Hello. We’re the A&V Seminar. A college course like no other. An FIU tradition. Student leadership & creativity meeting  Miami’s contemporary artists to challenge social conventions at a spectacular exhibit in the Frost Art Museum.

The Aesthetics & Values seminar examines the vital role visual art plays in the social and cultural dialogue surrounding controversial issues.

It investigates how artists have challenged or enforced authority by creating new aesthetics. It further explores how art is used to initiate, accelerate, or combat social change.

The heart of the course is the Aesthetics & Values Research and Exhibition Project.

This annual project provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their resourcefulness and creativity through the research, curation, and organization of an on-campus exhibition of contemporary Miami artists.

John Bailly

Meet Our Artists

  • Clifton Childree
  • Barron Sherer
  • Michael Vasquez
  • Brookhart Jonquil
  • Augustina Woodgate
  • Randy Burman
  • Alex Trimino
  • Westen Charles
  • Magnus Sodamin

Of A&V

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Aesthetics & Values Exhibit at FIU. To celebrate such an accomplishment and a long tradition of delivering amazing art and starting great social discussions, this year promises to be the best exhibition we have put together so far.

Oh, & We Blog About Our Journey Sometimes

March 1, 2015

The Stories Cities Tell

February 23, 2015 in A&V 2015

Help Make the Exhibition Happen!

Hey all, In just a few months, the Frost Art Museum at FIU will host the Aesthetics & Values Exhibition. Opening night will be on April 15th. We want this…

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February 16, 2015 in A&V 2015, At the Frost

The Exhibition is almost here!

Hello FIU! I’m sure many of you are enjoying the current term—all that studying, and all them papers due within the first few weeks of the semester—you must be loving…

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October 19, 2014 in A&V 2015

Wynwood: A Concrete Forest

If you’ve never been there, Wynwood is one of those places that you hear about all the time–and you hear good things–but you can never appreciate the things you hear…

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October 19, 2014 in A&V 2015

Art & Aesthetics 2014-2015

Another year of Art & Aesthetics is here! Yes, that means there will be another awesome art exhibition at the Frost Art Museum. Yes, it also means that you will…

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Want to Contribute?


Attend the Exhibit

Best way to show your love is to well…go to the exhibit! Regardless of the work we put in it, it is you, the audience, who make the whole thing worth it in the end. This exhibit is our gift to the community, our gift to you. Looking forward to interesting conversations sparked by art with all of you!



As a group we go through great efforts advertising and marketing the exhibit. Sometimes just sharing it forward to your own friends goes a long way in terms of helping. Whether for sponsorship opportunities or to attend the exhibit, help us spread the word.


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It’s as easy as a click! Go to our sponsorships page, find the one that suits you best, click it and voila – you’re on track to being an official Aesthetics & Values sponsor. We pride ourselves in offering our sponsors the best of perks in gratefulness for their contribution.


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