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MoFA Presents 3 Exhibitions in Seven Days of Opening Nights

Published January 29, 2013

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

presents, as part of Seven Days of Opening Nights, three new exhibitions

February 8—March 31, 2013


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[tabtext]Head, Shoulders, Genes & Toes[/tabtext]
[tabtext]I Am Me: Artists and Autism[/tabtext]
[tabtext]Peter Paul Rubens: Impressions of a Master[/tabtext]


Head, Shoulders, Genes & Toes


The slightly altered nursery song lyrics of Judy Rushin’s title make an ideal entree into the unexpected dimension of artists using the material world of science to draw fascinating psychological parallels and create installations. Science must be precise and logical. Art moves organically, like the subject of medicine, the human corpus, and visual artists connect disparate ideas: they compound imageries, force comparisons, and equate the temporal news of the day with timeless archetypes and design aesthetics. Some artworks in the exhibition were made by professional scientists, others are by artists who are working with the tropes and imagery of medicine and the human condition.

Visiting Artist Lecture for Head, Shoulders, Genes & Toes: Joe Davis from MIT/Harvard. Fine Arts Building Lecture Hall, Rm. 249, Thurs. February 28th at 7:00 pm. The highly acclaimed documentary film Heaven + Earth+ Joe Davis, directed by Peter Sasowsky, will be screened in conjunction with the exhibition at All Saints Cinema, March 1, 2013 at 7:30 pm.

Head, Shoulders, Genes & Toes runs from the opening on Friday, February 8th through Sunday, March 31st.


I Am Me: Artists and Autism

Peter Paul Rubens, The Miraculous Draught of Fishes, engraver: Pieter Claesz Soutman, 17th century, etching on paper, 9.75 x 13 inches. Courtesy of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

This exhibition adopts the philosophy of Kurtis Frank’s illustrated book, I Am Me, in overcoming the feeling of isolation and addressing difference. Talented artists who meet the challenges of autism are the focus of this exhibition, co-curated by Dr. Susan Baldino and Allison D. Leatzow with support from the FSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. The selected works are varied and unforgettable.

I Am Me runs from Monday, February 4th through Sunday, March 31st.



Peter Paul Rubens: Impressions of a Master


On loan from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, this exhibition showcases the work of one of the most influential artists of all time: the Flemish Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). Upon being granted “copyright” by the Dutch and by the rulers of Spain, England and France, Rubens began a vast printmaking project that resulted in hundreds of plates executed under his direct supervision by talented engravers; thus Rubens’ compositions were enjoyed by an international public and his influence came to be felt around the globe.

Impressions of a Master runs from Monday, February 4th through Sunday, March 31st.



Museum Information

Collectively, MoFA exhibitions presented as part of the Florida State University Seven Days of Opening Nights Festival run from February 8 through March 31, 2013.

Museum Hours

Monday – Friday: 9am – 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 1 – 4 pm
Closed Spring Break, March 11-15.


Call 644-1299 for tours.
All exhibitions & receptions are free & open to the public.
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