College of Fine Arts

Florida State to take part in global celebration of influential American dance artist, Merce Cunningham

Florida State University will host a series of events as part of a global celebration of the life and work of one of the greatest American dance artists, Merce Cunningham. The events — a collaboration between the FSU School of Dance, the FSU College of Music, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Student Life Cinema and the […]

Florida State students curate exhibit of Polynesian women’s art 

Florida State University’s College of Fine Arts and the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship Textile and Apparel Historic Costume Collection will present “Treasured Cloth: Women’s Art of Polynesia” featuring textiles created by Samoan and Tongan women and explores the cultural and historical significance of the objects. The exhibit, which opens April 4 at the William Johnston […]

FSU dance students to present ‘Fractured Form’

Florida State University’s School of Dance will present a performance featuring three choreographies by graduate students that examine, question and promote a new understanding of form. Master of Fine Arts candidates Julie Opiel, Bridget Close and Sarah Rose will present “Fractured Form” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, in the Nancy […]

FSU’s School of Dance and Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography among best in the nation

Florida State University’s School of Dance and Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) have been nationally recognized by College Magazine for their top-notch dance and choreography programs. College Magazine ranked Florida State No. 6 on the list of The 10 Best Schools for Dance in 2019 and No. 4 on the list of The […]

FSU’s interior architecture and design program among nation’s best

Florida State University’s Department of Interior Architecture and Design climbed in the national rankings published by DesignIntelligence, which ranks programs based on reviews from professionals in the field, architecture and design deans, program chairs, department heads, students and graduates. This year, FSU’s program ranked No. 5 nationally, and No. 2 among public universities, on a […]

FSU art professor to be featured in prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation exhibit

Florida State University Professor of Art Lilian Garcia-Roig is one of the 25 artists in the nation who will be featured by the Joan Mitchell Foundation as part of the organization’s 25th anniversary celebration. In 2006, Garcia-Roig won a Joan Mitchell Award — one of the premier national honors bestowed in the visual arts — along with a $25,000 grant […]

Two-time Florida State alumnus selected as new College of Fine Arts dean

Two-time Florida State University alumnus James Frazier has been appointed as the new dean of the College of Fine Arts, effective June 17, 2019. Frazier, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Florida State, has served on the faculty of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Arts Department of Dance and Choreography since […]

Student-curated art exhibit honors Native American heritage and basketry

Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts and the Department of Art History will present “Interwoven: An Exploration of Native American Basketry” in recognition of Native American Heritage Month this November. The exhibit explores the art, history and culture of Native American basket weaving, featuring works from the Mary Douglas Lewis North American basket collection housed at the Florida […]

FSU invests in the future of the Museum of Fine Arts with two new appointments

Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts has appointed two new staff members to oversee its activities and exhibition space, effective July 30. Preston McLane will serve as the museum’s new director. He will succeed MoFA founding director Allys Palladino-Craig, who will retire in September after 38 years at the helm of the museum. Meredith […]

Art history graduate student curates exhibition at the Embassy of Peru Art Gallery

A Florida State University doctoral candidate in art history has curated an exhibit that will open June 28 at the Embassy of Peru Art Gallery in Washington, D.C. Gabriela Germana curated the exhibition “Metal Bodies: Contemporary Peruvian Women Artists,” which showcases the art of 10 contemporary Peruvian women artists who have explored the female form through the […]

Art alumnus donates hundreds of hand-painted backdrops to College of Fine Arts

A Florida State University alumnus has donated hundreds of hand-painted backdrops to the College of Fine Arts for use in photo shoots and filming. Chuck Whited, who graduated from FSU in 1976 with a degree in studio art, donated the inventory of backdrops from his Atlanta-based company, C&M Backdrops. He recently closed the business after […]