Artists are inspired to create by a multitude of things: their environment, their lives, books, movies, and even each other! In this series, we'll be looking at artists who made artworks inspired by other artists and their works. Explore how glass artist Steve Linn was inspired by Simon Rodia's Towers in this post by Children's Education Associate Katy Thompson.
The Children's Education department here at FWMoA just got back from a whirlwind trip to NYC to celebrate our National Medalists in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Read on to learn what "museum people" do when they visit the Big Apple!
Recently on view in our Year of Making Meaning exhibition, Elizabeth Kilmer discusses a French favorite of hers: Manet. These treasures, etchings of the artists friends Charles Baudelaire and Berthe Morisot, tell us more about the artist than many of his other more famous works. Read on to learn how!
Have you seen the news!? Downtown Fort Wayne is getting is getting a splash of color! Multiple commissioned artists have descended on the city and created fun artworks throughout the city. FWMoA has a few too! Read on as Kaitlin Binkley explains what a commissioned artwork is and where they are in the art museum.
Collection Information Specialist Sue Slick spotlights some of our most loved pieces of artworks: quilts! These functional artworks also serve as historical timepieces for our country, read on to see which major events in history are represented in some of our quilts!
Elizabeth Goings, Exhibition Content Manager I wear a lot of different hats at FWMoA. I write and edit text for almost all of our exhibitions, lead our adult tour groups, and keep our exhibition calendar in order, just to name a few. But one of my favorite parts of my job is our “Meet Me …
Curator of Prints & Drawings Sachi Yanari-Rizzo spotlights Japanese-American artist Roger Shimomura because of a shared connection as third-generation Japanese Americans whose family members were interned during World War II. Read on to see how Shimomura's family history inspires and impacts his art today.
Opposite of a Treasures from the Vault, Lauren Wolfer takes us through a work currently on display in our exhibition that displays artworks we've collected in the past year. What is it about an artist, or a specific artwork, that makes a museum choose to collect it? Read on to see why we love this painting by Jimmy Ernst!
We don't just love looking at art here at FWMoA, we also love to read about it! Her "gateway" book from history to art, Katy Thompson delves into the world of art forgery during Nazi Germany in her summary of Edward Dolnick's 2008 hit The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century.
What inspires artists to make their art? Exhibitions Content Manager Elizabeth Goings explores the retelling of a Norse myth by printmaker Dennis McNett and how legends and mythology influences his work.