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Visual Arts at FSU

About Visual Arts

The Visual Arts area offers baccalaureate programs in the visual arts and art education! Students can choose concentrations to develop their expertise in ceramics, digital arts, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Participants who want to share their skills with K-12 students may enter our teacher preparation program. We use innovative, hands-on methods to stimulate creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking in our students!


Our faculty members are highly qualified, each possessing the terminal degree (Master of Fine Arts or Doctor of Philosophy) in their area of expertise. Students and faculty participate in local, national, and international art shows, including many sponsored in the Rosenthal Art Gallery on campus.

Graduates of our programs have pursued graduate work at venerated institutions (including Parsons The New School for Design), garnered national awards for artwork, and earned honors as Teacher of the Year.


The Rosenthal Art Gallery is committed to providing FSU students, faculty, staff and the Fayetteville community with excellence in the arts, and an awareness that pivotal and life-changing experiences can occur for individuals through the introduction to and participation in the arts. Its goal is to encourage and excite a wider population to appreciate, learn, and participate in the arts by presenting the highest quality exhibition program of original works possible.



Rosenthal Gallery

Hours:  M-F  9:00am-4:00pm

Contact: Dwight Smith
Phone: 910-672-1795


2013-2014 Rosenthal Gallery Exhibitions

African American Print Masters from the Bob Blackburn Studio

October 7 - November 9

The Senior Shows

November 18-December 14

Art for Liberation and Life: the Work of Elizabeth Catlett

January 18-February 28 

Contemporary Art of the Muslim World

March 8 - April 8

The Senior Shows

April 10-May 10


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