Arts & Humanities

FSU art professor’s latest project targets sustainability and anxiety caused by hurricanes

The onset of a massive hurricane can cause environmental damage, threats to sustainability and even psychological suffering. A Florida State University art professor is tackling two of these detrimental effects in one project by producing a Hurricane Emergency Art Kit. Professor Holly Hanessian recently unveiled the kit at a public event held at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts. The project has received support from both the […]

Ancient coins discovered by FSU team on view now in Italian exhibition

A treasure trove of ancient Roman silver coins discovered by a team from Florida State University is now on display to the public for the first time in Italy. “Treasure of Chianti” is on view now through Sept. 3 at the Museum of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena, Italy. The exhibit features 194 silver coins unearthed […]

FSU College of Music celebrates 80 years of summer music camps 

Florida State University’s College of Music will host its 80th year of music camps this summer, one of the country’s oldest and largest summer music camp programs. “For 80 years, the FSU Summer Music Camps program has been an important tradition that encourages students to visit our beautiful campus while working with world-class music educators,” said Todd Queen, dean of the College of Music. “It is no surprise that the majority of students […]

FSU Dance professor receives two grants to support archive of performance history at the New York Public Library

Donna Uchizono, an associate professor at Florida State University’s School of Dance, has earned a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant and an FSU Planning grant to support the archive and preservation of her continuing body of work. Through her company, Donna Uchizono Company (DUC), Uchizono will use the funding for the labor and […]

FSU English professor receives prestigious Mellon Foundation fellowship

A Florida State University English professor has been awarded a fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Assistant Professor Frances Tran will receive a Career Enhancement Fellowship administered by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Her fellowship term runs from June 1 through Dec. 31. Tran, who came […]

FSU Art faculty and alumni share visual art through podcast

Florida State University Department of Art Assistant Professor Anne Stagg and alumna Laura Tanner launched a new podcast that focuses on the long-term impacts of the pandemic on the visual arts. The Open Call Podcast, released every other week on Thursdays, gives a glimpse into the creative practice and features engaging discussions with artists, curators and arts organizations about […]

FSU MANCC receives renewed funding from Sustainable Arts Foundation to support working parent artists

The Florida State University Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) has received renewed funding from the Sustainable Arts Foundation (SAF), which supports working artists and their childcare needs for 2021. “I am very pleased that we will again be able to engage a broader range of artists by providing access to childcare,” said James Frazier, dean of the College of Fine Arts. “Dance […]

FSU film school faculty to present new documentary on history of plantations and the enslaved in North Florida

Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts filmmaker in residence Valerie Scoon’s documentary “Invisible History: Middle Florida’s Hidden Roots,” presented for national distribution by WFSU Public Media, has been chosen to be featured by American Public Television (APT), a major programming source for U.S. public television stations. “We are proud of Valerie and her […]

Opening Nights to pre-sell VIP tickets for ‘Disney Princess – The Concert’

Opening Nights at Florida State University will present Disney Princess – The Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall as part of its 2021-2022 Season. The magical evening stars Tony®-nominee Susan Egan (“Belle” from Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast, “Meg” from the animated feature film Hercules), two-time Tony-nominee Laura Osnes […]

Documentary highlights FSU center’s work to improve state child-welfare system

Florida State University’s Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy staff, in partnership with faculty and alumni from the College of Motion Picture Arts, has created a documentary to highlight the struggles and hopes of five families and court team staff in the child-welfare system.  “Florida’s Early Childhood Courts: Hope and Healing,” part of a larger project to develop training resources […]

FSU-created, dyslexia-focused comic book to be available nationwide as graphic novel

“The Uncanny Chronicles,” a comic book focused on the realities of dyslexia will soon be available nationwide as a graphic novel thanks to an agreement between Florida State University and Ventris Learning. “The Uncanny Chronicles” is an eight-issue comic book series created by faculty from the Florida Center for Reading Research and the FSU College of Social Work. The story follows Kayla, a […]