April is #NationalPoetryMonth, and #fwmoa is celebrating by highlighting two of our American Voices Nominees in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Poets Rylee Beltz and Elizabeth Newsom. Read, or listen to them read, their awarded works in this post!
Looking for a good read? Look no further! We at #fwmoa recommend Celia Stahr's new Frida Kahlo biography, "Frida in America". A story about the impact of place, Stahr focuses on Kahlo's time in America and its impact on her personal and creative life.
A troubling incident at another museum has FWMoA Vice President & COO Amanda Shepard reflecting on the ways in which museums can get lost when they focus more on selling than serving, and “audiences” more than people.
It's #WorldReadAloudDay! Listen to the FWMoA Volunteer Docents read aloud books from our Learning Center library and then make-up your own tales based on some works from our permanent collection!
Originally given as the keynote speech at the Catholic Creatives Virtual Summit, #fwmoa VP & COO Amanda Shepard reflects on the idea of "good taste" and where it comes from. Is it intrinsic? Or developed over time and through exposure to "good art"?
Are you an "art-is-boring" person? Don't worry, some of us museum people were too! Let Jennifer Dasal's book, ArtCurious, introduce stories of the unexpected, slightly odd, and strangely wonderful in the art world.
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.
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.
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.