College of Fine Arts

FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts announces guest lecture series

The Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) will host a series of guest lectures that will highlight speakers who utilize diverse approaches to their creative practice and lead discussions that are vital to the arts and the community. Meredith Lynn, MoFA’s assistant curator and director of galleries, said that the museum is thrilled […]

Profile in Leadership: Master Craftsman program director embraces change during the pandemic

Being able to pivot on a dime has always been part of Master Craftsman Studio program director John Raulerson’s modus operandi. When the COVID-19 pandemic developed, the university’s in-house art studio transitioned from creating custom sculptures and other public artwork to the production of medical-grade face shields and plexiglass partitions. That ability to change has […]

Art professor receives New York Times recognition for one of the ‘Best Art Books of 2020’

A Florida State University art professor’s latest publication has been lauded by New York Times art critics as one of the “Best Art Books of 2020.” Assistant Professor Jessica Ingram’s book, “Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial,” is the culmination of a decade of work and field research that documents seemingly ordinary places through […]

FSU-produced film wins major awards at national and international film festivals

A film produced by faculty and students at Florida State University’s School of Dance recently received multiple awards from film festivals worldwide. The collaborative underwater dance film, “Liminality,” won Best Film Production and People’s Choice awards at the Inspired Dance Film Festival Australia 2020, hosted in Sydney, Australia. “Liminality” was co-directed by dancer, choreographer and […]

FSU’S Facility for Arts Research hosts virtual visiting artist lecture series

The Facility for Arts Research (FAR), part of Florida State University’s College of Fine Arts, has launched “FAR & Away Conversations,” a four-part virtual series of live-streamed discussions focusing on interactions between artists and thinkers whose careers, passions and artistic interests intersect. “We, at FAR, wanted to find a way to continue our annual program of visiting artists despite […]

FSU Dance Professor receives prestigious grant from Ford Foundation

The Urban Bush Women (UBW), founded by Florida State University’s School of Dance Professor Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, will receive a seven-figure award from the Ford Foundation as part of an initiative to recognize Black, Latinx, Asian and Indigenous arts organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19. “This major honor comes at an important time when the […]

Art professor creates historical archive of Gadsden County agriculture community

Florida State University Department of Art Professor Holly Hanessian is helping connect art with the agricultural history of Gadsden County. Hanessian, a ceramics artist, recently worked alongside interdisciplinary artist and designer and FSU alumnus Michael Austin Diaz to create “New Histories: Gadsden Farm Project.” The mixed media exhibit is part of a larger project collaborating […]

FSU sets school record with nine Fulbright Scholars

Nine Florida State University faculty members have been selected as U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program award recipients, setting a new FSU record for most Fulbright Scholars in one year. These individuals plan to teach and conduct research as part of opportunities funded by the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program during the 2020-2021 school year. Marcia A. Mardis, professor and associate dean for research in the College of Communication […]

FSU Art History doctoral student among first to join next generation of ‘Monuments Men and Women’

The Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (USACAPOC) have recently partnered to create a historical new team of individuals who will serve as the 21st-century force of Monuments Men and Women. Florida State University Art History doctoral student and U.S. Army Reserves Captain Sonia Dixon is among the first […]

FSU programs earn recognition from Princeton Review

Some of Florida State University’s key programs have earned recognition in the latest edition of the Princeton Review’s lists and rankings. The Career Center is ranked as one of the Top 20 Best University Career Services in the nation, while the University Counseling Center is ranked as one of the Top 20 Best University Counseling […]

Art educators develop K-12 arts enrichment website

As Florida State University art educators transitioned to online teaching this summer, some used the opportunity to provide K-12 children with opportunities to foster creativity and connect through art activities.  Department of Art Education Associate Professor and Chair Sara Scott Shields reimagined her Theory and Practice II course to focus on the development of a website geared toward students and teachers in the K-12 community. The website, created by FSU students, consists of a collection of online art activities and live classes.   “This kind of novel […]

Art History professor receives National Endowment for the Humanities grant

Florida State University art history professor Michael D. Carrasco has received a $249,850 Collaborative Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This funding will allow Carrasco, associate professor of Visual Cultures of the Americas and Cultural Heritage Studies, and colleague Joshua D. Englehardt to expand the documentation of Formative Period sculpture and […]