In 1939, USC Fisher Museum of Art was the first museum established in the city of Los Angeles that was opened as an art museum and remains solely dedicated to the exhibition and collection of fine art.
With art spanning five centuries, the Museum holds a permanent collection of some 1,800 objects. Collections include 19th century American landscapes; 16th and 17th century Northern European paintings; 18th century British portraiture; and 19th century French Barbizon paintings, as well as 20th century works on paper, paintings and sculpture and features exhibitions of local, international, and emerging artists.
The exhibition schedule provides a varied mix of contemporary and old master showss designed to introduce the arts to a wide range of audiences.
Located on the USC Campus in the heart of Los Angeles, the museum is part of a notable complex of Exposition Park museums, including the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the California Science Center, and the California African American Museum.
Explores visual and ideological shifts in pictorial meaning through time.
Explores the impact of oppressive governance on artistic expression