His art brings pleasure much the same way a slice of pie or bowl of ice cream does, and Wayne Thiebaud knows the best ways to serve up those delights for our eyes: “I like when people look at my work and smile." #fwmoa is celebrating Thiebaud's centennial birthday this month by looking back at his life and work.
What does it mean when a museum deaccessions works from its collection to sell at auction? #FWMoA President & CEO Charles Shepard traces the formal process of deaccessioning through museum history, and how it has evolved again in light of the pandemic.
FWMoA Collection Information Specialist Sue Slick takes us back to 1960s San Francisco and introduces us to the poster art of Bonnie MacLean, a woman working and thriving in the boy's club of music poster design.
FWMoA Collections Information Specialist Sue Slick details an interesting aspect of her job in this installment of "Historical Highlight": tracking down the correct spelling of a bequest in memory of a donor's mother-Carolyn, or Caroline, Randall Fairbank.
To fund or not to fund, that is the question in this installment of "Perspectives", where two writers go head-to-head discussing whether or not government funding for art museums is favorable or not.
A founding family of Fort Wayne, the Hamilton family left their mark here, there, and everywhere! Take some time to learn more about the history of our city, and the founding of FWMoA, in this post and its included resources!
As businesses were forced to close nationwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic, many, including museums, were deemed nonessential. In this essay, Amanda Shepard describes the essential contribution of art museums to society: the life-changing encounter with wonderful things.
For this special "Treasures from Home", Lauren Wolfer shares the blueprints her grandfather worked on as an engineer that benefited the Air Force, even doing a stint at our GE campus here in Fort Wayne, in honor of Memorial Day.
The global pandemic has forced museums to close their physical doors and open their digital ones, begging the question: do we still need a physical museum space? As we celebrate International Museum day, we reflect on this question, asserting that the digital, while now an integral expansion of the museum experience, will not replace the physical, instead enhancing it.
Learn more about sculptor Paul Manship in this "Artist Highlight" by our Collection Information Specialist and Fort Wayne History Extraordinaire Sue Slick!