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!

Art Term Tuesday: Avant-garde

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!

What We’re Reading: Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel

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.

Art Term Tuesday: Stone Lithography

In this Art Term Tuesday, we explore "the memory in the stone", or stone lithography, a printmaking process favored by drawers. Read on to learn how Master Printmakers and artists collaborate to bring forth the artists' vision from the stone and what famous painters you may recognize who have made prints.

Art Term Tuesday: Texture

Every day we get visitors who let us know how badly they want to touch the artwork but know they shouldn’t. It’s true, the first rule of the museum is “Do Not Touch”, but artists use their skills to help people imagine how their art would feel through texture. Artists choose different materials to express different things, including how something might feel. Read on to learn how to discover texture in artworks without touching them!