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Christian Marclay working at Graphicstudio. Photo: Will Lytch


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.


Esterio Segura - Goodbye My Love

Esterio Segura, Goodbye My Love at the Havana Airport.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Brunch at the Airport | 11AM – 1:30PM

Enjoy brunch and a panel discussion with artists Daniel Canogar, Elisabeth Condon and Esterio Segura, followed by a tour of their new installations in Airside F.

Oxford Exchange

The Oxford Exchange. Photo: Sarah Howard

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Creative Time + Oxford Exchange | 11AM – 1PM

Jean Cooney, Director of Public Projects for Creative Time, will discuss some of the ambitious public art projects presented over the past four decades by this acclaimed New York organization.

Learn more about Creative Time and USFCAM's ongoing participation in their exhibition Pledges of Allegiance here.


Bahareh Khoshooee, As Doubt is a Cognitive Luxury, 2017. Photo: Will Lytch

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Cocktails + MFA Grads | 6 – 8:30PM

Meet the next generation of exceptional artists graduating from USF’s Master of Fine Arts program. Three graduates will make short presentations about their practice.

Membership Levels

Silver: $1000 annual membership
Gold: $2000 annual membership
Platinum: $5000 annual membership

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

For more information or to make a contribution over the phone, please contact Amy Allison at 813-974-4164.

To make a contribution online, check the box next to the USF Art Museum Operating Fund on the USF Foundation website here.