Arts & Humanities

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 […]

FSU’s School of Dance and Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography among best in the nation

Florida State University’s School of Dance and Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) have been nationally recognized by College Magazine for their top-notch dance and choreography programs. College Magazine ranked Florida State No. 6 on the list of The 10 Best Schools for Dance in 2019 and No. 4 on the list of The […]

Two FSU alumni team up on film shown at Sundance Film Festival

Two Florida State University graduates are attending the renowned Sundance Film Festival, the largest showcase of independent films in the country, to participate in the premiere of a film they both worked on. Film editor Joy Elaine Davenport and videographer Pablo Correa, both graduates of FSU’s School of Communication, collaborated on the film “I Snuck […]

FSU’s interior architecture and design program among nation’s best

Florida State University’s Department of Interior Architecture and Design climbed in the national rankings published by DesignIntelligence, which ranks programs based on reviews from professionals in the field, architecture and design deans, program chairs, department heads, students and graduates. This year, FSU’s program ranked No. 5 nationally, and No. 2 among public universities, on a […]

FSU film student wins national award for documentary on ‘bionic woman’

A Florida State University film student has won a prestigious award from the Television Academy Foundation for his documentary about a Florida woman who lives with a bionic arm and considers herself a human cyborg. Chris Violette, a junior in the College of Motion Picture Arts, was named the winner of the Loreen Arbus Focus […]