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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
"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.
FWMoA President & CEO Charles Shepard details his concept of a "brave new world" for FWMoA, including expanded programming, collection storage space, and new galleries specially designed for glass. What would you like to see in a brave new FWMoA?
Everyone in fashion knows the name Gloria Vanderbilt, so why are we talking about her today on our art museum blog? Read on to find out about how her, FWMoA, and artist Larry Rivers are connected in this "Off the Cuff".
FWMoA's outdoor space features multiple sculptures, including one by internationally renowned artist Carl Milles. Taking a break from glass, President & CEO Charles Shepard highlights this bronze piece, easily visited on Museum grounds.
In this "Off the Cuff", President & CEO Charles Shepard addresses the questions he received in response to his last post about FWMoA's contemporary glass collection.