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Upcoming Exhibitions

Memento Vitae

January 19 – March 19, 2021 – Walmsley Gallery

We use flowers to mark both beginnings and endings. We give bouquets at graduations and send them to provide comfort during illness or recovery; we decorate with flowers on our wedding day, and heartfelt arrangements fill the room at funerals and memorials. In art, the cut rose can serve as a memento mori, a reminder of the inevitability of death, while a pink carnation can symbolize eternal love. In the proposition of these dualities, the reality of life is laid bare: there is no celebration without pain. Will we remember 2020 for what was begun or what was ended? While we wait to see, we offer Memento Vitae, a selection of works that hold space for our grief and our joy as we continue on together.

Voices from Outside: Artists Against the Prison Industrial Complex

January 19 – March 19, 2021 – Gallery 1

Prints from a portfolio project in honor of the 10th anniversary of Critical Resistance, organized by the Justseeds Radical Arts Cooperative (2008).

Permanent (Re)collections

January 19 – July 2, 2021 – Curate the Case

A selection of works recently featured in the museum’s student-curated Instagram series “Permanent (Re)collections” (@fsumofa).

What It Takes

January 28 – April 30, 2021Virtual Exhibition

The College of Fine Arts at Florida State University is home to seven units: the Departments of Art, Art History, Art Education, and Interior Architecture and Design, the Schools of Dance and Theatre, and the Museum of Fine Arts. Over one-hundred faculty members across these areas produce vital creative and scholarly research that can range from original works of choreography to a book on the colonial architecture of Puerto Rico.

There is no simple way to characterize the incredible work done in the College of Fine Arts, but we do all share an understanding that creativity fundamentally expresses our humanity. The work of generating and studying our cultural heritage is essential, and it demands rigor, resources, and care. It takes discipline. It takes patience. It takes humility. It takes collaboration. It takes tools and technology. It takes libraries and archives. It takes knowledge of skills and languages. It takes a willingness to rise to the challenges of finding and making and sharing.

This exhibition, which brings together all of the units of the College, was originally intended to take place in the galleries of the Museum of Fine Arts. The global pandemic has brought it online, which has generated an opportunity for us to do what we do best: creative problem solving. In addition to this digital exhibition, throughout the spring of 2021 we will host a range of online activities, convenings, and programs. We hope that you will join us.

MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 12 – April 23, 2021 – Galleries 1, 2, & 3

Spring 2021 MFA graduates from FSU’s Department of Art.

BFA Thesis Exhibition

April 12 – April 23, 2021 – Lower Gallery & Walmsley Gallery

Spring 2021 BFA graduates from FSU’s Department of Art.