A lesser known technique in printmaking, chine collé allows artists to print on delicate sheets of paper. Learn more about this process from Sachi Yanari-Rizzo!
In April 1979, internationally known “woman artist” Dorothy Gillespie came to Fort Wayne and wowed the locals with a city-wide exhibition. Learn more about this visiting artist in this post!
This week's "Treasures from the Vault" is a new installment titled "Treasures from the Vault: The Great Escape!" as these artworks will rotate on view for the next few months. Read on to learn why!
The holiday season is upon us once again, bringing traditions, comfort food, and, most of all, family. This week’s treasure, Carmen Lomas Garza’s lithograph Tamalada (Making Tamales), brings all of these elements together in one scene.
All paper is not created equal. Like canvas, paper has had multiple permutations before becoming the material we know and love today. Learn the history of paper and how artists and museum professionals use it today!
The relationship between painter Diego Velázquez and his royal subject King Philip IV of Spain over 35 plus years forms the basis for Amy Sackville’s Painter to the King, published last year. Read on to see how Velázquez revolutionized portrait painting and inspired artists in our permanent collection.
We don't just love looking at art here at FWMoA, we also love to read about it! Her "gateway" book from history to art, Katy Thompson delves into the world of art forgery during Nazi Germany in her summary of Edward Dolnick's 2008 hit The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century.
Still confused about creating a lithograph! Come along with the docents as they practice making their own using materials from your kitchen!
Imagine – You were crawling through Grandma’s attic this weekend, trying to chase out the squirrels, when you came across a large square object covered by a sheet. Grandma doesn’t recall where the painting came from but asks you to find out more about it. It’s signed in the corner and when you put that name into a search engine it comes up with a famous artist! Their paintings are rare, valuable, and you might have one right there in front of you! What do you do next?
Throughout my career I’ve been blessed with friendships with some of the most interesting people in the art world. One of the most fascinating was the self-taught folk artist Howard Finster. I was a myopic art historian in training when I first saw Howard’s work in an art magazine in the library of the Clark Art Institute. I had no experience with “outsider art” and thought the idea that someone self-taught could actually make art was ridiculous. Several years later, however, while spending a long weekend in Chicago browsing through the galleries of River North, I called on art dealer Carl Hammer and discovered that his entire gallery was devoted primarily to these “outsiders.” My education about folk- or outsider- art began that afternoon as Carl walked me through his back room pulling painting after painting from the racks and telling me stories about each of his artists, including Howard Finster.