Arts & Humanities

Florida State University launches Festival of the Creative Arts

The Florida State University Office of Research presents the Festival of the Creative Arts, a campus-wide collaborative event highlighting the diverse voices, talents and creativity of FSU faculty and students. Departments from across campus will come together Oct. 6-9, to celebrate the innovation and diversity that results from combining various modes of expression and subjects […]

Seminole artist shares folktales of Seminole Tribe of Florida

Seminole artist Brian Zepeda delighted guests at Tallahassee’s Blue Tavern on Thursday evening in an exploration of narratives and musical traditions of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Zepeda, who calls himself “a traditional Seminole arts teacher and student,” shared folktales and songs that emphasized his people’s vibrant present and rich history. “Seminole Legends and Songs” […]

Jazz vocalist returns to FSU as featured guest in faculty concert

Florida State University alumna Inga Swearingen will kick off the College of Music’s 2022-23 University Musical Associates (UMA) concert season as featured guest vocalist in a Friday, Sept. 9, jazz faculty concert in Opperman Music Hall. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free for FSU students with an ID, $7 for seniors and […]

FSU Center for Music of the Americas presents ‘Seminole Legends and Songs’

Florida State University’s Center for Music of the Americas will present “Seminole Legends and Songs” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Blue Tavern in Tallahassee’s Midtown. “Seminole Legends and Songs,” the first concert of the American Musicological Society’s (AMS) Many Musics of America series, will feature Seminole artist Brian Zepeda and explore the musical […]

Three new FSU MoFA exhibits explore themes of nature, love and form 

The Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) this semester presents three exhibitions that explore themes of nature, love and form. The exhibitions underscore the MoFA mission of connecting FSU and the broader community to the arts. “Since its establishment in 1971, MoFA has been a major contributor to the region’s arts community and […]

Florida Book Awards announces deadline for 2022 competition

The Florida Book Awards has announced its 2022 competition for the best Florida literature and established a Jan. 13, 2023, entry deadline. Coordinated by Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program, established in 2006 to recognize and celebrate the best literature by Florida authors and […]

Florida State University ranked among world’s top 25 college drama programs

Florida State University ranks No. 19 in The Hollywood Reporter’s top 25 drama schools worldwide, reaffirming the School of Theatre as a mainstay in the publication’s annual list of best schools for an acting degree. The recognition adds to a long list of honors the university has received over the years. “We are thrilled to […]

FSU College of Music presents ‘rich array’ of styles for 2022-23 season

The Florida State University College of Music has announced a 2022-2023 concert season that features a 17-event University Musical Associates (UMA) Concert Series and an eight-event Housewright Virtuoso Series – both of which will showcase professional-level performances by students, faculty and special guests from around the world. The UMA Concert Series begins Sept. 9 with […]

FSU College of Motion Picture Arts continues to rise among the best film schools in the nation 

Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts has climbed to No. 14, up one spot from last year, on The Hollywood Reporter’s list of the Top 25 American Film Schools. Recognized as one of the entertainment industry’s premier publications, The Hollywood Reporter measures film schools on the success of their alumni, reputation among film […]

FSU film school premieres free screening of MFA graduate students’ capstone work  

As the 2022 summer semester concludes, the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts presents a free public screening of graduate thesis films to the Tallahassee community. The films will be shown in two parts on Saturday, July 30, at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, and they represent the work of second-year graduate students […]

FSU dance professor wins prestigious Gish Prize as awards continue to flow

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, a Lawton Distinguished Professor at Florida State University and the founder of New York-based dance company Urban Bush Women, has been awarded the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize — one of the most prestigious awards in the American arts. Zollar will receive a cash award of approximately $250,000 for her groundbreaking […]

Latest act: Malaev-Babel begins role as director of FSU/Asolo Conservatory

Andrei Malaev-Babel has been selected as director of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, the Florida State University College of Fine Arts and School of Theatre announced. Malaev-Babel, an expert on Russian theater and acting techniques and an award-winning director and scholar who served as head of acting at the Conservatory for more than a […]