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.
Time to bundle up! As the temperatures continue to drop, we're reaching for our gloves, hats, and, of course, scarves! Visit the Paradigm Gallery at #FWMoA to try on textile artist Amy Gunderson's scarves, created using eco-dyeing and leaves.
To celebrate the beginning of "No-Shave November", we've combed through the #FWMoA collection to find the wildest, freest hair and beards.
Happy Halloween! Looking for something spooky to do today? Grab a pumpkin and carve a jack-o'-lantern inspired by the #FWMoA collection.
FWMoA Collection Information Specialist Sue Slick takes us back to 1960s San Francisco and introduces us to the poster art of Bonnie MacLean, a woman working and thriving in the boy's club of music poster design.
Examining the various ways that artists employ trompe l'oeil, a technique that tricks the eye of the viewer, one core similarity remains: the works of art make us question the boundary of the painted world and our own.
This common decoration used during Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, altars is called cartonerías. Made with papier-mâché, they are an important part of the celebration of both life and death. Learn more about it and make your own!
"What'd ya get?" Is the question that follows any shopping spree, including ones undertaken by FWMoA President & CEO Charles Shepard for the museum's permanent collection. Here, he explains his process of acquiring new artworks for the museum, many of which are on display this week in our annual "Year of Making Meaning" exhibit.
Take a look at Joseph Pelka's individually hand-crafted ceramic vessels. Here, we share the process behind his decorative pieces, ones which he hopes will be passed down from family member to family member.
William Merritt Chase. Robert Henri. James Abbott McNeill Whistler. What do they all have in common? Norah Hamilton studied art under them all! Learn more about this indomitable woman in this "Treasures from the Vault".