Discover art spanning five centuries at USC Fisher Museum of Art, 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.
Founded in 1939 by Elizabeth Holmes Fisher and accredited by the American Association of Museums, the museum houses a permanent collection of some 1,800 objects including 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.
USC Fisher Museum of Art follows the USC calendar and is closed on university holidays and during summer months. Selections of artworks culled from the permanent collection are not on permanent display. Each year the museum strives to have at least one of its professionally curated exhibitions come from its own collections. Items are occasionally loaned to regional, national and international institutions for exhibition purposes. Please check our website for more information about ongoing and upcoming exhibitions.