Arts & Culture

He started writing ‘really bad poetry’ at 25. Today, he is teaching it.

He started writing ‘really bad poetry’ at 25. Today, he is teaching it.

Colin Simpson walked into his Poetry as News class in late September, the first day for the class this semester. The senior […]

Student access to The New York Times has gone digital

Student access to The New York Times has gone digital

You might have noticed that The New York Times (NYT) paper racks have been empty this semester. That’s because the […]

FIU band marches onto beIN Sports Network

FIU band marches onto beIN Sports Network

Click the gray highlighted text to hear playable content. The sound of percussive beats pervades the air as drummers bang […]

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Partnering with ALA to bring relief to the Caribbean through libraries

Partnering with ALA to bring relief to the Caribbean through libraries

Everyone knows that libraries are centers for learning. But after a disaster, libraries often take on an even more crucial […]

Meet the Queen of Lincoln Road

Meet the Queen of Lincoln Road

Video by Doug Garland ’10 Miami’s famous South Beach has always been home to colorful people. Every workday for more than […]

Inaugural poet to teach at FIU

Inaugural poet to teach at FIU

Richard Blanco is returning to FIU, this time as a professor. The FIU alumnus has spent his career writing and […]

One alumna’s mission to make arts education accessible in Miami

One alumna’s mission to make arts education accessible in Miami

The familiar sound of pounding drums could be heard throughout the hallways of Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School. A […]

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U2 performs on The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 at at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage.

Hey Richard, U2 is on the line

Alumnus’ poem sets the tone for “Joshua Tree” tour Each night, as U2 prepares to take to the stage, the […]

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Frost Art Museum celebrates Mexican photography this summer

Frost Art Museum celebrates Mexican photography this summer

Two visually-stunning photography exhibitions are on view at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum this summer. Possible Worlds: Photography […]

One of Carl Juste's photos of a Haitian man wearing a red t-shirt as a mask. Photo courtesy: Carl Juste

Haiti through Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Carl Juste’s eyes

Carl Juste could not silence his inner voice calling him to become a photographer. For the past three decades, Juste has […]

Associate professor discovers art wherever he walks

Associate professor discovers art wherever he walks

Sometimes you can find art among the mundane things we ignore every day — a smudge on the ground, a […]

Global initiative expands opportunities for students of contemporary art

Global initiative expands opportunities for students of contemporary art

By Andrea Perez The Art Academy of Latvia (LMA) and FIU’s Art + Art History Department have forged a new education initiative […]

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Two decades later, Wolfsonian-FIU a singular reflection of modern history—and its founder

Two decades later, Wolfsonian-FIU a singular reflection of modern history—and its founder

Someone with a keen eye, an exhaustive knowledge of world history and the means to purchase pretty much whatever he […]

A conversation with Cuban art historian Juan Martínez

A conversation with Cuban art historian Juan Martínez

Miami’s Cuban roots run deep. Art offers a rich opportunity to learn more about those roots. FIU Professor Emeritus of […]

Alumna appointed a Library of Congress librarian

Alumna appointed a Library of Congress librarian

  By Camila Fernandez Like many Cuban immigrants, music alumna Eva Reyes-Cisnero ’11 moved to South Florida with little resources and […]

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