Arts & Humanities

World War II Institute partners with Florida Historic Capitol Museum for exhibit on Florida’s role in war

When the United States entered World War II in 1941, Florida was a mostly rural and agricultural state, a relatively unpopulated place compared to the rest of the country. By the time the war ended, federal spending for military bases and an influx of service members had begun a transformation that continues to this day. […]

FSU Film School faculty wins 2021 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award®

Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts filmmaker-in-residence Valerie Scoon won a 2021 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award® in recognition of her documentary “Invisible History: Middle Florida’s Hidden Roots.” The film was nominated in the Documentary Historical category, which recognizes films that are a retelling of an event or situation significant to a current or […]

FSU art professor recognized in prestigious exhibit

Florida State University Assistant Professor of Art Cosmo Whyte‘s work is being showcased in Prospect 5 (P5), a citywide art exhibition that invites artists from around the globe to create projects in a variety of venues throughout New Orleans. “Prospect 5 is an internationally prestigious art platform that takes place across numerous museums and galleries in the greater New Orleans area,” said Lilian Garcia Roig, professor and chair of FSU’s Department of Art. “Curators […]

Profile in Leadership: Dean Queen inspires students to achieve their dreams through the power of music

Music has been a constant source of happiness in Todd Queen’s life, and he’s centered his career around music’s powerful influence on human beings. Queen, regarded as a national leader in music, arrived at Florida State University in the midst of a pandemic, taking over as dean of the College of Music in January 2021. Now, almost a year into his tenure as dean, Queen said it’s great to hear music again in […]

FSU College of Music to showcase talents in two annual concerts

Florida State University · FSU'S College of Music showcases two annual concerts The Florida State University College of Music will present two concerts at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall showcasing the breadth of talent of the college’s students and faculty featuring a wide range of musical performances. “The 40th annual PRISM concert and the 24th Seasonal Celebration will feature performances of all sizes and configurations, from solos to sectionals, orchestras to […]

FSU School of Dance’s ‘Evening of Dance’ returns to the stage

Florida State University’s School of Dance presents “An Evening of Dance,” an annual event that showcases the ingenious choreography and wide range of performance talent of the school’s students and faculty. Performances for “An Evening of Dance” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the […]

FSU College of Music celebrates International Education Month with three ensembles 

Florida State University’s College of Music will honor its commitment to music around the world during International Education Month as it presents three ensembles highlighting international music’s unique styles and traditions this November. “The College of Music has a long and rich tradition studying and performing music that celebrates incredible diversity in how music expresses the lives of people,” said Gregory Jones, associate dean in the College […]

FSU Winthrop-King Institute presents ‘Global Africas: Gender, Representation and the Maghreb’

Florida State University’s Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies will welcome some of the 21st century’s most prominent voices for a two-day virtual symposium examining Africa’s past and present global interconnections, Thursday, Nov. 11, and Friday, Nov. 12. “Gender, Representation and the Maghreb” explores the relationship between gender and representation in the northwestern portion […]

‘Kin Theory: Why Indigenous Representation Matters’ opens conversation with Indigenous media makers 

Florida State University’s Department of Art History will co-host a virtual film screening and panel discussion about the importance of narrative sovereignty, where Indigenous creators regain control of their stories in a rapidly shifting industry landscape. “These films and scholarship offer significant examples of self-representation and demonstrate that Indigenous peoples and cultures exist in the present,” said […]

FSU College of Music presents classic Mozart opera during Halloween weekend

The Opera at Florida State University’s College of Music will present one of Mozart’s most beloved and beautiful masterpieces on Halloween weekend with iconic music that focuses on love, virtue and the triumph of good over evil. “Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)” tells the story of a young, innocent couple’s struggle to confront adversity and find enlightenment and happiness after experiencing life’s trials and tribulations. The opera will perform at […]

FSU Flying High Circus returns with the ‘Halloween Show Series’ 

After a year of mostly remote training and no in-person performances due to COVID-19, Florida State University’s Flying High Circus will present a full performance series with the annual “Halloween Show Series” Oct. 29-30 and Nov. 4-5. “Missing an entire year of traditional training for our students has been a disappointment for them,” said Chad Mathews, director of the Flying High Circus. “Just as we have had to adjust in […]

FSU Libraries awarded grant to train librarians on inclusive archival practices

FSU Libraries has been awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant by the Florida Division of Library and Information Services to train archivists on how to incorporate inclusive and conscious descriptive practices in their online cataloging. The grant of $33,289 will allow the Sunshine State Digital Network (SSDN), housed in FSU Libraries, to […]