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Facing Survival | David Kassan

Artist David Kassan’s singular vision and extraordinary talent combine in the exhibition Facing Survival featuring Kassan’s paintings and drawings of more than a dozen Holocaust survivors, created over a period of several years.

July 18, 2019 Download Press Release

Suppression, Subversion and the Surreal: The Art of Czechoslovakian Resistance

Suppression, Subversion and the Surreal explores the impact of oppressive governance on artistic expression through the works of five Czechoslovakian artists, creating art before, during, and after the Soviet occupation of what is presently known as the Czech Republic.

February 11, 2019 Download Press Release

Staged Meaning/Meaning Staged: Landscapes from the Fisher’s Permanent Collection

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Elizabeth Holmes Fisher Gallery at the University of Southern California, Fisher Museum of Art is pleased to present Staged Meaning/Meaning Staged. This exhibition features selections of Old Master and Contemporary landscapes from Fisher’s permanent collection. Through the prism of landscapes, these artworks collectively examine visual and ideological shifts in pictorial meaning.

January 22, 2019 Download Press Release

Earthworks: Mapping the Anthropocene

The exhibition features 24 works by Justin Brice Guariglia, including one work—the 11 feet by 16 feet Jakobshavn I depicting one of Greenland’s fastest-melting glaciers—to be displayed across the street at NHMLA. Earth Works, traveling from the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL, where it debuted and was curated by Tim B. Wride, that museum’s William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography, opens on September 18, 2018 and runs through December 8, 2018.

September 18, 2018 Download Press Release

Janet Sternberg: LIMBUS

Limbus was defined,” writes Sternburg in her artist’s statement, “by the Renaissance physician Paracelsus to describe a hem in the universe between body and spirit. In its current usage,” she continues, “it is the name of the rim of the cornea where the pupil meets the white of the eye. It is the home of infinitely generative stem cells that cross the limbus to maintain and replenish the cornea.” To embody this multi-faceted metaphor for the exhibition, Sternburg has made a limbus for each of her 74 by 48 inch photographs where traces within each image cross the limbus border.

September 18, 2018 Download Press Release

Senga Nengudi: Improvisational Gestures

Nengudi is one of the seminal conceptual and performance artists of our time. Educated in Los Angeles in the 1960s, Nengudi left L.A. to study art in NYC and Tokyo decades ago.

January 20, 2018 Download Press Release

Dos Colectivos: Prints from La Curtiduría and Art Division

Dos Colectivos is not just a single, isolated exhibition, but rather another link in a growing chain of projects we have worked on together over the years.

February 25, 2018 Read Press Release

James HD Brown: Life and Work in Mexico

USC Fisher Museum of Art is the only Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA partner featuring an exhibition dedicated to an LA-born expatriate artist. Brown has lived and worked in Mexico for the past 22 years, and Fisher’s exhibition will demonstrate his ongoing creative dialogue and exchange with Mexican art, artists, and culture.

September 18, 2017 Read Press Release

USC Fisher Museum of Art/Art Division: Artists in Residence and MONTARlaBestia

Since January 31, 2017, the USC Fisher Museum of Art has been collaborating with Art Division, a non-profit organization dedicated to training and supporting underserved young adults who are committed to studying visual arts, on a semester-long project that has brought Art Division students to the USC campus as part of a residency at the Fisher Museum.

January 31, 2017 Download Press Release


The USC Fisher Museum of Art has maintained a special commitment to Latin American and Latino art for the last thirty-five years. The museum has mounted exhibitions and, crucially for a university museum, has organized significant conversations – encuentros – with artists, curators, critics and scholars hailing from a number of Latin American countries. Still, there has been no real contact with Cuba. In May of this year that changed when director Selma Holo accompanied a group of contemporary art collectors to Havana.

August 22, 2016 Download Press Release

A Generosity of Spirit: Celebrating the Gift of Eugene Rogolsky, MD

A Generosity of Spirit contextualizes the web of inspiration that motivated a pioneering Beverly Hills AIDS research clinic doctor, Eugene (Gene) Rogolsky, as he accumulated works of art. It hints at the personal and professional relationships he has developed over time, as well as the sociocultural ambience that prevailed in the 1980s, when he was most actively engaged in collecting. Tim Wride, curator of A Generosity of Spirit, says that the Rogolsky Collection “is a collection that is populated by works done by artists who were patients, patients who were friends, and friends who became legends.”

August 8, 2016 Download Press Release

USC Fisher Museum of Art Announces Gift of Dr. Eugene (Gene) Rogolsky

Eugene Rogolsky Gifts his Collection of Over 700 Works by artists from the Americas and Eastern Europe to the Fisher Museum

August 8, 2016 Download Press Release

20/20: Accelerando

In 20/20: Accelerando, Albuquerque merges film, sound and performance to tell the story of a 25th century female astronaut who lands on Earth in the year 6,000 BC with a mission to seed interstellar consciousness on the planet. Upon entering Earth’s atmosphere, she forgets her mission: “Where was I? And why was I awakening at this moment, on this planet?

January 26, 2016 Download Press Release

Gyre: The Plastic Ocean

Coming this fall, USC Fisher Museum of Art dives into the murky waters of plastic pollution with its new exhibition, Gyre: The Plastic Ocean, on view from September 2 through November 21, 2015. The exhibition explores the complex relationship between humans and the ocean in a throwaway culture, where plastic packaging finds its way into our ocean biosphere and then into the hands of artists.

July 14, 2015 Download Press Release

Cynthia Minet: Beast of Burden

USC Fisher Museum of Art is pleased to present Cynthia Minet: Beast of Burden, a focus exhibition of Los Angeles based artist Cynthia Minet.

July 14, 2015 Download Press Release

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

“Every Day Sacred” highlights the richness of ordinary moments in carefully constructed minimalistic compositions.

November 24, 2014 Download Press Release

Triumph of Philippine Art and Richard Parker: Poetic Illusions

The exhibition Triumph of Philippine Art uses artwork to tell the nation’s unique political story. Poetic Illusions features elegant charcoal, chalk and pastel drawings of Los Angeles artist Richard Parker.

January 29, 2014 Download Press Release

Drawn To Language

The USC Fisher Museum of Art features artists whose inspiration comes from language and the written word.

April 09, 2013 Download Press Release

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

The USC Fisher Museum of Art hosts the California Art Club’s 102nd AnnualGold Medal Juried Exhibition.

April 09, 2013 Download Press Release

Denouncing Violence Against Women

The exhibition, Denouncing Violence Against Women, presents a series of posters on loan form the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. These images from various countries denounce the diversified brutality against women; from domestic violence, to genocide, from female genital mutilation, to human trafficking.

March 25, 2013 Download Press Release

The Collecting Continues: 1939-2013

This exhibition 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 of Trustees and goes on to feature more recent gifts and donations.

November 30, 2012 Download Press Release

The Sota Project

Sota, an anonymous Hebrew Biblical story, recounts the tale of two sisters, Sota and Bekhorah, who are bound together in symbiotic loyalty when Sotaʼs husband accuses her of infidelity. Against a backdrop of jealousy, betrayal, judgment, ritual humiliation, and ultimately death, Cnaaniʼs installation depicts a deceptively simple moral parable that unfolds in countless ways.

October 17, 2012 Download Press Release

A Complex Weave

A Complex Weave consists of works of art that reflect the diverse identities of sixteen individual female artists. Each artist illustrates the complexity of the concept of identity by entwining her ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, and religious beliefs into pieces of various mediums: including sculpture, photography, painting, and drawing.

October 17, 2012 Download Press Release

Getty’s Pacific Standard Time Comes to USC

Curated by Tim Wride, “Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community” is an exhibtion of photography that explores the rich history and diverse personalities of the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies (LACPS).

January 24, 2012 Download Press Release

West Coast Debut of Posing Beauty in African American Culture

USC Fisher Museum of Art is pleased to bring Posing Beauty in African American Culture to Los Angeles for its West Coast debut.

September 07, 2011 Download Press Release

USC Fisher Museum announces re-accreditation by AAM

USC Fisher Museum of Art is pleased to announce its re-accreditation by the American Association of Museums (AAM).

October 19, 2010 Download Press Release

 A Poet on Painting

A talk and reading by poet Tom Healy, introduced by California Poet Laureate Carol Muske-Dukes.

October 19, 2010 Download Press Release

USC Fisher Musuem Presents the Photography of Yousuf Karsh

Marking the centenary of the birth of one of the twentieth century’s most prolific photographers, these 100 photographs present a stunning pictorial history of some of the world’s most revered luminaries.

June 16, 2010 Download Press Release

Student Curators Granted All-Access pass to USC Fisher Museum of Art

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.

May 24, 2010 Download Press Release

Four Rooms and a View: USC’s Collection Highlights

USC Fisher Museum of Art celebrates the 2010 centennial anniversary of the Mexican Revolution with the unveiling of a new Mexican art acquisition and prints from USC’s Special Collections Library.

October 28, 2009 Download Press Release

USC Fisher Museum to showcase work by Victor Raphael

Victor Raphael: Travels and wanderings: 1979-2009 presents 30 years of work by Los Angeles born artist Victor Raphael. From September 9-December 19, 2009.

July 10, 2009 Download Press Release

USC Fisher to exhibit Andy Warhol polaroids

The USC Fisher Museum of Art proudly unveils The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program gift of 100 polaroids and 50 gelatin silver prints taken by Andy Warhol.

February 01, 2009 Download Press Release

USC Fisher Museum to exhibit rarely seen artworks and new acquisitions

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.

December 01, 2008 Download Press Release

Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence to open at USC Fisher Museum of Art

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.

September 01, 2008 Download Press Release

USC Fisher Gallery announces name change

After almost 70 years as USC Fisher Gallery, the art museum of the University of Southern California has been rededicated as the USC Fisher Museum of Art. Long a collecting institution, USC Fisher Museum of Art is also a center of intellectual inquiry and aesthetic enjoyment for not only the University of Southern California and the greater Los Angeles community. A formal public renaming celebration will take place in the fall of 2008 coinciding with the opening of the exhibition Phantasmagoria.

March 13, 2008 Download Press Release

New USC Fisher Gallery’s photographic acquisition to be unveiled in spring 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. A prominent feature of the exhibition will include a series of images of the “green line,” areas powerfully charged of the buffer zone in the divided capital of Nicosia.

January 10, 2008 Download Press Release

Artist Marta Palau to present her new book at USC Fisher Gallery

Alongside colleagues like Francisco Toledo and Cecilia Vicuna, Mexican artist Marta Palau has broken ground in late 20th century and early 21st century work. She will present her new book Marta Palau. Naualli at USC Fisher Gallery on November 15, 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

October 22, 2007 Download Press Release

MALALECHE: Crosses and Crossroads

Queretaro-based artists to exhibit and perform at USC Fisher Gallery in Los Angeles one-day only: October 24, 2007, 6:30-8:00 pm.

October 05, 2007 Download Press Release

Robert Graham: Body of Work

This exhibition reveals a new phase in Robert Graham’s exploration of the female figure in drawings, photographs, videos, and, especially, sculpture. From November 14, 2007 to February 9, 2008.

August 24, 2007 Download Press Release

Tony Berlant, Frank O. Gehry, Robert Graham, and Ed Moses discuss the late style

This event features a panel of artists in a moderated discussion exploring the implications of what “late style” means for the artist and the architect.

On December 6, 2007 in the Andrus Gerontology Center—Leonard Davis Auditorium at the University of Southern California, University Park Campus, begins at 6:00 PM with a reception, with the discussion commencing at 6:30 PM and continuing until 8:00 PM.

August 24, 2007 Download Press Release

Material Affinities: To Clay and Back

Works by Lynda Benglis, Richard Deacon, Roger Herman, Ann Page and Michael Todd. September 5 to October 20, 2007.

July 09, 2007 Download Press Release

Artist, art critic and physicians to disciss the convergence of art and medicine

Artist Joyce Cutler-Shaw; Pamela Schaff, M.D.; and Robert Tager, M.D. will address the convergence of medicine and art in a discussion moderated by KCRW’s art critic Edward Goldman.

January 24, 2007 Download Press Release

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

This exhibition on view at USC Fisher Gallery from February 14, 2007 through April 14, 2007 features two Southern California artists using bones as the subject matter or the medium of their art.

December 05, 2006 Download Press Release

Then and Now: Highlights from the USC Fisher Gallery Permanent Collection

USC Fisher Gallery presents the exhibition Then and Now, a selection from the USC Fisher Gallery permanent collection. Organized by USC Fisher Gallery curator Ariadni A. Liokatis, the exhibition will be on view from November 15, 2006 to January 20, 2007. Then and Now will feature holdings from Fisher Gallery’s permanent collection that range from 17th century Dutch masterpieces to a selection of 21st century American and European artworks. November 15, 2006 – January 20, 2007.

November 15, 2006 Download Press Release

The Inferno of Dante by Michael Mazur and Michael Mazur and Dante: A Different Paradise

This fall, USC Fisher Gallery presents the work of Boston artist Michael Mazur in two exhibitions: The Inferno of Dante by Michael Mazur and Michael Mazur and Dante: A Different Paradise. Mazur’s eerily haunting etchings of the Inferno of Dante and drawings, prints and paintings have established him as one of the most prominent artists in the country. September 6 – October 28, 2006.

September 06, 2006 Download Press Release