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.
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.
April is National Poetry Month! Enjoy this sampling of works written by our 2020 Scholastic Writing Award recipients in the category of, you guessed it, Poetry!
Happy National Poetry Month! To celebrate, we're highlighting our regional Gold Key poets who were awarded National Medals in the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate with FWMoA as we start things off with our poetry American Voices nominees: Annabeth Bretz and Elizabeth Newsom.
On this Slow Art Day, let's take a moment to discuss "museum fatigue" and how to combat it; so, when we are able to enjoy our museums again we are ready!
Happy April Fools' Day! To celebrate, examine this Norman Rockwell lithograph. Does anything seem odd? See how many curiosities you can find! Hint: there are 56.
To understand the arguments for and against providing paid internships, Alyssa Dumire, FWMoA Director of Children’s Education and Katy Thompson, FWMoA Children’s Education Associate have each taken a side (whether or not it represents their personal views or those of our institution) to help unpack the arguments at present.
Many of us today expect museums to be bustling hubs of activity, offering a range of sensory experiences. But what if this is all just a distraction from the very essence of museums? In this essay, Amanda Shepard explores the age-old argument that seemingly pits the people against the soulful experience of objects themselves.
We'll be taking a break from posting blogs over the holidays, but the museum will still be open on select days! Come in from winter fun to warm up and enjoy art!