To understand the arguments for and against providing paid internships, Alyssa Dumire, FWMoA Director of Children’s Education and Katy Thompson, FWMoA Children’s Education Associate have each taken a side (whether or not it represents their personal views or those of our institution) to help unpack the arguments at present.
What's so special about glass? I have that in my kitchen! Studio glass, the precursor to our contemporary glass, founded the fine art glass movement. Read on to learn the beginnings of glass in art.
Synesthesia is a quirk of the brain, a personal and individual experience that the ones without find hard to imagine, as two senses are linked together, for example, color and sound. Learn more about how this effects artists work in this "Art Term Tuesday".
There are works of art filled to the brim with busy detail, while there are others so simple that you almost pass them by. At first glance, "Penelope" falls into the latter of these two camps. Look at a work that encompasses the idea of "less is more".
Many of us today expect museums to be bustling hubs of activity, offering a range of sensory experiences. But what if this is all just a distraction from the very essence of museums? In this essay, Amanda Shepard explores the age-old argument that seemingly pits the people against the soulful experience of objects themselves.
In this "Term Tuesday" we unpack the meaning of the word "portfolio", particularly how it differs from a series and why it's important to know when a work is part of a portfolio.
Very rarely do people walk into an art gallery or museum and say, “Wow, look at the lighting on that!” despite it making the art the star of the exhibit. Understanding the way a piece of art is lit can help the viewer better appreciate the artwork, so let’s shine some light (pun intended) on the technical side of things today.
Today, when people think about becoming an artist, they might consider getting a degree from a university or an art school. There have been a number of self-taught artists who have received national acclaim, including Horace Pippin.
The sensationalist title of this post sounds like tabloid fiction, but it’s straight out of the life story of an artist whose work we recently added to our permanent collection. When the museum acquires new works for the collection, one part of the accessioning and cataloguing process is collecting the biographical information of the artist. It’s always interesting to add new artists to the collection and to learn about their lives and work. And, often, these stories are colorful, fascinating, and moving. Here’s one well worth sharing.
This week we discuss the idea of inspiration, where does it come from and where does it go? Come visit us here at the museum to see all the way artists are inspired to create!