatre! Learn about the history and future of this legendary atelier from past directors Donald Saff, Alan Eaker, Hank Hine and current director Margaret Miller. Director’s Circle members are invited to a special reception before the program.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
A Short History of Political Art
Hosted by Allison and Robby Adams
at the Oxford Exchange

Join us for brunch at Oxford Exchange as Christian Viveros-Fauné, renowned critic and USFCAM Curator-at-Large, gives a talk based on his new book Social Forms: A Short History of Political Art. Viveros-Fauné will guide us through the history of how artists have dealt with changing political systems, modern warfare, consumer culture, the prevalence of inequality and racism, and the challenges of technology.

Saturday, APRIL 13, 2019
6:00 – 8:30 pm
An Evening with the MFA Graduates
Hosted by Tina Worrall and Stanton Storer
at the home of Tina Worrall

Enjoy cocktails and a dinner buffet while meeting the next generation of exceptional artists graduating from USF’s Master of Fine Arts program. Three graduates will give presentations about their work.


Suggested donation levels:
$500 Annual contribution
$1000 Annual contribution
$5000 Annual contribution

To contribute by credit card, please call Amy Allison at (813) 974-4164 or to make a contribution online, check the box next to the USF Art Museum Operating Fund on the USF Foundation website here.

Checks can be made payable to the University of South Florida Foundation and mailed to:

USF Institute for Research in Art
Attn: Randall West
3702 Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33612