USF Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)

3821 USF Holly Drive
Tampa, FL 33620
813-974-2849
USFCam.USF.EDU/CAM/CAM_About.html

The USF Contemporary Art Museum organizes and presents significant and investigative exhibitions of contemporary art from Florida, the United States and around the world. Changing exhibitions are designed to introduce students, faculty and the Tampa Bay community to current cultural trends. USFCAM underwrites new projects by emerging artists, and maintains the university’s art collection of more than 5,000 works. Educational programs include InsideART, a free online secondary school curriculum that integrates social studies and science with contemporary art.

Curriculum Connections:

Language Arts (Reading: Informational Text, Speaking and Listening), Social Studies (History), Science, Visual Arts.

Grades:

Varies from exhibition to exhibition, but usually 6th – 12th grade.

If an exhibition has content that might not be suitable, it is suggested that the field trip organizer view the exhibition before scheduling a tour.

Tour Length:

1 hour.

Capacity/logistics:

The ideal maximum number of students and chaperones is 40. If the group is larger, then the group can be split into two. One half of the group can tour through the exhibition, while the other half can tour the back of house (to include the shop area, installation and prep areas and the collection).

Students can feel free to bring a bagged lunch that they can enjoy outside on the lawn behind the museum.

Bus Parking:

Busses should drop groups off in front of the museum.

Offsite parking is recommended.

Study Guide/Activities Guide:

Please refer to our InsideART program (an innovative web-based visual literacy program that integrates social studies with contemporary art): http://www.usfcam.usf.edu/InsideART/index.html for exhibitions at CAM

Admission:

Admission is free.

For chaperones or teachers who do not arrive by bus, there is a $5 parking fee to park on campus.

Reservation Instructions:

To make a reservation, Contact Amy Allison, USFCAM Program Coordinator, at 813-974-4164 or amyallison@usf.edu.

As CAM is geared toward adult audiences, it is recommended that teachers visit before the field trip to preview the exhibition and make sure the content is appropriate for the grade level they intend to bring.

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