About Art in the Library
The Art in the Library Program at FSU Libraries is interested in and invested in bringing the visual and performing arts into the library environment. This enriches the library experience for our visitors and stimulates creative thought and practice among our students, researchers, makers, creators, and performers at Florida State University.
We bring the arts into FSU Libraries in a variety of ways, including:
- Student art exhibitions
- Performing arts pop up events
- Hands on art makerspace events
Look for this program throughout the year at both Strozier Library and Dirac Science Library, and keep reading below to learn more about our work or how to get involved.
The application deadline for Fall 2023 has passed.
The application deadline has passed for Fall 2023 Art in the Library exhibition. Please review our exhibition guidelines to learn more or you may view the FSU Libraries Art in the Library Exhibitor and Loan Agreement if you would like to apply in the future.
The Sum of Many Spaces: Landscape Photography and the Sense of Self
Danielle Wirsansky and Gizem Solmaz
Dirac Science Library
On view Spring 2023
Performing Arts Pop Ups
Art in the Library Pop Ups enable performing arts in library spaces in order to enrich the library as an aesthetic and academic environment with a goal to increase the visibility of the fine arts. We feature remarkable student artists, musicians, and performers within FSU Libraries. Contact Crystal Mathews (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on partnering with us on performing arts pop ups.
Mission Statement and Values
On behalf of the FSU Libraries, the Art in the Library Committee organizes and enables visual and performing arts programming in its spaces in order to enrich the library as an aesthetic and academic environment. The Committee serves to increase the visibility of the fine arts as part of the organization’s strategic goals to establish the library as the center of intellectual community at Florida State University. Our values strongly inform the arts programming we offer
at FSU Libraries.
• We are focused on the engagement for all FSU students of any major or level of study
• We are a student-centered outreach initiative
• We believe in diversity, equity, and inclusion in representation
• We are an approachable, accessible, and free program for the library public
• We are committed to fostering critical thinking and open discussion in the library setting
- Leah Sherman, Visual & Performing Arts Librarian, Chair
- Jessica Barmon, Web Services Librarian, Member
- Dianna Bradley, Digital Library Center Metadata Associate, Member
- Crystal Mathews, Student Engagement Librarian, Member