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November 2017


The FSU Department of Art Education proudly hosted Second Lady Karen Pence recently as she launched “Art Therapy: Healing with the HeART”. Coverage of her visit was featured on the White House website along with Artsy, a leading resource for art education.


Department of Art

“An Art Affair” Establishes the Susan a...

Department of Art Education

Department of Art Education Create Fall 201...

Department of Art History

Opening November 16: Art History Museum Obj...

School of Dance

MFA Dance Showings: Waves of Change...

Department of Interior Architecture & Design

Interior Architecture and Design Alumni Hon...

School of Theatre

Catching Up with Theatre Scholarship Recipi...

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts Presents “Time &a...

Facility for Arts Research

Research Night at the Facilities for Arts R...


MANCC Welcomes Returning Choreographic Fell...

FSU / Asolo Conservatory

FSU/Asolo Conservatory Opens the 2017-2018 ...


Last year, Susan and Mark Messersmith announced their interest in establishing an art scholarship for undergraduate students excelling in painting and sculpture at Florida State University. Make a Gift to the Susan & Mark Messersmith Art Scholarship today!

Art Education

FSU Department of Art Education students, staff, faculty, alumni, and people from the Tallahassee community took part in and contributed to the FSU Department of Art Education’s Fall 2017 Community Mural Project located at the AMWAT Moving Warehouse Storage building.

Art History

The undergraduates of the Art History Museum Object class invite you to the opening of their exhibition The Thrill of the Hunt: Dynamics of Authenticity in African Tourist Arts, on Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 pm in the WJB Gallery.


FSU School of Dance and choreographers Mary Roberts and LaQuan Anderson invite audiences to experience “Waves of Change”, an MFA showing, on November 10th and 11th at 7:30pm Nancy Smith Fichter Theatre in Montgomery Hall.

Interior Architecture & Design

The Department of Interior Architecture & Design congratulates two alumni for receiving the highest professional recognition bestowed on members of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Sybil Jane Barrido and Grant Gribble were inducted into the ASID College of Fellows.


School of Theatre alumni Joshua Lee Mikel is a filmmaker, musician, and playwright from Conyers, Georgia. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida State University in 2007 as a Theater and Creative Writing major, with a minor in Religion.

Museum of Fine Arts

“Bell & Belman” is a joyous pairing of the paintings of Trevor Bell and the choreography of Rodger Belman hosted at the Museum of Fine Arts. Contact between the two artists was set into motion as a visual conversation between Bell’s vibrant works and Rodger’s vivid choreography.

Facility for Arts Research

In October the Facility for Arts Research hosted their first Research Night and also hosted visiting artist Lee Running. The next Research Night: Cornucopia on November 20th from 7-9pm will feature a materials exchange and a festive potluck.


The Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) is pleased to host choreographer/performer David Neumann in his second of three residencies to develop his current work, Distances Smaller Than This Are Not Confirmed (working title).

FSU / Asolo Conservatory

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training proudly kicks off its 2017-18 season with Sophocles’ OEDIPUS, one of the most widely known plays in the modern world, directed by Director Greg Leaming. It will feature the entire second-year Conservatory class!

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