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October 23, 2018
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The fall 2018 undergraduate Museum Object class is designing the exhibition Interwoven: An Exploration of Native American Basketry, to open Thursday, November 8 in the WJB Gallery. The exhibit explores the art, history and culture of Native American basket weaving, featuring works from the Mary Douglas Lewis North American basket collection housed at the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts. Your donation through SparkFSU can help these students realize their vision!
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After the Storm

The Florida State University main campus has returned, thankfully, to normal operations, but there remains much to do for our neighbors in Florida who suffered the full force of Hurricane Michael on October 10. Many of you have asked how you can help those less fortunate, and the University has provided suggestions for donations and relief efforts.

Dr. Lynn Jones and Students Complete Summer Fieldwork in Cappadocia and Istanbul

This summer, Associate Professor Lynn Jones completed field research in the rock-cut Medieval Byzantine churches of Cappadocia for her current book project, The Cult of the Ruler in Middle Byzantine Art, with the assistance of doctoral student Sarah Mathiesen, MA student Haylee Glasel, and Earnestine Qiu, an MA student at Tufts University, and alumnus Dr. Brad Hostetler.

Alumnus Dr. Brad Hostetler to Speak on Byzantine Relics as Weapons, Monday 11/19

Dr. Brad Hostetler, visiting assistant Professor of Art History at Kenyon College, returns to Florida State University on Monday, November 19 to deliver a public lecture, "Relics as Weapons in Byzantine Military Culture." The talk will be held at 6 pm in room G40 WJB.

Four FSU Art Historians Participate in Contemporary Arts Conference in New Orleans

Four FSU art historians participated this month in the 10th annual conference of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present in New Orleans. This conference brings together scholars and artists from institutions all over the globe to share research, debate trends, and generate new projects concerning the “arts of the contemporary.”

African Arts Lecture Series Continues with Dr. Cécile Fromont

Join us on Thursday, November 29 for the second public lecture in our African Arts Lecture Series. Dr. Cécile Fromont of Yale University will present "Paper, Ink, Vodun, and the Inquisition” in G40 WJB at 6 pm.

Spotlight on Alumna Sarah Haselwood: Art Fair Director-Designer-Producer

As Managing Director of SPACE | Design + Production, Sarah Haselwood (BA '06) produces art and design fairs, managing every aspect of these ephemeral events, from inception to public reception.

Final Call for Papers: 36th Annual FSU Art History Graduate Symposium

We invite current graduate students to submit abstracts of papers from any area of the history of art, architecture, and cultural heritage studies that represent an advanced stage of research. Our 36th Annual Art History Graduate Symposium will be held March 8 & 9, 2019. Abstracts are due 10/31/18.

This Month at Gadsden Arts Center & Museum: Art As Social Commentary, Curated by Art History Alumna Angie Barry

The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum is currently hosting two major solo exhibitions of renowned Florida State University Art faculty Mark Messersmith and Carrie Ann Baade. The shows, running September 28th through December 15th, center on art as a catalyst for conversations about social change.

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