MoFA connects Florida State University and the broader community to the arts. In addition to maintaining a permanent collection of over 6000 objects, MoFA presents exhibitions of historical and contemporary art works that contribute meaningfully to the scholarship and conversations that sustain the civic and intellectual life of our campus, city, and region. By introducing diverse audiences to the integral roles that art and culture play in shaping societies, MoFA fosters collaboration, creativity, and critical engagement.
The Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts is a member of Florida Association of Museums, Florida Art Museum Directors’ Association, Florida Cultural Action Alliance, and Southeastern Museums’ Conference, and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
We acknowledge the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts is located on the land that is the ancestral and traditional territory of the Apalachee Nation, the Muscogee Creek Nation, the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. We recognize the impact of historical trauma and dispossession and ongoing systemic inequities. We acknowledge the relationships of care that these Indigenous Nations continue to maintain with this land. Through this Acknowledgment, we celebrate their resilience and strength then and now, and express our ongoing commitment to dismantle silenced histories based on colonialism.
MoFA’s Land Acknowledgement is an initiative helmed by students from Dr. Kristin Dowell’s Decolonizing Museums course. A physical plaque with this statement will be installed in the museum when regular operations resume. We hope that you will join us for an unveiling and dedication at that time. We encourage you to join this student initiative by learning about and amplifying Indigenous voices and sovereignty.