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May 2017


On April 12, 2017, the College of Fine Arts held its annual College Awards Ceremony & Reception in the Richard G. Fallon Theatre. Over 250 students, faculty, friends, family, and supporters gathered to recognize and celebrate the achievements of students across the college.


Department of Art

Art Professor Mark Messersmith in Permanent...

Department of Art Education

2017 Department of Art Education AAM Annual...

Department of Art History

Art History Professor Lauren Weingarden Rec...

Department of Interior Architecture & Design

Outstanding Students Recognized for 2017...

School of Dance

School of Dance Recognizes Retiring Profess...

School of Theatre

The School of Theatre Showcases Music Theat...

Facility for Arts Research

Assistant Professor in Art Rob Duarte is Ar...

FSU / Asolo Conservatory

FSU / Asolo Conservatory’s 2017 ̵...


MANCC Reflects on a Year of Connecting Stud...

Museum of Fine Arts

Reflections on the Experience from MoFA Int...

The Ringling

The Ringling Offers A New Model for Reachin...


FSU Art Professor Mark Messersmith’s work is now hanging at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Mark Messersmith’s work has recently been acquired by the Grace Museum, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, and the Art Museum of West Virginia University.

Art Education

The Department of Art Education’s programs cordially invite FSU alumni, friends, and colleagues attending the AAM Annual Meeting & Museum Expo to the FSU Alumni and Friends Reception aiming to “champion museums and nurture excellence in partnership with our members and allies.”

Art History

The Department of Art History congratulates Professor Lauren Weingarden on receiving the Florida State University Undergraduate Research Mentor Award for 2017 for her role in mentoring Art History UROP student Chase Van Tilburg.

Interior Architecture & Design

Each year the Department of Interior Architecture + Design honors outstanding students in a number of areas. On April 26, students were recognized for excellent design, leadership, and service. We congratulate these students and thank the faculty who mentor them.


During this year’s Days of Dance performances, the School of Dance recognized the many artistic talents of its faculty and students, but also celebrated the career of retiring Professor Rick McCullough. McCullough served as the Artistic Director for this year’s concert.


The FSU School of Theatre will be showcasing our graduating Music Theatre and Acting students this May in New York City! This year’s showcases will feature seven Music Theatre students and six Acting students. The Music Theatre Showcase will take place on Monday, May 8th.

Facility for Arts Research

This summer, Rob Duarte will complete his work as Artist in Residence at the Media Archaeology Lab with support of a COFRS summer salary grant. Duarte’s work casts a critical eye toward technology and challenges viewers to consider the political ideology embedded within.

FSU / Asolo Conservatory

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory kicks off its season in November with Sophocles’ “OEDIPUS”, the story of one viciously egotistical ruler who discovers how dangerously seductive political power can be and how impossible it is to escape the lure of destiny.


As of 2017, the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) will have provided creative development residencies for over 120 professional artists and their collaborators from around the United States.

Museum of Fine Arts

Museums everywhere are grateful for volunteer staff. Volunteers and interns at the Museum of Fine Arts are generally younger than their counterparts at other museums: our personable cadre of volunteer staff are all under 30—probably all under 25—and at least some of it has to do with parking.

The Ringling

For several years, The Ringling has offered many ways for people to engage with the museum. With support from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Ringling has launched “Artful Families”, a pilot program that explores new ways of engaging adult caregivers.

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