Arts & Humanities

FSU Film School graduates nominated for 2021 Emmy Awards

Six Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts alumni have been nominated for the 2021 Emmy Awards for their work on television shows in the past year. “We are so proud of our alums,” said Reb Braddock, dean of the College of Motion Picture Arts. “This group of nominations shows again the depth of our […]

FSU joins NSF-funded research hub to enhance resilience in underrepresented coastal communities

Along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, communities from Texas to Florida are particularly at risk for coastal hazards, including hurricanes, tsunamis, coastal storm surges, flooding, sea-level rise and erosion. Now, a Florida State University anthropologist is part of a team of researchers from five institutions across the country that will conduct fundamental […]

Opening Nights director to retire after more than 50 years in performing arts programs

Michael Blachly, director of Opening Nights at Florida State University, will retire on March 17, 2022, after more than 50 years of spearheading performing arts programs throughout the country. During his four years leading the university’s professional performing arts program, Blachly expanded the number of performances offered each season and enhanced the educational programming provided to students at all levels. […]

FSU English professor earns prestigious NEH grant to digitize novelist Gloria Naylor’s work and develop literary archival model

A faculty member in Florida State University’s Department of English has received a collaborative research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize the work of award-winning American novelist Gloria Naylor and develop a model for engaging Black women’s literary archives. Professor of English Maxine Montgomery will use the three-year, $100,000 award to […]

Kinsey Collection slated for spring at Florida State University Panama City

The nationally recognized Kinsey Collection of African American Art & History arrives at Florida State University Panama City in April 2022. “We are honored to have an exhibit of this caliber coming to FSU Panama City,” said Dean Randy Hanna. “This collection not only documents American history but also the tremendous contribution Black artists have […]

FSU English doctoral candidate receives NEH grant to improve visual accessibility

A Florida State University English doctoral candidate has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to improve accessibility of graphic and visual narratives for blind and low-vision readers. Aaron Rodriguez, doctoral candidate in FSU’s History of Text Technologies Program, was awarded a $99,915 Digital Humanities Advancement Grant to develop and […]

The Ringling to host week of events highlighting climate change and environmental justice

“Ecoperformance Week” will run from Sept. 6-12, 2021 The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art will host a week of arts-driven events focused on conversations, performances, activities and films about ecology, climate, culture and environmental justice. “As an arts institution in a region shaped by culturally diverse migration, agricultural and tourist economies and systemic racial inequality, The Ringling […]

FSU/Asolo Conservatory director to retire after 17-year tenure

Greg Leaming, director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training program and associate director of the Asolo Repertory Theatre, will retire at the conclusion of the academic year after 17 years of teaching, directing and leading the MFA Acting Program at Florida State University’s School of Theatre. “Working with the FSU/Asolo Conservatory and Asolo Repertory […]

Interior Architecture and Design professor and chair receives national award for work with shelters, transitional housing

Florida State University’s Jill Pable, professor and chair in the Department of Interior Architecture and Design, has received the 2021 Design Luminary Award from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) as part of the association’s National Awards and ASID Fellows programs. The award recognizes Pable’s research on designing healthy spaces that serve homeless people, such as shelters, permanent supportive and transitional housing types. “It is a distinct honor to be […]

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

Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts was ranked No. 15 among the nation’s top film schools by one of the entertainment industry’s premier publications. “We are always proud when The Hollywood Reporter recognizes our excellence, and it’s particularly gratifying to have jumped three spots to No. 15 this year,” said Reb Braddock, dean of […]

FSU Museum of Fine Arts presents ‘A Shared Body’

Artwork focused on water rights and access is the inspiration for a new exhibition this fall at the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition, “A Shared Body,” was curated by Meredith Lynn, assistant curator and director of galleries at MoFA, and Annie Booth, the museum’s director of programs. It opens Aug. 23 and runs through Dec. 11.  “Water protection and management is one of the most […]

FSU dance professor among organizations to benefit from MacKenzie Scott donations

Urban Bush Women (UBW), founded by Florida State University School of Dance Professor Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, received a $3 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott — the largest monetary award in the company’s history. The gift is one of 286 high-impact contributions from Scott given to organizations and communities that have been historically underfunded and part of a $2.7 billion in donations. “There have been numerous studies from different sectors of the arts field that have […]