Los Días de Los Muertos

Los Días de Los Muertos, the Days of the Dead, are celebrated around the world. In this post, Collections Information Specialist Suzanne Slick tells the history of the celebrations and how you, and FWMoA, take part in remembering our dead.

Reality Check: Judgement Calls

On August 24 Amanda Shepard, FWMoA COO, was privileged to judge the purchase prizes for the Kekionga Plein Air Paint Out. Though we all make private judgements of art, the stakes go up when we in the art world must select public winners from a group of highly competent artists. But who is Amanda to judge? Find out why she picked what she did, and the methods she taps into for coming to her conclusions in this "Reality Check".

Art Term Tuesday: Acrylic Paint

Paint is paint, right? Apparently, not so much. For years, I’ve read labels next to artwork citing the medium, or material, as “acrylic on canvas”, “tempera on canvas”, or “oil on canvas” without truly distinguishing between them. In this Art Term Tuesday, we dive into the particulars of paint, and why it matters to the artist's message.

Now on View: All that Glitters is Glass

Its summertime and that can only mean one thing at FWMoA – lots of glass on display! Through August 4th we have two stunning exhibits of glassworks by artists Tim Tate and Marlene Rose. Now on view are also several new dazzling glass sculptures that join our more permanent glass pieces, including a collection of American Brilliant Cut Glass. Read on to learn how FWMoA acquired this magnificent collection now on view.

Artist on Artist: Tate on Degas

To celebrate Edgar Degas' birthday, Elizabeth Kilmer examines Tim Tate's modern take on Degas' well-known "Little Dancer" sculpture. Read on to learn how artists build on previous artists narratives in this installment of Artist on Artist.

Now on View: Silverpoint Drawings

Currently on view in the Print & Drawing Study Center at FWMoA, Sachi Yanari-Rizzo discusses the waning technique of silverpoint drawings and the precision and detail required by the artist to create these simple yet dramatic works of art.

Meet Me @ FWMoA!

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 …

Now on View: Jimmy Ernst

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!

Artist Interview: Joel Daniel Phillips

It is not often that FWMoA has living artists exhibited in our galleries, and even less often that they come to visit! Therefore, we jumped on the opportunity to speak with Joel Daniel Phillips about his life-size charcoal portraits, where his art is taking him next, and if he'll ever try using color!