"What does Independence mean to me?" Look closely at Audrey Flack's still life commissioned for the 1976 Bicentennial. Can you see her answer?
In an attempt to explain "How did they do that?!", #fwmoa Assoc. Curator of Exhibitions Jenna Gilley dives into the world of color in glass and finds surprisingly local ties:
Ceramicist and printmaker Diego Romero draws from inspiration from various sources to create art that feels familiar yet fresh. See these works out of the vault on view at #fwmoa later this summer!
When #fwmoa President Charles Shepard buys a work of art, Collection Information Specialist Sue Slick goes to work. She finds every tidbit of information, on the artist and artwork, often overturning connections to Indiana and Fort Wayne along the way:
"Sun Raid" by Ester Hernández is a colorful, cartoony screenprint on the surface that belies a serious subtext beneath. Uncover the symbolism in this post by Curator of Prints & Drawings Sachi Yanari-Rizzo:
Just like a child with a new present, we love showing off our new artworks as they enter the #fwmoa collection. Our newest oil painting is by Ukrainian artist Denys Gorodnychyi, making its debut in "Natural Appeal", opening April 22. Here's a sneak peek:
Who is that bronze girl in the hallway that I see?! A case of mistaken identity at the #fwmoa led our Collection Information Specialist Sue Slick on a quest to uncover the story of a bronze sculpture in our permanent collection.
What do Gabor Peterdi, Stanley William Hayter, and Joan Miró have in common? Read this blog post to find out and then visit #fwmoa to see our new exhibition "Miró in New York, 1947".
It's the first day of spring which means the bees are coming back! In this print by Jacqueline May bees buzz around their honeycomb--a sure sign of warmer weather on the way. Explore the print in this #treasuresfromthevault:
Higgins glassware was created as "an exclamation point in your decorating scheme!" Functional and beautiful, learn how Frances and Michael Higgins helped start contemporary studio glass by "trying to make what looks good--any time, any place".