May 7-17, 2013
Regular hours: Mon-Fri, 12-5pm Opening reception/award ceremony Tues May 7, 5:30-7:30pm Commencement Friday May 17: 10am-2pm USC Fisher Museum of Art, Harris Hall [HAR] The Annual Undergraduate Exhibition showcases outstanding artwork made by USC undergraduate students over the course of...
June 2-23, 2013
The California Art Club presents its hallmark exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum of Art for the very first time. This much-anticipated display of contemporary-traditional fine art spotlights nearly 200 never-before-seen works of art of genres ranging from quintessential California...
April 8-21, 2013
Political movements are strongly remembered through the iconic visuals created amidst the controversy. Collecting these artistic interpretations is the mission of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG), a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that gathers, preserves and showcases international...
From January 15-April 21, 2013
"The Collecting Continues" showcases several major gifts that have shaped and further enhanced the museum's permanent collection over the decades. It begins with the Elizabeth Holmes Fisher Collection, founder of the museum and the first female member of USC's Board...
From October 7 to December 1, 2012
The Sota Project is an immersive, multilayered video installation that reenacts a controversial text from the Talmud. A tale of two sisters, bound together in symbiotic loyalty that unfolds in both time and three-dimensional space. The piece invites viewers to...
October 28, 2011-Spring 2012
Museums are the guardians of significant collections of objects that comprise the cultural history of mankind. Among the museum's primary responsibilities is the preservation of these objects for future generations. To succeed in this portion of their mission, museum professionals...
From September 5 to December 1, 2012
In the twenty-first century, issues of identity seem increasingly complex and problematic, but also of fundamental and growing importance. In this way, the contemporary art world is a microcosm reflecting significant aspects of the larger world in which we...
January 11-April 7, 2012
The Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies (LACPS) was first introduced in 1974 as a means to spark creativity and growth in the community through photo based representation. For Southern California photographers, this organization was crucial to the fostering...
January 11-April 9, 2011
Cindy M. Robinson, Curator See how artist John Nava created this major work of art for the new Ronald Tutor Campus Center. Commissioned in 2008 by Ronald Tutor Campus Center Art and Trojan Traditions, under the advisement of Fisher Museum...
January 11-April 9, 2011
Fisher's exhibition of Shap's oeuvre over the past 40 years will expose the artist's intense interest in psychological portraiture.
January 11-March 5, 2011
Ariadni A. Liokatis, Curator The USC Fisher Museum of Art is proud to introduce JS Carson in his first museum presentation. Fisher's exhibition will feature a range of large mixed media works spanning the past decade revealing Carson's talent. Born...
August 19-November 23, 2010
From Fisher Museum's own permanent collection, the paintings in the exhibition Ties That Bind display portraiture from 17th and 18th century Europe as well as contemporary works representing the family.
From March 27 to April 17, 2010
Armed with original research and innovative ideas, five undergraduates will re-curate the Fisher Museum's current show, Four Rooms and a View: USC's Collection Highlights. Their resulting exhibition, re:View, is a thought-provoking reinterpretation of selected works in USC's permanent collection...
September 7-December 3, 2011
Deborah Willis, Curator Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising,...
From August 19-November 23, 2010
David Travis, Curator This exhibition celebrates the centenary of the birth of one of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography. It may be said that, through his portraits, Karsh helped to create our collective visual memory of Winston...
From January 27 to April 17, 2010;
CLOSED March 12-March 26, 2010
Four Rooms and a View: USC's Collection Highlights showcases several exceptional areas of the museum's collection. On view will be our well-known old master and contemporary landscape paintings and lesser-known works by contemporary Mexican masters, Marta Palau and DemiŠn Flores....
From September 9, 2009 to December 19, 2009
This exhibition will feature work from the last 30 years and will include paintings, Polaroids, video, and interactive technologies. Work from the ongoing Space Field series will be included as well as work from Japan, Paris, Turkey, Mexico and Alaska. The exhibit will also feature work from several collaborations between Raphael and other artists.
From February 25, 2009 to April 18, 2009
This exhibition presents a selection of the museum's most recent acquisition of 100 original Polaroid photographs and 50 original black and white gelatin silver prints granted to the USC Fisher Museum of Art through the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program.
From December 3, 2008 to February 7, 2009
USC celebrates the renaming of its AAM-accredited art museum, formerly known as the USC Fisher Gallery. This exhibition showcases the institution's most recent acquisitions and most prized—and rarely exhibited—possessions.
From November 14, 2007 to February 9, 2008
This exhibition reveals a new phase in Robert Graham's exploration of the female figure through drawings, photographs, videos, and, especially, sculpture.
From September 3, 2008 to November 8, 2008
Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence is not just smoke and mirrors. The show offers insight into how death, loss and historical trauma can be made visible to us.
From February 26, 2008 to April 19, 2008
This collection of photographs by artist Donald Bandler includes portraits, impressions of the life of Cyprus, detail of the architecture, and an exploration of human identity.
From September 5, 2007 to October 20, 2007
Material Affinities: To Clay and Back. Works by Lynda Benglis, Richard Deacon, Roger Herman, Ann Page and Michael Todd features a group of artists exploring the use of clay to express ideas and broaden their visual vocabulary.
From May 21, 2007 to May 25, 2007
View the work of neighboring schoolchildren as Art in the Village displays the best of the 2006-07 school year.
From February 14, 2007 to April 14, 2007
This exhibition examines the work of two Southern California artists using bones as the subject matter or the medium of their art.
From November 15, 2006 to January 20, 2007
USC Fisher Gallery has been actively collecting old masters and contemporary works of art since its inception in 1939. It was the first museum established in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to the exhibition and collection of fine art.
From September 6, 2006 to October 28, 2006
Michael Mazur's eerily haunting etchings lure viewers into the spellbinding netherworld of Dante Alighieri‚'s timeless Inferno.
From April 24-May11, 2012
USC Fisher Museum of Art hosts this exhibition featuring excellent examples of work produced by USC undergraduate students.
From February 15, 2006 to April 15, 2006
Demin Flores Cort work in the exhibition Match dual presence expresses the complexities of the fusion of American and Mexican cultures, and acts as a bridge between the two, as reflected in the title and the dual site (Los Angeles and Tijuana) of this exhibition. MATCH dual presence features works which "utilizing symbols of popular culture" are part of an artistic strategy that encompasses magazine inserts, public mural interventions in Los Angeles and Tijuana, artist talks, and wrestling matches.
"Variations on a Theme" explores the artists' fascination with repetition and change, with similarity and multiplicity. The exhibition introduces a selection of over one hundred works from the holdings of the Anderson Graphic Arts Collection. Important American artists of the 1960s and 1970s included in the exhibition are Anni Albers, Josef Albers, Robert Arneson, Richard Diebenkorn, Richard Estes, David Gilhooly, David Hockney, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, and Wayne Thiebaud.
From November 18, 2005 to January 21, 2006
Contemporary Soliloquies on the Natural World presents the work of five established Los Angeles artists. Although exhibited as a group, Karen Carson, Merion Estes, Constance Mallinson, Margaret Nielsen, and Takako Yamaguchi expose their highly personal views of the natural world; each gallery space allows one artist to reveal her individual voice and signature style in depth. Ensemble, they assert that our current notion of nature is based on pre-packaged models offered to us by media representations, ecological threats, urban planning, parks and leisure amenities, and scientific explanations rather than on personal experience and observation.