What's the weather like where you are? In the Midwest we love to discuss the weather and artist's do, too! Here we look at some artworks depicting different types of weather.
In the News: Is the Art World out of Proportion?
They paid HOW MUCH for that work of art? For this "In the News", #fwmoa President & CEO Charles Shepard puts into perspective the Met's purchase of four van Gogh prints and what our print department chooses to buy.
In the News: Could I Find a Priceless Piece of Art?
Could I find a Picasso painting at Goodwill? A recent TikTok had many believing someone did, and it's definitely within the realm of possibility. Lost artworks exist, and we explore their story in this #IntheNews.
Perspectives: What’s in a Name?
What's in an artist name? Recently, #fwmoa staff held a lively discussion on the proper way to refer to an artist: whole name, first name only, or last name only. See how they defended their stance in this #perspectives.
Kicking Off the 2022 Scholastic Awards with Alumni Alyvia Luong
The first day of September means one thing around here: the launch of the new Scholastic Art & Writing Awards season! We caught up with multiple award recipient Alyvia Luong to inspire those submitting this year!
In the News: Cracking the Code of NFT’s
NFT. You've seen the acronym in headlines and taglines and heard it spoken on air and in your local coffee shops, but what does it mean? Today, we crack the code behind non-fungible tokens.
Treasures from the Vault: Ray Johnson
To celebrate this #IndependenceDay we examine why artists visually record both momentous figures and events in our history through Ray Johnson's screenprint, "Foot".
In the News: Please Don’t Eat the Art
A petition for Jeff Bezos to purchase and eat the famed Mona Lisa has recently made the news. At #fwmoa we believe art is best served to the public, and Bezos may not find the artwork as palatable to the stomach as it is to the eyes of the art world.
What We’re Reading: “Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York” by Alexander Nemerov
Our resident Abstract Expressionism connoisseur Alyssa Dumire spotlights a new book on Helen Frankenthaler by Alexander Nemerov. Learn more about her and then visit #fwmoa to see her work, London Memos III, on display in our #100thAnniversary exhibition.
Perspectives: Photography in the Art Museum
To photograph or not to photograph, that is the question! Here, Director of Children's Education at #fwmoa Alyssa Dumire discusses the pros and cons of permitting photography in the galleries, and why some museums are more restrictive than others.