PLEASE NOTE: Selections of artworks culled from the permanent collection are NOT on permanent display. Each year the museum strives to have at least one of its professionally curated exhibitions come from its own collections. Items are occasionally loaned to regional, national and international institutions for exhibition purposes. Please check our Current & Upcoming Exhibitions page for more information about ongoing and upcoming exhibitions.
The greatest area of growth in the USC Fisher Museum of Art in recent years is in the 20th and 21st centuries collections. This has been achieved through the generosity of donors and through purchases made by the museum. USC Fisher Museum of Art’s later collections span the medias of painting, prints, drawings, photography, and sculpture. The contemporary collections feature works principally by artists from California but also include an emphasis on international art, especially that of Mexico and Spain. Some of the artists include: Andy Warhol, Hanson Puthuff, Charles Smith, Gronk, Patssi Valdez, Jan Stursa, Sylvia Shap, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Maynard Dixon, Salomon Huerta, Marta Palau, Carmen Calvo, Albert Contreras, Reverend Ethan Acres, Wallace Berman, and Fandra Chang.