Arts & Humanities

FSU a cappella group, All-Night Yahtzee, to compete nationally in virtual charity event

All-Night Yahtzee, Florida State University’s award-winning all-gender a cappella group, was selected to compete against the country’s best college a cappella groups for $10,000 in cash prizes and donations to the social justice charities of their choice in a national virtual event titled “UpStagedAID.” Hosted by UpStaged™ Entertainment Group (UpStaged) and National Collegiate Performing Arts […]

FSU Art History doctoral student among first to join next generation of ‘Monuments Men and Women’

The Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (USACAPOC) have recently partnered to create a historical new team of individuals who will serve as the 21st-century force of Monuments Men and Women. Florida State University Art History doctoral student and U.S. Army Reserves Captain Sonia Dixon is among the first […]

FSU’S Opening Nights announces 2020-2021 season lineup

Live performing arts will begin again in the Capital City with Florida State University’s Opening Nights 2020-2021 Season after months of challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The new season boasts a mix of well-known and emerging artists representing all genres. A special attraction this year is the “Florida’s Finest” series, featuring talented artists from […]

WFSU to host virtual discussion on FSU Film faculty’s ‘Daring Women Doctors’ documentary, Sept. 10

WFSU Public Media will host a special hour-long virtual panel discussion focusing on the history of early women physicians and the legacy of that experience today. The event, “Breaking Barriers: Women in Medicine,” will feature Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts filmmaker in residence Valerie Scoon and segments of her documentary, “Daring Women […]

FSU film school ranks as one of the best in the nation

Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts has again been ranked among the nation’s top 20 film schools by one of the entertainment industry’s premier publications. “This is the ninth year The Hollywood Reporter has ranked FSU as a top U.S. film school, and it continues to be a testament to the effectiveness of our curriculum and how impactful our alums […]

Art educators develop K-12 arts enrichment website

As Florida State University art educators transitioned to online teaching this summer, some used the opportunity to provide K-12 children with opportunities to foster creativity and connect through art activities.  Department of Art Education Associate Professor and Chair Sara Scott Shields reimagined her Theory and Practice II course to focus on the development of a website geared toward students and teachers in the K-12 community. The website, created by FSU students, consists of a collection of online art activities and live classes.   “This kind of novel […]

College of Music to continue successful virtual tele-therapy services 

Like many other healthcare providers around the world, music therapy faculty and students from the Florida State University College of Music have reinvented how they deliver services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now, FSU’s music therapists are providing tele-music therapy, which allows them to provide beneficial services to clients in a safe manner and offers opportunities and challenges for student training.   “The Music Therapy program at Florida State […]

Art History professor receives National Endowment for the Humanities grant

Florida State University art history professor Michael D. Carrasco has received a $249,850 Collaborative Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This funding will allow Carrasco, associate professor of Visual Cultures of the Americas and Cultural Heritage Studies, and colleague Joshua D. Englehardt to expand the documentation of Formative Period sculpture and […]

FSU anthropologist receives fellowship to study prehistoric violence and inequality during social transitions

A Florida State University faculty member has been awarded a distinguished fellowship from the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark, to study the relationship between interpersonal violence and the rise of wealth inequality during societal transitions in Europe, Asia and Africa. Tom Leppard, an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, part […]

FSU Museum of Fine Arts launches ‘New Landscapes’ virtual exhibition

Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts has opened the new virtual exhibit “New Landscapes,” featuring more than 30 photographic works on loan from selected artists and from the museum’s permanent collection. The exhibit runs through Saturday, Oct. 31. Over the past several months, faculty and staff at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts have […]

FSU-produced documentary featuring woman World War II photographer to air on WFSU

A Florida State University-produced documentary will explore the contributions of a Women’s Army Corps photographer during World War II. “Charlotte Mansfield: A Woman Photographer Goes to War” uses unpublished military photographs and personal correspondence from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience at Florida State, as well as expert and family interviews, […]

FSU institute’s new online exhibit explores lives of women during World War II

A new online exhibit from Florida State University’s Institute on World War II and the Human Experience highlights the lives of American women during the war.  “Women at War: At Home and Service in World War II” was initially scheduled to open in April at the Chipola Center for the Arts at Chipola College in Marianna, Fla., but moved to an online platform in […]