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Roski School of Art and Design Annual Student Exhibition

Roski School of Art and Design
Annual Student Exhibition

May 4-15, 2015

Opening reception in the Fisher Courtyard Monday, May 4, 4-6pm Regular museum hours, Monday-Friday, 12-5pm Commencement Day hours, Friday, May 15, 10am-2pm The Annual Undergraduate Exhibition showcases outstanding artwork made by USC undergraduate students over the course of the 2014-2015...

Summer Light, Pt. Lobos

The California Art Club:
104th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

March 29-April 19, 2015

The California Art Club presents its hallmark exhibition at the USC Fisher Museum of Art for the second time in three years. The only exhibition of its kind in the country, this much-anticipated display of contemporary-traditional fine art spotlights more...


Miri Chais. Re:Mind

September 17-November 15, 2014

"If we are programmed like computers, then what differentiates a man from a machine? We will create artificial memories, and master complex skills instantaneously. And what becomes of the human soul, sum of a person's knowledge and experience?" -Miri...

The Blue Guide II

Dan McCleary: Every Day Sacred. Paintings, 1993-2013

January 14-March 7, 2015

"Every Day Sacred" highlights the richness of ordinary moments in carefully constructed minimalistic compositions. Dan McCleary specializes in interior scenes featuring one or very few subjects seemingly engaged in a state of contemplative introspection. In a style based on Renaissance...

Lost in Thought

Changing Values, Changing Times

January 14-March 7, 2015

The gift of six screen prints to the USC Fisher Museum of Art by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. inspired reflection on how artists represent, mirror, and shape values. These values are then refracted back in...

Roski School of Art and Design

USC Roski School of Art and Design Annual Student Exhibition

May 6-16, 2014

Opening Tuesday, May 6, 12:00pm Student Award Ceremony 5:30-7:30pm USC Fisher Museum of Art, Harris Hall Regular hours: Monday-Friday 12-5pm Commencement Day hours: 10am-2pm Images from 2013 Exhibition The Annual Undergraduate Exhibition showcases outstanding artwork made by USC undergraduate students...

Labor Monkey (detail) and Pastel Sticks #20 (detail)

The Triumph of Philippine Art and Richard Parker: Poetic Illusions

February 6-April 13, 2014

The Triumph of Philippine Art The Triumph of Philippine Art uniquely exhibits the nation's political story and turmoil. Featured in the show are contemporary Filipino-American artists from various backgrounds and styles. The different art movements are categorized into two...

The Triumph of Philippine Art

The Triumph of Philippine Art

February 6-April 13, 2014

As never been done before, The Triumph of Philippine Art exhibits the nation's political story and turmoil. The exhibition features various Contemporary Filipino-American artists and has been compiled by M. Teresa Lapid Rodriguez, who has personally experienced firsthand the revolution...

Pastel Sticks #20

Richard Parker: Poetic Illusions

February 5-April 13, 2014

Richard Parker: Poetic Illusions presents charcoal, chalk, and pastel drawings of Los Angeles artist Richard Parker. Spanning the last two decades, the exhibition features landscapes and works for the Pastel Sticks, Walls, Collages, and Hardware series. Parker's landscapes, while non-realistic...

Drawn to Language

Drawn To Language

September 3 to December 7, 2013

Drawn to Language features five artists whose artwork captures the interaction of visual art and language. The exhibition is a series of dynamic installations that variously highlight painting, photography, text, and performance. Each artist incorporates words according to a highly...

Fisher Roski

USC Roski School of Fine Art Annual Undergraduate Exhibition

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...

Golden Light

The California Art Club: 102nd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition

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...

Las Muertes de Juárez Demandan Justicia

Denouncing Violence Against Women

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...

Kaaterskill Clove

The Collecting Continues 1939-2013

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...

The Sota Project

The Sota Project

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...

USC Fisher Museum of Art

Conserving Beauty

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...

La Lutxona, 2007

A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art

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...

Opening of L.A. Issue Exhibition at LACPS

Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community

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...

The Trojan Family Tapestry

John Nava:
The Making of the Trojan Family Tapestry

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...

Ed Ruscha

The Portraits of Sylvia Shap:
Explorations and Revelations

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.

Intersection Cliche

JS Carson- "...The Weight of Ordinary Things..."

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...

The Cope Family

Ties That Bind: Family Portrayals

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.

Four Rooms and a View

re:View, A Curatorial Intervention

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...

Harlem Fashion Show, Harlem

Posing Beauty
in African American Culture

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,...

Elixir (Solange Karsh)

Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes

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...

Kaaterskill Clove

Four Rooms and a View:
USC's Collection Highlights

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 Demin Flores....

Roman Man (Eyes)

Victor Raphael, Travels and Wanderings 1979-2009

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.

Nixon, Chuck

Looking Into Andy Warhol's Photographic Practice

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.

Portrait of a Woman and Child

Seven Decades of Collecting: Celebrating the USC Fisher Museum of Art

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.

Untitled 260

Robert Graham: Body of Work

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.

Shadow Procession

Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence

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.

Donald Bandler 285

Donald Bandler: A Roving Eye on Cyprus

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.

Roger Herman

Material Affinities: To Clay and Back

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.


Art in the Village: The Best of 2006-2007

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.

Night Migration (detail)

The Bone-And-Bird Art of Joyce Cutler-Shaw and Sarah Perry

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.

Kaaterskill Clove

Then and Now: Highlights from the USC Fisher Gallery Collections

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.

Canto IXii, The gate of the city of Dis

The Inferno of Dante by Michael Mazur

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.

The One and the Many

The One and the Many

From April 24-May11, 2012

USC Fisher Museum of Art hosts this exhibition featuring excellent examples of work produced by USC undergraduate students.


MATCH Dual Presence

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.

Bull Profile

Variations on a Theme

"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.


Contemporary Soliloquies on the Natural World

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.

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