Arts & Humanities

FSU’s The Ringling to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer

Florida State University’s The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art will join museums nationwide and provide free admission to current U.S. military personnel and their families this summer as part of the Blue Star Museums initiative. The 2022 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, and will run through Labor Day, […]

FSU Opera presents final production of the season

Florida State University student director José Israel García sees Daniel Catán’s “La hija de Rappaccini” as a “relationship between life and death and the limits those can represent; the fragility of life and the unexpected comfort that can be found in death.” Those components drew him to the work, which the College of Music will […]

Five questions: FSU art therapy professor highlights the importance of humor and humanity through research initiatives 

Dave Gussak, a professor in the Florida State University Graduate Art Therapy Program, has spent the past 30 years helping therapists, graduate students and clients understand the link between art and the human experience. Recognized as a leading expert in art therapy in the correctional and forensic arenas, Gussak regularly presents on the subject in […]

FSU hires new Opening Nights director

Florida State University on Monday announced Jennifer Wright Allen as its new director of Opening Nights following an extensive national search. She will start June 6. Wright Allen comes to FSU from the Angelina Arts Alliance in Lufkin, Texas, where she has served as executive director since 2016. “FSU’s Opening Nights has a storied history […]

New mural celebrating Seminole Tribe of Florida unveiled in Tallahassee

A mural celebrating the origins of the Seminole Tribe of Florida was unveiled on South Macomb Street in Tallahassee adjacent to the Florida State University campus. The 135-foot mural, created by Wilson Bowers and Samuel Tommie of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, features multiple elements of the Tribe’s creation story, including the animals that ultimately […]

Nims Middle School principal selected 2022 Opening Nights at FSU Arts Advocate Award Recipient

R. Frank Nims Middle School Principal Benny L. Bolden, Jr. is the recipient of the 2022 Opening Nights at Florida State University Arts Advocate Award, presented by VyStar Credit Union. Bolden, a Florida A&M graduate and an adjunct professor in the FSU College of Education, Educational Leadership and Administration, was selected for the implementation of a robust, […]

‘Our best selves’: FSU poets celebrate National Poetry Month 2022

Professor Virgil Suarez considers poetry the antidote to all that ails the human spirit. Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor David Kirby sees poetry as a lens that allows him to see the world more clearly. And for graduate student Hera Naguib, poetry leverages dreaming and questioning and opens a window into our shared humanity. Those […]

FSU’s ‘Art in STEM’ returns for 8th year, highlights the beauty and artistry of science 

Florida State University’s annual “Art in STEM” exhibition returns for its eighth year April 23, inviting a global audience to experience stunning visuals created by researchers in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. The event is hosted by FSU’s Graduate Women in STEM (GWIS), in collaboration with the FSU College of Arts and Sciences and […]

FSU Religion faculty awarded prestigious Luce Foundation grant to examine race, build health equity 

Two researchers from Florida State University’s Department of Religion have received a $250,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation’s Religion and Theology Program to examine racial justice, Black political activism and religion in the American South and to document, study and challenge structures that drive health disparities in the region. Assistant professors of religion Jamil […]

Walmart grant gives Boys & Girls Clubs members opportunity to attend Opening Nights at FSU PRISM concert 

A Walmart grant gave 100 members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Bend (BGCBB) the opportunity to attend a recent PRISM concert featuring the Florida State University College of Music and the FSU Marching Chiefs. Prior to the performance, presented by FSU’s Opening Nights, BGCBB members participated in a hands-on educational program […]

FSU School of Dance presents ‘Days of Dance’ concert series

Florida State University’s School of Dance will return from a two-year hiatus to showcase the talent of its faculty and students in its annual Days of Dance concert series April 15-16 and April 22-23. Under the direction of Assistant Professor Caleb Mitchell, Days of Dance features a broad scope of dance genres, with choreography set […]