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We embrace the potential of our people, place, and purpose as we engage the vibrant urban art community of South Florida and its global connections to cultivate a resilient creative economy and shape our future.


We believe in the transformative power of art. The Art + Art History Department at Florida International University is devoted to the study, creation, and interpretation of art as an ever-evolving discipline. We engage students in social, historical, and interdisciplinary approaches to develop sound methodologies for making and understanding visual culture. We esteem the free and divergent exchange of ideas to fostering discovery of new perspectives and emphasize that we practice within a global citizenry. We nurture each individual’s distinctive and idiosyncratic approach to inquiry, promoting experimentation and play to foster ingenuity and innovation, and empowering emerging professionals to contribute to the present and future of arts discourse.