Arts & Humanities

FSU School of Theatre ranked among the Top 25 College Drama Programs by The Hollywood Reporter

The Florida State University School of Theatre graduate acting program has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Best College Drama Programs around the world by The Hollywood Reporter, a well-established online trade journal. The list is compiled through surveys of academic professionals, graduates of drama programs and industry professionals. “It is wonderful to see the School of Theatre alongside other nationally and […]

Leon County Schools visual arts teacher receives Opening Nights at Florida State Arts Advocate Award

Opening Nights at Florida State University has selected Sally Ash, a visual arts teacher at Woodville School, as its 2021 Arts Advocate Award recipient. This award recognizes a professional educator who demonstrates exemplary work with the arts by leveraging local arts resources. “Ms. Ash is most deserving of the 2021 Arts Advocate Award,” said Michael Blachly, director of Opening […]

FSU art professor to replicate Notre Dame Cathedral truss as historical teaching opportunity

In April 2019, the Notre Dame Cathedral was engulfed in flames in a historic event seen worldwide that resulted in a near-total loss of the iconic French landmark. “Doing this type of hands-on research into historical objects is not about recreating it for the sake of reenactment,” Duarte said. “It is about developing real attention […]

FSU art professor’s latest project targets sustainability and anxiety caused by hurricanes

The onset of a massive hurricane can cause environmental damage, threats to sustainability and even psychological suffering. A Florida State University art professor is tackling two of these detrimental effects in one project by producing a Hurricane Emergency Art Kit. Professor Holly Hanessian recently unveiled the kit at a public event held at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts. The project has received support from both the […]

Ancient coins discovered by FSU team on view now in Italian exhibition

A treasure trove of ancient Roman silver coins discovered by a team from Florida State University is now on display to the public for the first time in Italy. “Treasure of Chianti” is on view now through Sept. 3 at the Museum of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena, Italy. The exhibit features 194 silver coins unearthed […]

FSU College of Music celebrates 80 years of summer music camps 

Florida State University’s College of Music will host its 80th year of music camps this summer, one of the country’s oldest and largest summer music camp programs. “For 80 years, the FSU Summer Music Camps program has been an important tradition that encourages students to visit our beautiful campus while working with world-class music educators,” said Todd Queen, dean of the College of Music. “It is no surprise that the majority of students […]

FSU Dance professor receives two grants to support archive of performance history at the New York Public Library

Donna Uchizono, an associate professor at Florida State University’s School of Dance, has earned a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant and an FSU Planning grant to support the archive and preservation of her continuing body of work. Through her company, Donna Uchizono Company (DUC), Uchizono will use the funding for the labor and […]

FSU English professor receives prestigious Mellon Foundation fellowship

A Florida State University English professor has been awarded a fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Assistant Professor Frances Tran will receive a Career Enhancement Fellowship administered by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Her fellowship term runs from June 1 through Dec. 31. Tran, who came […]

FSU Art faculty and alumni share visual art through podcast

Florida State University Department of Art Assistant Professor Anne Stagg and alumna Laura Tanner launched a new podcast that focuses on the long-term impacts of the pandemic on the visual arts. The Open Call Podcast, released every other week on Thursdays, gives a glimpse into the creative practice and features engaging discussions with artists, curators and arts organizations about […]

FSU MANCC receives renewed funding from Sustainable Arts Foundation to support working parent artists

The Florida State University Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) has received renewed funding from the Sustainable Arts Foundation (SAF), which supports working artists and their childcare needs for 2021. “I am very pleased that we will again be able to engage a broader range of artists by providing access to childcare,” said James Frazier, dean of the College of Fine Arts. “Dance […]

FSU film school faculty to present new documentary on history of plantations and the enslaved in North Florida

Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts filmmaker in residence Valerie Scoon’s documentary “Invisible History: Middle Florida’s Hidden Roots,” presented for national distribution by WFSU Public Media, has been chosen to be featured by American Public Television (APT), a major programming source for U.S. public television stations. “We are proud of Valerie and her […]

Opening Nights to pre-sell VIP tickets for ‘Disney Princess – The Concert’

Opening Nights at Florida State University will present Disney Princess – The Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall as part of its 2021-2022 Season. The magical evening stars Tony®-nominee Susan Egan (“Belle” from Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast, “Meg” from the animated feature film Hercules), two-time Tony-nominee Laura Osnes […]