Tallahassee

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Website: www.mofa.fsu.edu

Museum Of Fine Arts Florida State University

The purpose of the Museum is twofold: to enrich the university and the community by exhibiting works of art which expand the understanding of art today and of the past and to serve as a teaching instrument for art instruction, particularly by holding exhibitions of informational value to students and the general public and by providing student artists with an arena to exhibit their work.


Permanent Collection

The FSU Museum of Fine Arts permanent collection and holdings consists of close to 4,000 objects and includes works in almost every medium, ranging from pre-Columbian pottery to contemporary art. The Museum has a significant number of works of art on paper including prints of artists as well known as Rembrandt and Pablo Picasso. The outline below describes collections and holdings of Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts.



Ball Collection
These works were donated to the Museum by James Ball who fulfilled the wish and bequest of a friend, a soldier in World War II who had found these modest drawings and genre paintings in a destroyed artist's studio.
Carter Collection
In holding at the Museum for FSU's Anthropology Department, this collection was donated by John and Mary Carter in 1944. The items in this collection include a variety of ceramic vessels and textiles which are from various coastal cultures (Moche, Chimú, and the Lambayeque) and represent different time periods (Chancay, Paracas and Nazca cultures).

Chezem African Collection
Predominantly wood-carved objects but also small iron Ashanti figurines, donated by Mr. Jim Chezem in 1991.

Cranbrook Print Collection
Donated from the Printmaking Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, this collection consists of two print portfolios one entitled Re-enactment: The French Have a Word for It, and the other, Underbelly. Each suite contains 18 prints 22" x 15" executed in various printmaking techniques - lithography, intaglio, screen print, letterpress and relief. The prints were produced by the department's graduate students and the department head.

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Exhibitions

April 6 - April 27, 2007
Spring Graduating Artists [MFA and BFA] (Upper Gallery, Lower Gallery and Walmsley Gallery)— Wayne Vonada, Co-ordinator. The most ambitious student exhibition of the season offers the thesis exhibitions of MFA candidates and the final projects of BFA graduates in this late Spring event. Studio art students will be completing their academic training and their exhibition is a great celebration with surprises and enthusiasm to spare. Reception April 6, 7-9pm.

May 7 - June 1, 2007
Preface to 'The Story' (Walmsley Gallery)— Curators: Viki Thompson Wylder and teachers of Buck Lake Elementary School. The museum will be closed May 14th through May 18th.

May 21 - June 1, 2007
Recent Acquisitions & Old Favorites from the Permanent Collection (Upper Gallery)
May 21 - July 6, 2007
The Broome Street Regulars(Lower Gallery)— Reception June 8, 7-9pm.

June 8 - July 6, 2007
Artists' League Summer Annual (Upper Gallery)— Annual Summer Salon.


July 13 - August 3, 2007
Summer Graduating Artists (Upper Gallery)— Wayne Vonada, Co-ordinator. Once again as the semester draws to a close, the Museum provides the forum for young artists taking their first opportunities to display the achievements of their academic course of study in studio art: graduating artists exhibit a range of media and styles for their joyous exit show.

Permanent collection




Cost

Free


Opening hours

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (September-April)
Closed on Holidays and weekends May-August, unless otherwise noted
Parking
Meters and pay lot parking on West Call Street


Getting there

FROM TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL AIRPORT:

Leaving the airport, turn left onto Capital Circle. Drive 3.4 miles to Highway 20/Highway 366 (Blountstown Hwy.) and turn right. After turning right, stay in the right lane, going straight on Highway 366 (Pensacola Street.) DO NOT TURN LEFT onto Highway 20. Go straight (east) on Pensacola Street for 2.7 miles and turn right onto Stadium Drive. At the next traffic light, turn left on Hendry Street, then right onto Champions Way at the stop sign. (You are now in the stadium parking area.) Turn right at the second parking lot entrance on your right, then left into Visitor Parking. (To avoid a parking ticket, please be sure to drive through the gates next to the grey parking booth; other entrances lead to student and faculty lots.) To locate the Visitor Center, look for "Unconquered," the large bronze horse and rider on Champions Way. Use the large glass entrance across the street from it. The Visitor Center is the first office on the left, on the first floor.
Print map & directions
TRAVELING EAST ON INTERSTATE 10:

Take Exit 192, which will put you on US Highway 90. Drive about 7.3 miles east on Highway 90 and turn right onto Ocala Road. Drive about 0.5 miles south on Ocala Road to Pensacola Street, and turn left. Drive about 0.7 miles east on Pensacola Street to Stadium Drive and turn right onto Stadium Drive. At the next traffic light, turn left onto Hendry Street, then right onto Champions Way at the stop sign. (You are now in the stadium parking area.) Turn right at the second parking lot entrance on your right, then left into Visitor Parking. (To avoid a parking ticket, please be sure to drive through the gates next to the grey...+ [ Read all ]




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Education

Tours are offered to community groups, university groups, and elementary and secondary school groups. The Museum tailors tours to the group rather than offering canned talks. Talks to elementary and secondary school groups emphasize interaction with students, either through discussion, written activities, or various other types of activities, including art activities.


Groups

Varieties of groups, through request, schedule tours of exhibitions. Tour times are arranged for the convenience of the group. The Curator of Education coordinates speakers/facilitators for these groups or takes personal responsibility for speaking to or facilitating groups. Generally talks to groups are meant to impart information about exhibition artwork and understanding of concepts intrinsic to the artwork.