Arts & Humanities

FSU celebrates Native American Indian Heritage Month through film screenings and discussions

Florida State University is paying tribute to the dynamic cultural practices and contemporary lived experiences of Native Americans with two events this November to mark Native American Indian Heritage Month. The FSU Department of Art History will host a film festival celebrating Indigenous filmmakers and showcasing the resurgence and resilience of cultural practices in the […]

FSU explores Congolese literature, music and art in the 21st century during first ‘Global Africas’ event

Florida State University will welcome some of the 21st century’s most prominent voices for a two-day virtual symposium exploring Africa’s past and present global interconnections, Thursday, Nov. 5, and Friday, Nov. 6. “Global Africas: Congolese Literature, Music, and Art in the 21st Century” examines the cultural, linguistic, political and historical realities of the Francophone regions […]

FSU’S Facility for Arts Research hosts virtual visiting artist lecture series

The Facility for Arts Research (FAR), part of Florida State University’s College of Fine Arts, has launched “FAR & Away Conversations,” a four-part virtual series of live-streamed discussions focusing on interactions between artists and thinkers whose careers, passions and artistic interests intersect. “We, at FAR, wanted to find a way to continue our annual program of visiting artists despite […]

FSU Dance Professor receives prestigious grant from Ford Foundation

The Urban Bush Women (UBW), founded by Florida State University’s School of Dance Professor Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, will receive a seven-figure award from the Ford Foundation as part of an initiative to recognize Black, Latinx, Asian and Indigenous arts organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19. “This major honor comes at an important time when the […]

The sound of music: FSU programs adapt in age of COVID-19

Music is in the air once again at Florida State University. While the pandemic has upended “normal” campus life, students and faculty from the College of Music are using the unexpected course of events as a source of creativity and inspiration. As students returned to campus this fall, FSU’s renowned music programs and their faculty […]

College of Motion Picture Arts continues to rank among nation’s best film schools

The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts maintained its high ranking in yet another entertainment industry publication in 2020. The Wrap News revealed last week that FSU placed No. 13 in its list of the nation’s top 50 film schools. FSU was also ranked No. 13 by the publication last year. Reb Braddock, […]

Art professor creates historical archive of Gadsden County agriculture community

Florida State University Department of Art Professor Holly Hanessian is helping connect art with the agricultural history of Gadsden County. Hanessian, a ceramics artist, recently worked alongside interdisciplinary artist and designer and FSU alumnus Michael Austin Diaz to create “New Histories: Gadsden Farm Project.” The mixed media exhibit is part of a larger project collaborating […]

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 […]