"With glass, everything is possible." As the #fwmoa studio glass collection continues to grow and expand, Collection Information Specialist Sue Slick explores the relationship between two of her favorites: Bertil Vallien and Ulrica Hydman-Vallien.
To celebrate this #IndependenceDay we examine why artists visually record both momentous figures and events in our history through Ray Johnson's screenprint, "Foot".
A petition for Jeff Bezos to purchase and eat the famed Mona Lisa has recently made the news. At #fwmoa we believe art is best served to the public, and Bezos may not find the artwork as palatable to the stomach as it is to the eyes of the art world.
Staff at #fwmoa are playing favorites! We're asking museum staff to pick their favorite work currently on display in the museum. VP and CFO Ashley Stoneburner's current fave? A blown glass piece by duo John Littleton and Kate Vogel.
Our resident Abstract Expressionism connoisseur Alyssa Dumire spotlights a new book on Helen Frankenthaler by Alexander Nemerov. Learn more about her and then visit #fwmoa to see her work, London Memos III, on display in our #100thAnniversary exhibition.
As #fwmoa celebrates its centennial, we explore the term "acquisition" as used in museums and cultural institutions. Where do we get our art? How do we decide what art we get? What will we collect in the next 100 years?
We're going back to botanicals! Today in the #studio, we took inspiration from Michael Mazur's monoprint featuring sunflowers to create our own floral design. Learn how in this #SaturdayStudio courtesy of intern Claire Elliott!
Today, #fwmoa is in the pottery studio with Joel Pisowicz! A graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Joel's handmade vessels are concisely executed. See how he does it in this #letstalkshop!
To photograph or not to photograph, that is the question! Here, Director of Children's Education at #fwmoa Alyssa Dumire discusses the pros and cons of permitting photography in the galleries, and why some museums are more restrictive than others.
Agnes Denes' lithograph gives visual representation to a probability formula, mixing the physicality of a pyramidal structure with the immateriality of an abstract, mathematical formula. Learn more about her thought-provoking work in this post.