Arts & Humanities

FSU students invited to screen their films at Cannes Film Festival

Two Florida State University students are getting the opportunity of a lifetime after being invited to screen their films at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival alongside some of the most famous filmmakers in the world. Alex McFry and William Stead, students at FSU’s College of Motion Picture Arts, are in Cannes this week preparing to […]

Modern economic theory explains prehistoric Mediterranean societies

A Florida State University professor’s research suggests a theory by famed economist Thomas Piketty on present-day wealth inequality actually explains a lot about how smaller-scale societies in the prehistoric Mediterranean developed. Piketty’s theory says that high-growth economic conditions can slow the rate of wealth inequality and low-growth can accelerate it. In a new study, FSU […]

Opening Nights at Florida State University honors former educator with inaugural Arts Advocate Award

Opening Nights at Florida State University presented its first-ever Arts Advocate Award to Iris Wilson, a former principal in the Leon County Schools system. Wilson received the award for her exemplary support of arts education for creating partnerships with local arts organizations to enhance the overall learning experience for K-12 students. “As a society, we […]

FSU English Department honors renowned poet’s 50 years of teaching

David Kirby began teaching at Florida State University in 1969. Fast forward 50 years, and the renowned poet and professor of English is still making a profound impact on Florida State students. In recognition of Kirby’s dedication to poetry, teaching and FSU, the English department announced the creation of the David Kirby Graduate Fellowship during […]

Esteemed retired professors present major gift to Florida State

For much of the past half century, former professors Charles and Persis Rockwood have worked in perfect harmony on a shared goal to elevate Florida State University through their teaching and financial gifts. Their latest donation to FSU will be music to the ears of future students, faculty and music lovers everywhere. The Rockwoods are […]

FSU’s Opening Nights to present award-winning female singer-songwriters

Opening Nights at Florida State University’s 2018-2019 season is ending on a high note with award-winning female artists who are advancing women’s issues through music. Molly Tuttle, the first female to be named International Bluegrass Music Association’s  (IBMA) “Guitar Player of the Year,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Richard G. Fallon […]

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art to celebrate completion of $100 million comprehensive campaign

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida administered by Florida State University (FSU), is planning a community Free Day Saturday, April 6, to celebrate the completion of the $100 million The Ringling Inspires: Honoring the Legacy and Building for the Future campaign. The campaign will be officially complete […]

Florida State to take part in global celebration of influential American dance artist, Merce Cunningham

Florida State University will host a series of events as part of a global celebration of the life and work of one of the greatest American dance artists, Merce Cunningham. The events — a collaboration between the FSU School of Dance, the FSU College of Music, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Student Life Cinema and the […]

Florida State students curate exhibit of Polynesian women’s art 

Florida State University’s College of Fine Arts and the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship Textile and Apparel Historic Costume Collection will present “Treasured Cloth: Women’s Art of Polynesia” featuring textiles created by Samoan and Tongan women and explores the cultural and historical significance of the objects. The exhibit, which opens April 4 at the William Johnston […]

FSU Rembrandt exhibit results in new interpretation of Dutch master’s work

Sometimes, a new project reaches you at an unexpected time. That was the case when former FSU doctoral student Lesley Wolff was working as a research assistant at FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts. Wolff, now a postdoctoral fellow at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, was helping former museum director Allys Palladino-Craig […]

FSU professor receives prestigious award for interior design

A longtime Florida State University professor has received the Interior Design Educators Council’s most prestigious award. Lisa Waxman, chair of the Department of Interior Architecture and Design at FSU, is this year’s recipient of the Arnold P. Friedmann Educator of Distinction Award. She is only the eighth person in the history of the organization to […]

2018 Florida Book Awards winners announced

With its 13th annual competition now complete, the Florida Book Awards has announced winners for books published in 2018. More than 200 eligible publications were submitted across 11 categories of competition. The Florida Book Awards, coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established in […]