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Le Sang Noir

February 15-March 31

In 2010, Louisiana-based artist and biologist Brandon Ballengée saw firsthand the largest environmental disaster in United States history—the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Le Sang Noir (“Black Blood”) is a visual response to this tragedy. Locked in jars, suspended in alcohol, posed in petri dishes, Ballengée’s forms tell stories of species altered and obliterated. His prints, sculptures, and field projects are a narrative of human impact in the Anthropocene. By implicating us in their creation, the projects also inspire us to learn more about life in these complex, often fragile ecosystems. Le Sang Noir will be on display from February 15 through March 31.


January 7 – March 31

Do you ever wonder what is hidden behind the museum’s store room doors? MoFA’s permanent collection spaces will be under renovation during the spring semester, and guest curators from departments throughout the College of Fine Arts will be given the opportunity to arrange, rearrange, and change your viewpoint on some of the “biggest” works in our collection.  Six iterations of “Stored” will fill the Lower Gallery from January 7 through March 31.

68:18  Student Protest in Print

February 15-March 31

In the spring of May 1968, an occupation begun by a group of French students grew to one of the largest demonstrations in modern history. Striking workers and protesters brought Paris to a halt, and the posters and graffiti that amplified their message have become part of our visual vernacular. With original artwork that was posted on the streets of Paris fifty years ago and contemporary prints influenced by current student led gun violence protests, this exhibition explores the role of graphic art in political organizing.  

Visualizing the Invisible “Jungle” of Calais

February 15-March 31

Since 1999, individuals fleeing conflicts or escaping poverty in the Balkans, the Horn of Africa, Sudan, and the Middle East have come to Calais in hopes of crossing the English Channel on the boats, trains, trucks, and buses that move between France and the U.K.  Temporary camps – often referred to as “jungles” – have proliferated, and their periodic demolition has come to be seen as emblematic of the “European migration crisis.” Eric Leleu’s photographs document this changing landscape of watchtowers, barbed-wire fences, flooded zones, walls, and surveillance cameras and explore these failed attempts to control migration and the resilient presence of migrants in and around Calais.




Aubrey Beardsley (October 13 - November 12)

September 27, 2017
Opening Reception: Aubrey Beardsley October 13, 6-8pm   Beardsley works from the collection of Dr. Patrick M. Rowe. Aubrey Beardsley died at 25 years of age of ill health ...

Bell and Belman (October 13 - November 19)

September 27, 2017
Opening Reception: Bell & Belman October 13, 6-8pm October 13-November 19, 2017; Reception October 13, 6-8pm Trevor Bell's multi-panel 125 foot painting Southern Light wi ...

Visions of the Nazca (August 28 - October 1)

August 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Visions of the Nazca September 1, 6-8pm August 28-October 1, 2017; Reception September 1, 6-8pm Curated by Gabriela Germaná-Roquez & researched by stu ...

New Acquisitions and Old Favorites (August 28 - October 1)

August 28, 2017
MoFA will present its most recently acquired objects as well as favorites from the Permanent Collection. August 28-October 1, 2017; Reception September 1, 6-8pm &nb ...

The 32nd Tallahassee International 2017

August 28, 2017
The Tallahassee International is an annual juried competition sponsored by the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts and juried by faculty from the College of Fine Arts. The ...