Department of Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre
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Gallery Program & Exhibitions

The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery has a long and distinguished history of service to the areas of visual arts and art education as well as the entire FAMU community and the citizens of the State of Florida. The primary mission of the gallery program is to provide top quality exhibitions and gallery opening events to the student body so that they may experience the richness of visual art as an expression of material culture, history and creative genius of primarily, but notexclusively, artists from the African Diaspora. In addition, the Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery is host to a variety of exhibitions that range from faculty exhibitions to international showcases. Recent exhibitions at FAMU include:

  • “Sicula Sixhentsa Xa Sisonke: The South African Aesthetic”, Prof. Harris Wiltsher, Curator
  • “What Lies Be’Neath – Visual Manifestations of a Troublesome Word”, 2001 FAMU graduate -- Ms. Heather-Marie Davis, Curator
  • “Teacher / Artist / Mentor Exhibition”, sponsored by SGA and Department of Visual Arts, Humanities & Theatre; Dr. Ron Yrabedra, Curator
  • “Walk the Talk”, an installation series by Prof. Kabuya P. Bowens, Florida State University
  • “A Day in the Life of Africa”, made possible by a grant from Pfizer, Inc.
  • “The Highwaymen”, Mr. Lee Drake, Curator
  • “ America’s Backyard: Our History Assembled”, a series of work by Prof. Omar Thompson
  • “Beaded Prayers Project”, founded and organized by Prof. Sonya Clark, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • “Camille Billops: A Retrospective”, organized by Prof. Gilbert Coker
  • “Robert Middlebrook: New Photographs”
  • “Diversity: FAMU/ Benedict College Art Exchange”
  • “A Decade of Democracy: Witnessing South Africa”, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation with additional support by a grant from the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

Updated 1-27-2007
Dr. Michael C. LaBossiere


Contact Info

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208 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

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