What makes something collectible? In this weeks "Treasures from the Vault", we discuss some of the toys in our collection that you might be familiar with, Steiff Teddy Bears, and why they belong in an art museum.
It's a small world! John Hrehov, an artist in our permanent collection and professor at Purdue Fort Wayne, speaks about his work and his relationship with former teacher Julian Stanczak in this "Treasure from the Vault".
"Hey, I think that's a Friedel"! "A what?" This "Treasures from the Vault" post focuses on a lesser known Abstract Expressionist painter with a name you're sure not to forget!
Communication is an art. In this "Treasures from the Vault" we highlight artist Lesley Dill, who works at the intersection of art and language to explore communication.
A regional artist, Andrea Peterson's work is intimately connected with nature on multiple levels, both in her subject and her choice of medium. Sachi Yanari-Rizzo details the natural elements of Peterson's work in this "Treasures from the Vault" post.
Katja Oxman’s work shows us that a self-portrait doesn’t need to contain an actual representation of a face. Discover how one artist gives viewers a glimpse into her life via her treasured items in this Treasures from the Vault.
Claudia Bernardi’s experience growing up in Argentina influences the way she melds her interests in art, education, and anthropology. Creating art informed by her forensic work in areas of violence, Bernardi's featured etching and aquatint acts as a visual tool that is both beautiful and informative.
Today’s treasure presents us with a bit of a mystery. Not only is the title of this watercolor Unknown, we also know little about its maker Louis-Robert de Cuvillon. So, what must we do to start picking apart this unknown piece? With works like this we have to combine what knowledge we do know with our most important tool: our eyes. Read on to see how art historians use visual clues to deduce a painting's meaning.
Recently on view in our Year of Making Meaning exhibition, Elizabeth Kilmer discusses a French favorite of hers: Manet. These treasures, etchings of the artists friends Charles Baudelaire and Berthe Morisot, tell us more about the artist than many of his other more famous works. Read on to learn how!
Collection Information Specialist Sue Slick spotlights some of our most loved pieces of artworks: quilts! These functional artworks also serve as historical timepieces for our country, read on to see which major events in history are represented in some of our quilts!