Arts & Humanities

Dream comes true for FSU students at 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Two Florida State University film students are rubbing shoulders this week with some of the world’s most famous movie stars and directors at the prestigious 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Tyler Knutt and Nicholas Markart, both 21 years old and seniors in FSU’s College of Motion Picture Arts, are presenting their documentary, “Peacekeeper,” at the festival’s […]

FSU music professor earns prestigious research fellowship

Florida State University Music Professor Iain Quinn has received a prestigious fellowship to study and bring new life to the musical archive of Rudolph Ganz, an influential and celebrated 20th-century composer, conductor, pianist and music educator. The fellowship comes from the Newberry, a historic research library in Chicago and the repository for Ganz’s extensive collection […]

FSU’s MANCC awarded national grant to support next generation of artists

Florida State University’s Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography has been awarded a second round of funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support creative laboratories for emerging dance artists and their collaborators. The MANCC Forward Dialogues (MFD) program is a laboratory designed to support and catalyze the ideas of emergent movement-based artists by […]

Florida State University Singers to celebrate 70th anniversary with reunion concert

The Florida State University Singers and alumni choir will raise their voices to celebrate 70 years during their spring concert, “We Enter with Singing! Celebrating 70 Years,” April 14 at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Kevin Fenton, director of the University Singers, and former director André Thomas, will lead the choirs, featuring more than 100 alumni […]

Classics professor named director of excavations at longest-running American archaeological project in Greece

A Florida State University faculty member has achieved a top honor in the field of classical archaeology. Christopher A. Pfaff, an associate professor in FSU’s Department of Classics, was recently named director of excavations at Ancient Corinth by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Considered one of the most important archaeological sites from […]

FSU to host first-ever national state of the field of 18th-century French history conference

Florida State University is set to convene dozens of top historians of long 18th-century and revolutionary France from throughout the United States for a landmark conference on French history in American academia — the first-ever national conference of its kind. The two-day meeting, to be presented by FSU’s Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution […]

70 years later: FSU professor reflects on legacy of the Marshall Plan

On June 5, 1947, as Europe sat smoldering in the wake of World War II, U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall rose to address a Harvard University convocation. During his remarks, Marshall outlined the need for an international cooperative plan for European recovery, drafted by participating European nations and buttressed by “friendly advice” and […]

English professor earns top award in field of composition studies

A professor in Florida State University’s Department of English has received a top honor in her field as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Exemplar Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication. The CCCC is the world’s largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media. The Exemplar Award […]

FSU film professor wins prestigious Independent Spirit Award

Something very unexpected happened when Florida State University’s Antonio Méndez Esparza, a gifted and impassioned faculty filmmaker and teacher at the College of Motion Picture Arts, heard his film “Life and Nothing More” announced as a winner at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards. His mind went blank. Esparza didn’t expect that. He’d practiced a […]

Art alumnus donates hundreds of hand-painted backdrops to College of Fine Arts

A Florida State University alumnus has donated hundreds of hand-painted backdrops to the College of Fine Arts for use in photo shoots and filming. Chuck Whited, who graduated from FSU in 1976 with a degree in studio art, donated the inventory of backdrops from his Atlanta-based company, C&M Backdrops. He recently closed the business after […]

The Ringling announces $100M campaign to secure future vitality of landmark arts campus

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida administered by Florida State University (FSU), announces a $100 million comprehensive campaign to preserve and expand its legacy for the 21st century and beyond. The Ringling Inspires: Honoring the Legacy and Building for the Future campaign has raised $92 million to […]

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art set to announce largest comprehensive campaign in its history

On March 2, 2018, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (The Ringling), the State Art Museum of Florida administered by Florida State University, will host their first black-tie event in more than a decade. The evening will recognize and honor the donors who have contributed to The Ringling’s transformative comprehensive campaign to preserve […]