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March 15, 2024
FSU alumna opens exhibit as Tibbals Curator of The Ring …

A former graduate student of Florida State University’s Department of Art History is now the Tibbals Curator of Circus at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art’s Circus Museum and is leading the creation of a new permanent gallery space that highlights the contemporary era of circus. 


February 29, 2024
Museum Object Class Preparing Online Exhibition The Art …

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.


February 28, 2024
40 years of symposia: FSU art history celebrates origin …

Florida State University’s Department of Art History will celebrate 40 years of symposia featuring graduate students’ original research within all areas of study, from art and architectural history to visual and material culture.


February 4, 2024
Alumna Lesley Wolff Publishes New Edited Volume on Food …

Alumna Lesley Wolff has published the new volume Nourish and Resist: Food and Feminisms in Contemporary Global Caribbean Art along with  co-editor Dr. Hannah Ryan (St. Olaf College). In this interdisciplinary and comparative volume, published by Yale University Press, scholars and artists engage with foodways through decolonial and intersectional feminist lenses. Contributors include fellow FSU Art History alumna Jennifer Baez, who wrote a chapter examining the creative practice of artist Joiri Minaya and its intersections with botanical knowledge.


February 1, 2024
Alumna Emily Thames Publishes Essay in Journal Issue Co …

Alumna Emily Thames (PhD ’22) has published a new article, ““Made by the Son of a Black”: José Campeche as Artist and Free Person of Color in Late Eighteenth-Century Puerto Rico.” The essay, which examines the role of race in the Puerto Rican artist’s life and career, is featured in a special issue of the journal Arts, “Black Artists in the Atlantic World,” which she is co-editing with her dissertation advisor, Dr. Paul Niell.


January 31, 2024
MCHS Forum February 22: Heritage, Tourism, and Race  …

The annual Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies Forum this year features guest speaker Dr. Antoinette T. Jackson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa and Director of the USF Heritage Research Lab. Join us on February 22nd at 3pm for a lecture and discussion with Dr. Jackson.


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