Art Term Tuesday: Acrylic Paint

Paint is paint, right? Apparently, not so much. For years, I’ve read labels next to artwork citing the medium, or material, as “acrylic on canvas”, “tempera on canvas”, or “oil on canvas” without truly distinguishing between them. In this Art Term Tuesday, we dive into the particulars of paint, and why it matters to the artist's message.

Art Term Tuesday: Optical Art

Coming soon to FWMoA: Optical Illusions! Soon, four of our seven galleries will be showcasing Optical art by Julian Stanczak, though he preferred to call it Perceptual art, or art that plays with the viewers perceptions. Learn how artists boggle our mind and our eyes in this Art Term Tuesday by Kaitlin Binkley!

The FWMoA Education Team’s Guide to NYC

The Children's Education department here at FWMoA just got back from a whirlwind trip to NYC to celebrate our National Medalists in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Read on to learn what "museum people" do when they visit the Big Apple!

Art Term Tuesday: Commissioned Artwork

Have you seen the news!? Downtown Fort Wayne is getting is getting a splash of color! Multiple commissioned artists have descended on the city and created fun artworks throughout the city. FWMoA has a few too! Read on as Kaitlin Binkley explains what a commissioned artwork is and where they are in the art museum.

Art Term Tuesday: Artist Colony

The Ideal Sketching Ground: Prints by the Artists of Brown County exhibits the artworks of various artists drawn to one area in southern Indiana in the early 1900s. In the little town of Nashville, IN, an artist colony was born and continues to thrive. What is an art colony? Why do artists gather together in them? Can I join? Let’s find out in today’s Art Term Tuesday!

Art Term Tuesday: Permanent Collection

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!