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!
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.
On August 24 Amanda Shepard, FWMoA COO, was privileged to judge the purchase prizes for the Kekionga Plein Air Paint Out. Though we all make private judgements of art, the stakes go up when we in the art world must select public winners from a group of highly competent artists. But who is Amanda to judge? Find out why she picked what she did, and the methods she taps into for coming to her conclusions in this "Reality Check".
Today marks the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar landing team returning to Earth. Wait, what does that have to do with art? Find out as Alyssa Dumire take us through some of her favorite pieces of space art that help us interpret these significant historical moments, even years after they've happened.
Suzanne Slick discusses the world of forgery! Museums, not just those that house art, have to be extremely careful when acquiring new works to ensure they are authentic. Read on as Sue discusses what methods people use to trick collectors and how we can determine if a work is the "real thing" or not.