Following our centennial celebration, we at #fwmoa are thinking ahead to the next 100 years! As we usher in 2023, President & CEO Charles Shepard shares his thoughts on the future of #fwmoa:
Off the Cuff: The Siren Song of Santa Fe
The siren song of glass is strong! Charles Shepard, #fwmoa CEO & President, details his surprise spring trip to Santa Fe to learn more about glass in anticipation of the new glass wing.
Off the Cuff: The Glass of Wilfried Grootens
If you know anything about #fwmoa President and CEO Charles Shepard, it's probably that he loves glass. Here, he shines a light on the magic behind the glass of sculptor/artist Wilfried Grootens.
Off the Cuff: The Impact of Habatat’s International Exhibition during the International Year of Glass
Charles Shepard, #fwmoa President & CEO, takes us with him to the 2022 Glass International at Habatat Gallery in Royal Oak, MI to see what glass sculptors have fired up in this International Year of Glass.
Off the Cuff: Habatat Gallery Celebrates their Golden Anniversary
Who designates works of art into a movement? It isn't art museum curators, but gallerists. Here, #fwmoa President Charles Shepard discusses the role of the gallery owner, spotlighting Habatat Gallery, the first to champion the work of glass sculptors.
Off the Cuff: Ground Zero for Studio Glass
Think you know the history of studio glass? Think again! FWMoA President & CEO Charles Shepard takes us back to 1962, where the contemporary studio glass movement got off to a shaky start, and how it eventually found its footing in the art world.
Off the Cuff: Why People Give Museums Their Art
In this "Off the Cuff", #fwmoa President & CEO Charles Shepard ruminates on why collectors donate their works to museums, and what it means to museums to hold these pieces in trust for them and the public.
Off the Cuff: The Price (of Art) is Right
In this post, #fwmoa President & CEO Charles Shepard discusses the primary and secondary art market and the valuation of art. What price is the right price to pay for a work of art?
Off the Cuff: Appraisals of Art
Money, money, money! In this "Off the Cuff", #fwmoa President & CEO Charles Shepard illuminates the process of appraising artworks, or determining the market value for a work or collection of works.
Off the Cuff: The Forgotten
"What'd ya get?" Is the question that follows any shopping spree, including ones undertaken by FWMoA President & CEO Charles Shepard for the museum's permanent collection. Here, he explains his process of acquiring new artworks for the museum, many of which are on display this week in our annual "Year of Making Meaning" exhibit.