Publications: art history journal, “Athanor”; brochures; curatorial publication, “Thematic”; exhibition catalogues.
The Museum of Fine Arts, a division of the School of Visual Arts and Dance at Florida State University, is the largest art museum within two hours driving time of Tallahassee. At the time of its formation in 1950, it occupied one small room, operated without specific funding, and was administered by faculty on a volunteer basis. Spurred on particularly by the move in 1970 into a new facility of over 16,000 square feet and by the establishment of the School of Visual Arts in 1973, the growth of the Museum has been significant and steady. The Museum presents a balanced schedule of changing exhibitions based on available resources, categories of media, art historical periods and contemporary issues. The scope ranges from national impact exhibitions, often scholarly presentations of works never previously exhibited, to the work of regional artists or students. Ix)wer level exhibitions run concurrently with upper gallery changing exhibitions.
Florida State University – Museum of Fine Arts Photo Gallery
LeMoyne Art Foundation
Facilities: Architecture (Meginnis-Munroe House, 1854); Classrooms; Exhibition Area; Sales Gallery; Sculpture Garden; Shop.
Activities: Concerts Education Programs (adults and children); Gallery Talks; Guided Tours;
Lectures; Permanent Exhibits; Temporary/Traveling Exhibitions (8-12/year). Publications: newsletter.
Named for Jacques LeMoyne, a French artist who traveled through North Florida in 1554, the LeMoyne Art Foundation promotes the visual arts through exhibits, educational programs, and special events. It presents eight to twelve exhibitions each year and has a permanent collection representing examples of all forms of the visual arts by well-known and developing artists.