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Museum Object Class Preparing Online Exhibition The Art of Persistence, Opening March 27

Published February 29, 2024

The spring 2024 undergraduate Museum Object class, under the direction of Art History doctoral candidate Tess McCoy, is preparing the online exhibition The Art of Persistence: Exploring Symbols, Materials, and Function in Southwestern Indigenous Art, to open on March 27th.

This student-run exhibition invites the viewer to engage with historic and modern Indigenous ceramics and textiles from present-day Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. Exploring continuities and changes of material culture within Native communities is essential to understanding their legacies. By contextualizing Native artworks using culturally specific symbols, materials, and functions, this exhibition highlights innovative and unique Indigenous aesthetics over time.

The Art of Persistence will be available online here to promote accessibility for a wide audience. Viewers can also visit the FSU Museum of Fine Arts beginning on March 27th to view a display case of several objects featured in the exhibition.

The Museum Object course is an essential component of the Museum Studies minor for undergraduates at Florida State University. The course familiarizes students with museum theory, working on an exhibition from curation to creation, and the implications of acquiring, researching, and displaying objects.


The spring 2024 Museum Object students:

Madison Appleton
Robyn Bell
Alli Boroff
Mackenzie Broome
Camryn Castellano
Alyssa Duarte
Vivienne Dumas
Gabriela Jiménez
Audrey Lendvay
Murphy Movsovitz
Nadia Nolan
Nicole Rezanka
Corinne Roethke
Vi Rogers-Rivera
Mary Sprinkle
Liberty West


The students would like to extend their gratitude to the Department of Art History, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, and Dr. Kristin Dowell.