Abstract artist Alma Thomas experienced a lifetime of firsts after she transitioned from educator to full-time artist. Learn about her achievements in this post from #fwmoa Curator of Prints & Drawings Sachi Yanari-Rizzo.
Our last bearded visage, in celebration of #noshavenovember, comes to us from Italian artist Guerrino Guardabassi. A pastoral peasant scene of an interaction between a friar and a flutist on a mountain road. #fwmoa
His art brings pleasure much the same way a slice of pie or bowl of ice cream does, and Wayne Thiebaud knows the best ways to serve up those delights for our eyes: “I like when people look at my work and smile." #fwmoa is celebrating Thiebaud's centennial birthday this month by looking back at his life and work.
Works by unknown artists can be difficult to analyze. Today, we play art detectives to see what we can find out about this set of portraits in the #FWMoA collection.
To celebrate the beginning of "No-Shave November", we've combed through the #FWMoA collection to find the wildest, freest hair and beards.
FWMoA Collection Information Specialist Sue Slick takes us back to 1960s San Francisco and introduces us to the poster art of Bonnie MacLean, a woman working and thriving in the boy's club of music poster design.
William Merritt Chase. Robert Henri. James Abbott McNeill Whistler. What do they all have in common? Norah Hamilton studied art under them all! Learn more about this indomitable woman in this "Treasures from the Vault".
This week we look at an abstract screenprint whose inspiration is quite clear, and how we can look beyond the initial recognition to understand the artist message beneath.
Wendy Red Star creates familiar images and scenes of contemporary Native American life, often focused on the reservation, that displace the various misconceptions and stereotypes about her community.
FWMoA Collections Information Specialist Sue Slick details an interesting aspect of her job in this installment of "Historical Highlight": tracking down the correct spelling of a bequest in memory of a donor's mother-Carolyn, or Caroline, Randall Fairbank.