Seven distinct gallery spaces, over a dozen phenomenal sculptures spread throughout our grounds, and two giant doors we try extremely hard to hide in plain sight! We’ve featured several artworks in our “Treasures from the Vault” series, offering a peek behind our “barn doors”, but we can’t possible feature everything in our collection! We have over 6,500 items in our permanent collection, so even if we featured a new piece every day it would take us 19 years to show them all. How did we get so many items in our collection? Where did they come from? Why can’t they all be on display at once? Find out in today’s Art Term Tuesday!
Still confused about creating a lithograph! Come along with the docents as they practice making their own using materials from your kitchen!
How do we classify avant-garde art? Not to be confused with an art movement, like Impressionism or Abstract Expressionism, the avant-garde are the innovative, experimental individuals who begin the movements we learn about in art history. Read on to find out when an artist can be called avant-garde and who decides!
We at FWMoA don't just like to look at art, we like to read about it too! This month, Director of Children's Education Alyssa Dumire introduces us to a heavy yellow book by Mary Gabriel, Ninth Street Women. Read on to see how this book influenced her experience in our current exhibition of lithographs from our permanent collection.
Kaitlin Binkley, Marketing Coordinator In the simplest of terms, a portrait is a representation of a person. A self-portrait is a representation of the artist themself, like today’s #selfie. There are many generalities associated with portraits, for example, generally, portraits include the face and the person’s expression. Generally, a portrait is more staged than a …
This week, our Treasure from the Vault and Art Term Tuesday come in one unique post! Learn about the importance of iconography in art as Elizabeth Goings uses one vault treasure and one work currently on display to break down this "stuffy" art term.
Feeling overwhelmed by all the art? Not sure what you’re looking at? Start by reading the label! Read on to discover how exhibition text, even in a visual space like a museum, can help enrich your visit!
Katy Thompson, Children's Education Associate This Sunday, February 17, emerging artists and writers from Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio will descend upon the University of St. Francis’ Robert Golds tine Performing Arts Center in downtown Fort Wayne for our Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Regional Ceremony. The Regional Ceremony, which honors students in grades 7-12, …
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards exhibition is held at FWMoA every year, and every year it gets bigger! Read on to find out how we tackle this exhibit that spans three galleries, includes over 700 artworks, and finds a way to showcase writing works in a museum setting.
What does it mean to study? You’re probably thinking of textbooks, calculators, book reports, and endless memorization from your school days. Artists study too, just in a different way.