Today is the 74th anniversary of the death of American Regionalist John Steuart Curry. One of the triumvirate including Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, Curry's work exposed the gritty, authentic parts of the American Midwest as well as the fun, entertaining spectacles.
Curator of Prints & Drawings Sachi Yanari-Rizzo interviews artist Peter Williams to discuss his work in light of the most recent examples of violence against Black Americans and the role of museums in fully engaging their communities.
Missing traveling to new places? Us too! Let Italian artist Bernardo Bellotto transport you to Venice in his painting "Grand Canal, Venice"!
Feminist artist Mary Beth Edelson's artworks are introspective, instigating a challenge to viewers to disrupt their complacency and investigate their thoughts on various social and political issues. Here, we unpack the symbolism of one of her works to better understand how artists speak to their viewer.
Hailed as Mexico's Jackson Pollock, abstract artist Leonardo Nierman pursued various careers before creating the bright, vibrant paintings inspired by nature for which he is now celebrated.
Just as many of us have recently emerged from quarantine in the past few weeks, so have various FWMoA "treasures" left the vault for your viewing! Read up on our "escaped" works and then view them for yourself at FWMoA!
Artist Steve Prince mixes historical and contemporary references to allude to specific historical moments, like the Greensboro Four, while including changes that allow the work to resonate today, including in the activism of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Sculptor and printmaker Marie Watt uses blankets as a means of expressing both the female experience and her Native American culture.
Juan Sánchez creates socio-political art inspired by his identity that combines photography, text, and appropriated images in a collage style to inform and educate.
Here at FWMoA, we are super excited for spring and flowers, so much so, we chose this floral portrait of a woman by American Impressionist Robert Reid for this week's vault treasure.