Arts & Humanities

Pride month: FSU’s MoFA to showcase collaborative project on historical Tallahassee publishing company

June 9 – October 29, 2022 An opening reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at MoFA. A collaborative project between Florida State University Libraries and the FSU Honors Program presents “It’s A Lot Like Falling in Love: Legacies of Naiad Press and the Tallahassee Lesbian Community,” on display June 9-Oct. 29 […]

FSU’s The Ringling partners with Circus Arts Conservatory to present family-friendly Summer Circus Spectacular

This summer, circus fans of all ages can beat the heat at reasonable prices while experiencing the best of the circus arts in Sarasota, Fla. Florida State University’s The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the Circus Arts Conservatory present the 2022 Summer Circus Spectacular June 10-Aug. 13, at the Historic Asolo Theatre […]

FSU dance professor selected as artist-in-residence at Glacier National Park

A Florida State University College of Fine Arts professor and her spouse – a graduate of the college – have been selected as artists-in-residence at Montana’s Glacier National Park to create a dance film focused on global environmental challenges and the effects of humans. Ilana Goldman, an associate professor in the School of Dance, and […]

FSU dance professor continues to be recognized as trailblazer in performing arts

Florida State University’s Jawole Willa Jo Zollar was honored this week for her lasting contributions to dance through an award that recognizes trailblazers and visionaries in the performing arts. Zollar, the Lawton and Nancy Smith Fichter Professor in the College of Fine Arts and founder of the celebrated Urban Bush Women (UBW) dance company, received the […]

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

The Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s top film schools. In the past month alone, the college has been included in Variety magazine’s “30 Top Film Schools in North America” and in’s top 10 undergraduate film programs in the U.S. also ranked […]

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, […]