What do museums collect? Suzanne Slick discusses a rather unusual artwork in our collection, our Prancer Carousel Horse.
Kaitlin Binkley, Marketing Coordinator In the simplest of terms, a portrait is a representation of a person. A self-portrait is a representation of the artist themself, like today’s #selfie. There are many generalities associated with portraits, for example, generally, portraits include the face and the person’s expression. Generally, a portrait is more staged than a …
What artworks do you love? What artworks make you feel happy in your space? President and CEO Charles Shepard discusses our love of stuff, in particular, our visual stuff: from our kids fridge art to prints by well-known artists to what we find in a gallery or museum.
This week, our Treasure from the Vault and Art Term Tuesday come in one unique post! Learn about the importance of iconography in art as Elizabeth Goings uses one vault treasure and one work currently on display to break down this "stuffy" art term.
When curators are researching artists, they often stumble across other artists. Our Curator of Prints and Drawings, Sachi, tells the story of how she stumbled across Felrath Hines, a fine art conservator and painter!
Curious about influential Fort Wayne natives? Read on as FWMoA Collection Information Specialist Sue Slick uncovers the woman behind one of the Arts United Awards.
Feeling overwhelmed by all the art? Not sure what you’re looking at? Start by reading the label! Read on to discover how exhibition text, even in a visual space like a museum, can help enrich your visit!
Katy Thompson, Children's Education Associate This Sunday, February 17, emerging artists and writers from Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio will descend upon the University of St. Francis’ Robert Golds tine Performing Arts Center in downtown Fort Wayne for our Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Regional Ceremony. The Regional Ceremony, which honors students in grades 7-12, …
Exhibitions Content Manager Elizabeth Goings takes us on an art history journey discussing how art historians treat artworks with missing information. For example, how do we date a painting with no date? Read on to find out!
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards exhibition is held at FWMoA every year, and every year it gets bigger! Read on to find out how we tackle this exhibit that spans three galleries, includes over 700 artworks, and finds a way to showcase writing works in a museum setting.