The art museum is a veritable zoo! Today, on Draw a Bird Day, we're looking to the birds that have flown the coop onto the vases and canvases at #fwmoa. Follow along as we make a bird inspired by Art Deco from the David Huchthausen Collection.
Treasures from the Vault: Gabor Peterdi
What do Gabor Peterdi, Stanley William Hayter, and Joan Miró have in common? Read this blog post to find out and then visit #fwmoa to see our new exhibition "Miró in New York, 1947".
Art Term Tuesday: Pose
Strike a pose! Understanding the body language in art offers a richer historical and cultural context to both the artist and the work. See how artists, past and present, use different poses and gestures to help tell the story of their work in this #arttermtuesday.
Treasures from the Vault: Jacqueline May
It's the first day of spring which means the bees are coming back! In this print by Jacqueline May bees buzz around their honeycomb--a sure sign of warmer weather on the way. Explore the print in this #treasuresfromthevault:
Playing Favorites: Sydney Coyne & Anna Arter
At #fwmoa, staff are playing favorites and picking a work they love currently on display. Check out Education Intern Sydney Coyne's favorite work from the Scholastic Art & Writing Award Exhibit.
Art Term Tuesday: Atmospheric Perspective
An artist can use various tools to trick us when they need to transform a 2D canvas into a 3D scene. See how landscape artists like Homer Davisson and Dan Woodson use atmospheric perspective to show what's near, far, and everything in between!
Second Saturday Studio: Frametastic
Today in the #fwmoa #studio we're looking around the artwork at the frame. How does a frame help to show off an artwork? Learn how to make a frame to help your artwork shine!
Now on View: Higgins Glass
Higgins glassware was created as "an exclamation point in your decorating scheme!" Functional and beautiful, learn how Frances and Michael Higgins helped start contemporary studio glass by "trying to make what looks good--any time, any place".
Let’s Talk Shop: Avon Waters
Let's Talk (Outdoor) Shop with en plein air artist Avon Waters. Currently on display at #fwmoa in the exhibition "Indiana Waterways", Waters' walks us through his process of creating pastel landscapes that raise awareness about the beauty of the Midwest.
Art Term Tuesday: Censorship
Censorship in the arts is a tricky topic! One artistic program, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, remains censorship free, allowing creative teens to explore difficult topics and emotions, which allows us to connect with each other.