We sent our new Curatorial Assistant, Jenna Gilley, into the #fwmoa vault to find some treasures! Her first find: three favorite quilts from the David Pottinger Indiana Amish Quilt Collection.
Art is all about stealing: to accurately tell the story of American art, #fwmoa owns works that inspired American artists and movements, like these influential Japanese prints from the Edo period by Utagawa Kunisada.
The cat is out of the bag...and the vault! As our curators work on the #fwmoa 100th Anniversary exhibition, they're unearthing treasures and dusting them off for display, including this small cast bronze lion.
You've CAT to be KITTEN me right MEOW! German artist Julius Adam's CAT-erific work is out of the vault and on display in #fwmoa exhibition "A Century of Making Meaning", and it's absolutely PURRfect! Learn more about "Cats" Adam in this blog post!
One of the few Black abstractionist women artists, along with Alma Thomas, during her career, Mae Engron forged a path all her own. Take a look at her unique abstract painting, recently acquired by #fwmoa, in this "Treasures from the Vault".
Did you catch FWMoA's Curator of Prints & Drawings Sachi Yanari-Rizzo's Print Talk last week? If not, you can watch it on our Facebook page. Learn more about one of the highlighted artists from the talk in this post, printmaker Karsten Creightney.
The Overbeck sisters, defying the gender norms of the time, designed, threw, and decorated their Midwest inspired pottery. From Indiana, these women joined countless others in taking a lead role in the development of pottery.
FWMoA loves glass! We've showcased various contemporary glass artists, from Harvey Littleton to Therman Statom. Today, we're looking back in history to Frenchman Émile Gallé and his botanical vases in this "Treasures from the Vault".
Fritz Scholder, a "non-Indian Indian", created works of art that moved past the stereotypes and romanticized versions of history. Instead, he presented Native Americans engaged in contemporary life, often using a Pop art style.
Samia Halaby expresses her myriad life experiences in her harmonious abstract paintings, simple compositions that are masterful in color. A graduate of IU, we take a closer look at her work in the #fwmoa collection, entitled "Mars".