The FSU art history program, which is one of the oldest and highest ranked in the Southeast and the first in Florida to offer a doctoral degree, boasts one of the largest faculty of art and architectural historians south of Virginia and east of Texas. Eighteen faculty members teach in the fields of Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque, Modern, and and Pre-Columbian art and architectural history, with an additional array of courses offered in museum studies. The size of our department allows us to offer the best of both worlds: small classes and a wide variety of course offerings. We typically teach twelve graduate seminars each year in addition to a broad range of lecture courses with graduate tutorial sections.
Studying art history at Florida State extends far beyond the classroom. Through an expansive international studies program, students gain firsthand experience of art in London, Florence, and Paris, among other world cities. They can also pursue a certificate in Museum Studies, taking advantage of the rich collections and facilities available at FSU's Ringling Museum in Sarasota and the campus-based Museum of Fine Arts in Tallahassee, where student internships are available and exhibitions generated by faculty and students are displayed. In addition to a distinguished lecture series that brings renowned scholars to share their work with us, each year we host a symposium with the participation of art history graduate students from around the country. The proceedings are published in Athanor, a nationally distributed annual published since 1981 and indexed in Bibliography of the History of Art.