Katy Thompson, Children’s Education Associate
Just as many of us have recently emerged from full self-isolation and quarantine in the past few weeks, so have various FWMoA “treasures” left the vault for your viewing! As an institution that holds some 7,000 objects in trust for the public, our blog series “Treasures from the Vault” has worked to showcase more of these pieces, as we only have so much gallery space in which to exhibit our works of art.
As we move closer to our 100th Anniversary, however, FWMoA’s curators are making plans to showcase more of the permanent collection and, currently on view, are some of the “treasures” we have highlighted in the past. Whether it is the specific artwork we highlighted in our original post or other works by that specific artist on display, see if any of your favorites are now on view and visit FWMoA to see them up close and in person!
Lighting the candles in Sanahin. Photo courtesy of Michelle Andonian. See the black and white version in her exhibition currently on display at FWMoA.
Claudia Bernardi, Argentinian, b. 1955. Palabras de Arena (Words of Sand). Etching and aquatint, 2013. Museum Purchase, 2014.313.6. Photo courtesy of FWMoA.
Lesley Dill, American, b. 1950. Exhilaration is Within. Lithograph, collage, and thread, 1994. Museum Purchase, 2001.01. Photo courtesy of FWMoA.
Due to image rights, we can’t reproduce the work currently on display. Please click the link to read about another one of her works in the permanent collection of the FWMoA.
Corita Kent, American, 1918-1986. be patient. Screenprint, 1967. Fort Wayne Art Institute Purchase in Memory of Patric Bir. Image used with permission courtesy of the Corita Art Center, Immaculate Heart Community, Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of FWMoA.
Hung Liu, American, b. 1948. Black Madonna. LIthograph, 2015. Museum Purchase, 2017.02. Photo courtesy of FWMoA. Hung Liu, American, b. 1948. Chase the Rabbit. Oil on canvas, wood, and bamboo bird cage, 1996. Gift of the Hamilton Circle, 1997.16a&b. Photo courtesy of FWMoA.
Evelynne B. Mess
Evelynne Bernloehr Mess, American, 1903-2003. Adirondack Trail. Etching and aquatint, 1945. Gift of the artist, 1950.33. Photo courtesy of FWMoA.
Mary Nimmo Moran
Mary Nimmo Moran (American, born Scotland, 1842-1899). Gardiner’s Bay from Fresh Ponds, Long Island. Etching on silk, 1884. Gift of Lorraine Hook Davis, 2008.10. Photo courtesy of FWMoA.
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Native American, b. 1940. Trade Canoe: A Western Fantasy. Lithograph, 2015. Museum Purchase, 2015.04. Photo courtesy of FWMoA. Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Native American, b. 1940. A Chart of the Human Body. Woodcut and lithograph, 2005. Museum Purchase, 2015.31. Photo courtesy of FWMoA.
Ginny Ruffner, American, b. 1952. Urnscape. Lamp-worked glass and mixed media, 1993. Gift of Ian and Mimi Rolland, 1997.19. Photo courtesy of FWMoA.
Hollis Sigler, American, 1948-2001. The Only Permanence Is Change, 1995. Color Lithograph. Gift of Robert F. Schroeder in memory of his grandmother, Vida M. Lamb, who died as a result of breast cancer in 1970, 1996.10. Used with permission from the Estate of Hollis Sigler. Photo courtesy of FWMoA.
May Stevens, American, b. 1924. Big Daddy Paper Doll. Screenprint, 1976. Gift of Abraham Tannenbaum, 1977.31. Photo courtey of FWMoA.
Matika Wilbur, Native American, b. 1984. Dr. Mary from Project 562. Photogravure, 2015. Museum Purchase with funds provided by the McMurray Family Endowment, 2015.14.4. Photo courtesy of FWMoA.