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Exhibition Calendar

Each year the Thacher Gallery presents six exhibitions that probe community and aesthetic issues, multicultural and interfaith dialogue, and the urban Jesuit university’s commitment to social justice.

Along with its exhibition calendar, the Thacher Gallery at USF presents free public programs, including artist lectures and panels, craft seminars, gallery publications, guided tours, outreach and class shows, and cross disciplinary discussions on campus and in the community.

August 26–December 13, 2013

In Nature’s Temple: Early California Art and Ecology

Curated by the Thacher Gallery’s founding director, Thomas Lucas, SJ, “In Nature’s Temple” brings together the landscape paintings of William Keith, the mammoth-plate photographs of Carleton Watkins and Eadweard Muybridge, and the nature writings of John Muir to present the majesty of the rugged California landscape and the thinking that inspired the early environmental movement.

~ On view on the Kalmanovitz Hall Rooftop Sculpture Terrace ~

September 23–December 13, 2013

Paradox: New Ceramics by Arturo Araujo SJ

With a series of large-scale ceramic globes and bowls, Araujo explores the poetry of Psalm 16 and what it means to be at once whole and broken, full and empty. Born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1967, Araujo joined the Society of Jesus in 1986 and the faculty at USF in 2012.

January 21–March 2, 2014

STEAMED: Faculty Art Triannual

“STEAMED” features innovative artworks by the Department of Art + Architecture Faculty that explore realms of the S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines.

~ On view on the Kalmanovitz Hall Rooftop Sculpture Terrace ~

February 3–December 12, 2014

¡Escultura! Selections from The Mexican Museum's Permanent collection

Presented in collaboration with The Mexican Museum and USF's new Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program, this exhibition features gems from The Mexican Museum’s Permanent Collection, including works by Byron Galvez, Gunther Gerzso, Manuel Neri and Francisco Zúñiga.

March 17–April 16, 2014

On Site: New Work by Mitra Fabian

In “On Site,” San Jose-based Mitra Fabian will create a site-responsive installation for the USF gallery as well as displaying recent sculptures and drawings. Fabian uses atypical materials such as tape, glue and various office and scientific products. As she builds, she transforms the materials in ways that make them not immediately recognizable.

May 2–July 6, 2014

15th Thacher Art + Architecture Annual

This student organized, juried exhibition features the 15th year of the best fine art, design and architecture by juniors and seniors in USF’s Department of Art + Architecture.