Something from Nothing: Art and Handcrafted Objects from America’s Concentration Camps

August 21 – November 15, 2017

Something from Nothing features over 100 objects created by incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II. Included are handmade objects, historical artifacts, and photographs from the collection of the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) as well as two contemporary art installations by Barbara Horiuchi and Marlene Iyemura. Co-presented with the National Japanese American Historical Society.

This project is made possible with support from California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the NEH. Visit

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South Asian Contemporary: Works on Paper from Bay Area Collectors

Dec. 4, 2017 - Feb. 18, 2018

Working with private collectors, USF's MA in Museum Studies Curatorial Practice class presents an exhibition of recent works on paper from India and Pakistan. South Asian Contemporary introduces viewers to artists responding to historical transformations from decolonization to online auction houses. The exhibition features artists who have achieved international reputations yet are rarely shown in the U.S., such as Zarina Hashmi, Anita Dube, and Viba Galhotra.