On Television

Mark Dion's installation, "The South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit: The Uniforms"
Natural Art Exhibit
An exhibit that examines what we think about nature versus what we know is now on display at USF’s Contemporary Art Museum. University Beat on WUSF TV takes us to “Mark Dion: Troubleshooting,” which takes the tools of a natural history museum and turns them into a thought-provoking exhibit.

On the Radio

Mark Dion's installation, "The South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit: Mobile Laboratory"
Natural Art Exhibit

From a wildlife rescue van to a display featuring stuffed cats, rats, raccoons and possums, Mark Dion’s work is decidedly unlike anything else you’ll see in an art museum. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 shows how Dion’s ongoing exhibition at USF may change how you look at both nature and art.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

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Graphic artist Mark Dion explains what the exhibit’s title, “Troubleshooting,” means; how natural history museums inspire his work; what some of the unusual objects he uses mean; and who should visit his exhibition.

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USF Contemporary Art Museum curator Jane Simon talks about some of the upcoming events associated with Dion’s exhibition.


For more information

Natural Art Exhibit
USF Contemporary Art Museum
813-974-2849 website



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