Department of Art History

Emma Davis

For as long as Emma Davis can remember, she wanted to go to Florida State University.    “When I came to FSU in high school to interview for the Presidential Scholars Program, it confirmed this was a place where I could spend four years learning and growing — not just as a student, but as an […]

FSU College of Fine Arts faculty featured in virtual exhibition ‘What it Takes’

In a first-of-its-kind virtual faculty exhibition, Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) has brought together the six schools and departments in the College of Fine Arts for a celebration and exploration of the power of research in the arts. “What It Takes” features work from faculty across the college, showing the strengths, visions […]

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 […]

FSU celebrates Native American Indian Heritage Month through film screenings and discussions

Florida State University is paying tribute to the dynamic cultural practices and contemporary lived experiences of Native Americans with two events this November to mark Native American Indian Heritage Month. The FSU Department of Art History will host a film festival celebrating Indigenous filmmakers and showcasing the resurgence and resilience of cultural practices in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

FSU doctoral student receives prestigious American art history fellowship  

A Florida State University doctoral candidate is the recipient of the Luce/ACLS Ellen Holtzman Dissertation Fellowship in American Art for the 2020–2021 academic year.  Mallory Nanny, a graduate student from Charlotte, N.C. in the College of Fine Arts’ Department of Art History has received the fellowship in support of her dissertation project, “Framing Absence: Photographic Narratives of the Vietnam War.”   She is one of eight scholars to receive 2020 Luce/ACLS […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts to host exhibition featuring renowned Haitian-American artist

A new exhibition at Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts will explore historical themes such as regional plantation agriculture and slavery, while highlighting the work of renowned Haitian-born artist Edouard Duval-Carrié. The exhibition, “Decolonizing Refinement: Contemporary Pursuits in the Art of Edouard Duval-Carrié,” curated in collaboration with the FSU Department of Art History, will […]