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April 2017


The College of Fine Arts and The Ringling are exceptionally proud and excited to be recently featured in New York Times. The Ringling was recognized among a handful of university-run museums nationally that are providing the public with student-curated events and exhibitions.


Department of Art

Holly Hanessian Elected NCECA President...

Department of Art Education

Spring 2017 Community Mural Project...

Department of Art History

Art History Students Present Research at Un...

Department of Interior Architecture & Design

IA+D Advisory Board Meets at FSU...

School of Dance

School of Dance Partners with CAI and Power...

School of Theatre

The School of Theatre Partners with Alums t...

Facility for Arts Research

FAR’s Newest Unit, The Comma Project ...

FSU / Asolo Conservatory

FSU/Asolo Conservatory presents “A Mi...


MANCC Welcomes Visiting Artist Bill Shannon...

Museum of Fine Arts

MoFA & the Energy of Its Visitors...

The Ringling

Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration to Ope...


FSU Art Professor Holly Hanessian will begin a new tenure as President-elect of the National Council on Education and the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), a non-profit organization founded in 1966, where she will serve as the council’s President for four years.

Art Education

The FSU Department of Art Education recently concluded its Spring 2017 Community Mural Project which was hosted in collaboration with Tallahassee’s Opening Nights Performing Arts and Garages on Gaines and created a lasting impact on the city of Tallahassee.

Art History

The Department of Art History recently held its 17th Annual FSU Undergraduate Research Symposium on March 28, 2017 in the Oglesby Union Ballroom, and Art History was well represented by three of our outstanding students.

Interior Architecture & Design

The advisory board for the Department of Interior Architecture + Design met in Tallahassee on March 23 and 24, 2017. The board supports the department both financially and by opening doors and providing opportunities for faculty and students.


The School of Dance partnered with student groups Community Arts Initiative (CAI) and Power Of WE to create an audience-driven interactive dance experience for the FSU community entitled, “Dance with Power of We: Embody Inquiry”, on Friday, March 24, 2017.


The School of Theatre partnered with the Merrimack Theatre and alum Sean Daniels in the exciting process of working on a new comedy called “THE VILLAINS’ SUPPER CLUB”. The play begins with a gang of villains that get together on New Year’s Eve to impress their boss.

Facility for Arts Research

FAR’s newest unit, The Comma Project, has just released its debut edition: ‘Ghost Objects’, which features hand-made and digitally produced work by Kevin Curry, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Carolyn Henne, and writing by Judy and Rob Rushin.

FSU / Asolo Conservatory

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training caps its 2016-17 season with William Shakespeare’s whimsical classic A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, performed outdoors on the stunning grounds of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens previewing on Tuesday, April 11 at 8pm.


MANCC welcomes Bill Shannon as a Visiting Artist for his first residency to develop “Touch Update” on April 3- 14, 2017. The project dissects and dismantles the multiple online identities we create in order to offer the world a curated window into our lives.

Museum of Fine Arts

While three different exhibitions in February and March shared the various galleries of the Museum of Fine Arts, in the week right after Spring Break, the curators of “Honest Visions: Artists & Autism” hosted an evening of performance by artists.

The Ringling

On June 24, 2017, “Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration” will open simultaneously at The Ringling, The Museum of Fine Arts – St. Petersburg, and the Tampa Museum of Art. The exhibition features 57 artists from Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, and Sarasota County.

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