Artists often have a team or collaborate with one another, bringing impactful visions that start conversations or remix old stories with new ideas. One such artist is commercial and editorial photographer Tim Tadder, who collaborated with sculptor Krisztianna to create the Las Muertas photo series.
Every generation of artists has wrestled with two major demons – how to create art that is distinct from the notable art that preceded them and how to create art that is relevant to the particular time in which they find themselves. Read on to see how contemporary glass artist Michael Estes Taylor found his place in the art world.
The last time Willie Cole’s work was out on view in the Print & Drawing Study Center, a high school student walked in and stood transfixed in front of "Man Spirit Mask". He whispered, “Wakanda”. See how Cole, and the creators of "Black Panther", used motifs and forms from different African cultures to make their art--whether through a print or a film.
What makes something collectible? In this weeks "Treasures from the Vault", we discuss some of the toys in our collection that you might be familiar with, Steiff Teddy Bears, and why they belong in an art museum.
Chief Curator, President, and CEO of FWMoA Charles Shepard writes on Barbara Stanczak's place in art history in this new installment of "Off the Cuff".
It's a small world! John Hrehov, an artist in our permanent collection and professor at Purdue Fort Wayne, speaks about his work and his relationship with former teacher Julian Stanczak in this "Treasure from the Vault".
Love art but not sure you want to tackle one of the dense art history books we've highlighted previously on the blog? Exhibition catalogs are a great way to learn more about a favorite artist or artwork, without the information overload.
What do whistling teakettles, swan-topped hotels, advanced wheel chairs, a cube-shaped house, and Indiana have in common? The answer, of course, is architect Michael Graves, an Indiana native son.
"Hey, I think that's a Friedel"! "A what?" This "Treasures from the Vault" post focuses on a lesser known Abstract Expressionist painter with a name you're sure not to forget!
Long before J. Ottis Adams, William Forsyth, Otto Stark, T. C. Steele, and Richard Gruelle were dubbed the Hoosier Group, they were a band of unknown but earnest young artists strapped for cash and eager for any opportunity to replenish the funds they had spent on years of rigorous art training in Germany. Teaching was one option for gainful employment. Learn more about the beginnings of art in Fort Wayne in this "Historical Highlight"!