A Florida State University art history professor and a group of graduate students are working to uncover and preserve the architectural traditions of Indigenous and African diasporic communities in the Americas through a series of conferences and workshops.
Graduating Art History seniors Mia Jackson and Ava Romano have been named the inaugural recipients of the Rose Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement in Art History. Named in honor of the first chair of the Department, Dr. Patricia Rose, the Rose Award recognizes exceptional undergraduate students in Art History who have demonstrated consistent excellence in course study, research, and leadership in the major.
Congratulations and many thanks to all who participated in our 39th Annual Graduate Symposium on March 3 & 4, 2023. Students from twelve universities presented and discussed their research with FSU students, faculty, and community members. Visit our updated Symposium page for a recap of the talks, news of the Günther Stamm prize winner, and a gallery of photos of the proceedings and social events.
The Department of Art History has received a generous endowment from the estate of alumnus Dr. Christopher Johns (BA ’77) to support international study opportunities for Art History undergraduate and graduate students. Christopher (Mike) Johns was among the first generation of students to participate in the FSU Florence Program. The experience ignited his lifelong passion for art history, as well as his devotion to Florida State University.
Art history is a globally engaged discourse that aims to tell the stories of world arts, architectures,
and visual cultures from many perspectives. We celebrate the rich inheritance of our human differences
and seek to foster a scholarly
environment that emphasizes inclusivity, intellectual curiosity, and compassion.
Our students investigate humanity’s relationship to the world: how we perceive, participate in, and represent our physical, social, religious, philosophical, political, and artistic environments.