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Upcoming Events and Lectures

MoFA is excited to announce that some of our public programs will be hosted in the digital space and in person this spring! These events are free and open to the public. For virtual events, please register up until the time of the event to receive the link to attend.


Upcoming Events


Artist Talk: Lesia Khomenko

Thursday, October 12th, 2023 6:00 PM EST

On Thursday, October 12th at 6:00 PM EST, join us for a virtual artist talk with Lesia Khomenko, featured in MoFA’s current exhibition, “Women at War.” 

Lesia Khomenko is a multidisciplinary artist who reconsiders the role of painting as she deconstructs narrative images and transforms paintings into objects, installations, performances, or videos. Her interest lies in revealing tools of visual manipulation in the context of history-making and myth-making. She graduated from the National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture in Kyiv in 2004. Khomenko is an initiator and program director of the “Contemporary Art” course at the Kyiv Academy of Media Arts. She lives and works in Kyiv, but since March 2022, she has temporarily been in the U.S. Learn more about Khomenko at

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent to the email you registered with the week of the event. “Women at War” is on view until October 28th.


Thursday, October 26, 2023 ● 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Join us for the next installment of MoFA’s Uncorked series! Focusing on our new exhibition Intertwined: Labor and Technology in Contemporary Textile Art, curators will give a behind-the-scenes tour, and Dr. Tenley Bick, assistant professor of global contemporary art in the Department of Art History, will discuss Jeffrey Gibson and the history of the Venice Biennale. Gibson, whose work “PROTECTS THE LAND” is currently on view at MoFA, will represent the United States in the influential art exhibition in Italy next year.This is a ticketed event and space is limited, so we encourage you to make reservations in advance. All proceeds will support the College of Fine Arts. Your $25 ticket includes an expert-led tour, nibbles and a glass of wine courtesy of Poco Vino.

Jeffrey Gibson, PROTECTS THE LAND, 2019.
Courtesy of The Bunker Art Space, Collection of Ruth Rudin DeWoody.


Past Events



Kate Nartker, Not too far apart and Square the block, 2023.

‘Intertwined’ Opening Reception

Thursday, September 14, 2023 ● 6:00 to 8:00 pm EST

The history of textile and fiber arts is defined by transmission – the exchange of knowledge, custom, and practice from person to person, culture to culture, and generation to generation. Today, technology has fundamentally shaped the nature of these exchanges, impacting the creation, presentation, and interpretation of artistic traditions in unprecedented ways. Intertwined: Labor and Technology in Contemporary Textile Art calls attention to the dynamism of textile-related practice across various interdisciplinary lenses and media to explore themes of labor and agency that simultaneously highlight and subvert our expectations.

Curated by Keidra Daniels Navaroli and Annie Booth, Intertwined features the work of Tawny Chatmon, Jeffrey Gibson, Fabiola Jean-Louis, Ahree Lee, Kate Nartker, Yvonne Osei, Aaron Rothman, Carrie Sieh, and Shaheer Zazai, with a critical focus on process and materiality.

We invite you to join us for the opening reception on September 14 from 6:00-8:00pm EST. This event is FREE and open to the public, and parking is available to visitors in the Call Street garage.

Curator’s Talk: Monika Fabijanska of “Women at War”

Thursday, September 28, 2023  6:00 PM EST

On Thursday, September 28th at 6:00 PM EST, join us for a talk featuring Monika Fabijanska, the curator of MoFA’s current exhibition, “Women at War.” 

Monika Fabijanska is an art historian and curator based in New York City. Fabijanska’s critically acclaimed exhibition, “Women at War,” was listed among the ten best art exhibitions of 2022 by both The Washington Post and Frieze Magazine and is currently on its national tour. 

Fabijanska will discuss her curatorial practice, which includes groundbreaking exhibitions like “The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women’s Art in the U.S.,” “Betsy Damon – Passages: Rites and Rituals,” “ecofeminism(s),” and “Women at War.” 

The talk will take place in MoFA’s adjacent classroom, room 249, and is free and open to the public. Fabijanska will host a curator’s tour the following morning, with limited availability (email to reserve a spot). “Women at War” is on view until October 28th.


Opening Reception: Women at War

July 13th, 2023 at 6:00 PM EST

The Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts is honored to present Women at War, curated by Monika Fabijanska and on loan from the Fridman Gallery (NYC), on view from July 13 to October 28, 2023. We invite you to attend the opening reception on July 13 from 6:00-8:00 PM EST. 

Women at War features works by a selection of the leading contemporary women artists working in Ukraine, and provides context for the current war, as represented in art across media. Several works in the exhibition were made immediately following February 24, 2022, when Russia began the full-scale invasion of Ukraine; others date from the eight years of war following the annexation of Crimea and the creation of separatist Donetsk and Luhansk “People’s Republics” in Donbas in 2014.

War is central to history. History has been written (and painted) by men. This exhibition provides a platform for women narrators of history and also examines gendered perspectives of war. Many artists in this exhibition struggle with the notion of victimhood and pose the question in what way women have agency during war. 

The exhibition, curated by Monika Fabijanska, was listed among ten best art exhibitions of 2022 by both The Washington Post and Frieze Magazine




Combined Talents: Southern Futurisms Opening Reception

Thursday, June 1st, at 6:00 PM EST, join us for the opening reception of “Combined Talents: Southern Futurisms.” The future of the South is on our minds. With the ample creative praxis in the South today, we called for the submission of artworks for this juried exhibition by artists who think of their work as a lens through which we can consider the future of our region. Anyone who self-identified as Southern was eligible to apply. After much consideration, and out of over two hundred submitted artworks, guest jurors Dana-Marie Lemmer and TK Smith selected the thirty-six pieces in the exhibition.

Refreshments will be provided. Free parking is available in the Call Street parking garage. This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!


be/longing Opening Reception

Friday, April 14th 6:00 PM EST

The Florida State University Department of Art is pleased to announce be/longing, an exhibition of works by Florida State University’s 2023 MFA graduating class Jenae Christopher, AnnaBrooke Greene, Camille Modesto, nik rye, Chayse Sampy, and Chansong Woo. Hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts, the exhibition will focus on their shared considerations of being in the state of longing regarding the diaspora, community and home.



Make it With MoFA: Passport Stamps

Inspired by the exhibit “Are We Free to Move About the World: The Passport in Contemporary Art,” we invite you to create your own passport stamp. Use rubber blocks and carving tools to learn basic stamp carving techniques and design a stamp you can take home. Through this, you can make a stamp representing you, your connections to place, and the overarching question, “Are We Free to Move About the World.”

You will have two opportunities to join in, Thursday, March 23rd, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM EST and Saturday, April 1st, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM EST in MoFA’s galleries. The workshop is free and open to the public.



Silenced Voices Concert Series

On March 4th at 2:00 PM EST, join us for an in-gallery concert directed by Liliya Ugay as a part of the chamber music series titled Silent Voices. 


Artist Talk: Evan Meaney

March 9th, 7:00 PM EST, Room 249 (adjacent to MoFA’s lobby)

On Thursday, March 9th, at 7:00 EST, please join us for an artist talk with MoFA featured artist Evan Meaney. Evan Meaney is an artist, game designer, and developer who teaches new media practices at the University of South Carolina. Through his work, Meaney discovers “liminalities and glitches of all sorts, equating failing data to ghosts, seances, and archival hauntologies.” 

Amy Szczepanski and Meaney’s work, “Big_Sleep™,” is on view in “Cut Frames, Captured Pixels” until March 18th. Learn more about the artist at

Opening Reception

Are We Free to Move About the World: The Passport in Contemporary Art

Join us Thursday evening, February 2, 2023, from 6:00-8:00 pm for the opening reception of Are We Free to Move About the World: The Passport in Contemporary Art. Curated by Grace Aneiza Alithis exhibition explores how contemporary artists engage with the passport – an archive, document, symbol, object of migration, and instrument of mobility with control – to reflect one’s freedom of movement or lack thereof. The exhibition aims to investigate how artists treat the passport as an object of inquiry, both precious and stripped of its meaning, unpacking it as an urgent response to the global migration crisis.

Are We Free to Move About the World will be on display through May 20, 2023.

Artist Talk and Opening Reception

Artist Talk
January 19th at 5:00 PM EST

Opening reception
January 19th at 6:00 PM EST

Thursday, January 19th, at 5:00 pm EST, join us for an artist talk with MoFA featured artist Luigi Christopher Veggetti Kanku. 

At 6:00 pm following the talk, we invite you to the opening reception of Un sentimento di libertà | A Feeling of Freedom: New Italians in the Work of Luigi Christopher Veggetti Kanku, curated by Dr. Tenley Bick and Cut Frames, Captured Pixels: Found Footage Film & Video curated by Dave Rodriguez. 

Afro-Italian artist Luigi Christopher Veggetti Kanku (b. 1978) is known for his monumental portraits that celebrate Black women. He lives and works in Milan. He has recently exhibited his works at Afro Fashion Week and in a solo show, SOTTOPELLE, at his new exhibition space, THE OFFICE, situated in the center of Milan, and a cycle of exhibitions entitled Tricolore, shown at Akka Projects (Venice) and Reggia di Venaria, outside of Turin, among other locations.



Artist Talk: Doug Baulos

Rescheduled for January 12th at 7:00 PM on Zoom

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On January 12th, at 7 PM EST, join us for a virtual artist talk with Doug Baulos, who was featured in the recent MoFA exhibition Boundless Terrain.

Baulos is currently an Assistant Professor of Drawing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the curricular director at Studio by the Tracks, an art center that provides free art classes. Their drawings, installations, and books have been exhibited/published both nationally and internationally. Their current works are explorations (visual) and meditations (poetry) centering on their ideas of spirituality, love, death, shelter, and hope.

Baulos received their MFA from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. They regularly teach workshops and lecture on their research in book arts, drawing, and visual ecology.