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Summer 2019


The College of Fine Arts is extremely excited to welcome two-time Florida State University alumnus, James Frazier, who officially started his new role as Dean on June 17, 2019. Frazier’s Florida State roots run deep. While studying at FSU for his bachelor’s degree in marketing (1991) and Master of Fine Arts in Dance (1994), Frazier learned the ins and outs of arts administration as a work-study student and graduate assistant in the Department of Dance.


Department of Art

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Department of Art History

Art History Doctoral Student Sarah Mathiese...

School of Dance

FSU Dance Hosts 21st annual CORPS de Ballet...

Department of Interior Architecture & Design

Interior Architecture and Design Students S...

School of Theatre

School of Theatre Congratulates Cristian Me...

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts Installs Community Quil...

Facility for Arts Research

Fashioning a SCAP Collaboration + Kevin Cur...


Seven 2018-2019 MANCC Season Artists Premie...

FSU / Asolo Conservatory

FSU / Asolo Conservatory’s Dog Days T...


Judy Rushin, Associate Professor of Art and MFA Program Director for the Department of Art, will have her solo exhibition, “Judy Rushin Wears Weelsee Wen”, on display at the Unrequited Leisure art space in Nashville, Tennessee. The exhibition features new textile works by Rushin.

Art Education

This summer, the Department of Art Education is displaying an exciting new art exhibition. “Arts Based Revolutions” is a show that brings, “awakening, learning, and discovery” through arts-based research to those who come to view it.

Art History

This spring, Department of Art History’s second-year doctoral student Sarah Mathiesen participated in the “Sacral Space: Theology – Art – History” conference hosted by the Catholic Theological Faculty at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.


FSU School of Dance is pleased to announce it will be hosting the 21st annual CORPS de Ballet International Conference – “Identifying Inclusivity, Equality, Equity and Privilege in Ballet’s Training and Culture” – July 9-12 in Tallahassee, FL.

Interior Architecture & Design

Third-year students from the Department of Interior Architecture and Design took advantage of the opportunity to study abroad in London during the Summer of 2019. Professor Jim Dawkins led students through 18th century history to the present.


Florida State University recently awarded a Fulbright Student Award to Cristian Mercado, 22, of Jacksonville, Florida, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Religious Studies from FSU in May. Mercado will be teaching English in Yunlin County, Taiwan

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts will be one of many sites hosting a painted quilt square mural on the Big Bend Quilt Trail. Organized by the Gadsden Art Center, the Quilt Trail will be an opportunity for members of the community to visit cultural centers and explore a range of quilt-derived imagery.

Facility for Arts Research

Small Craft Advisory Press recently welcomed Lee Emma Running, Professor and Chair of the Studio Art Department at Grinnell College for edition work on Fashioning. Kevin Curry’s exhibit, “Tripping Over the Same Stone”, opens Thursday, June 6 -July 26.


This season, the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) hosted eleven artists and their collaborators in residence, seven of whom premiered their works shortly after their time at MANCC. MANCC looks forward to continuing to raise the value of the creative process.

FSU / Asolo Conservatory

Three years ago, the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training in Sarasota initiated a two-show summer season, Dog Days Theatre. Current students in the program are able to work alongside Conservatory alumni and professional actors from around the country.

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