Celebrating a centennial is a big milestone that calls for some bold changes, like a new logo! For this "In the News", #fwmoa VP & COO Amanda Shepard describes the process of designing a bold new logo to lead the Museum into the next 100 years.
In the News: Volunteer Appreciation Week
This week is #NationalVolunteerWeek, and #fwmoa is celebrating by recognizing our amazing docents and their continued dedication to the museum throughout the pandemic. Want to join them team? Read on to learn how!
In the News: National Poetry Month & the Next Generation of Great American Poets
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!
What We’re Reading: “Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist” by Celia Stahr
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.
In the News: Who is Our Audience?
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.
In the News: World Read Aloud Day
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!
Reality Check: Good Taste is Good for You
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"?
What We’re Reading: ArtCurious by Jennifer Dasal
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.
In the News: Happy (Belated) Birthday Wayne Thiebaud!
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.
In the News: Selling Art to Pay the Bills, the Practice of Deaccessioning
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.