Arts & Humanities

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 […]

FSU WWII Institute preserves memories of the war through new exhibit, performance

Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience is set to present its newest exhibit, “Love, Dolly: Letters Home in World War II,” at the Chipola Center for the Arts in Marianna. The exhibit will feature six collections of letters and historical artifacts on loan from the institute. Highlights include letters […]

FSU College of Music summit features world-class flutists

Florida State University’s College of Music will present a special series of concerts, music workshops and lectures featuring an international lineup of musicians this week. From Friday through Sunday, the college is teaming up with the Flute Association at Florida State University and the Florida State University Flute Studio to bring together six multitalented musicians […]

FSU College of Music welcomes eminent scholar

World-renowned classical guitarist David Russell brings his musical genius to Florida State University this week. Russell starts his Housewright Eminent Scholar Residency at the College of Music on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and continues educational instruction through Friday, March 1. Russell, who performs at prestigious venues worldwide, will lead two master classes in Longmire Recital Hall […]

Waiting for Oscar: How Florida State alum Barry Jenkins and his ‘FSU family’ make movie magic

Something good happens every time Oscar winner and Florida State University graduate Barry Jenkins puts his FSU filmmaking band back together. The talented film school graduates from the class of 2003 have created another masterful movie, “If Beale Street Could Talk.” The critically acclaimed film is nominated for three Oscars at the 91st Academy Awards […]

FSU Orchestras to play unique weekend of concerts

Music lovers get a rare treat this weekend with special concerts by two of Florida State University’s premier ensembles. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, the University Philharmonia will host its first concert of the spring semester in Opperman Music Hall, located in the Kuersteiner Music Building. Then on Sunday at 3 p.m., the University Symphony Orchestra […]

FSU dance students to present ‘Fractured Form’

Florida State University’s School of Dance will present a performance featuring three choreographies by graduate students that examine, question and promote a new understanding of form. Master of Fine Arts candidates Julie Opiel, Bridget Close and Sarah Rose will present “Fractured Form” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, in the Nancy […]

Biennial Festival of New Music underway at FSU College of Music

The 19th Biennial Festival of New Music is underway at Florida State University’s College of Music and will continue through Feb. 2. The festival includes masterclasses and presentations by guest artists, plus seven different concerts featuring acoustic and electroacoustic compositions for both small and large ensembles. Except for the Saturday evening closing concert, all events […]