Slow Art Day is this Saturday! You're probably thinking, what is Slow Art Day? Slow Art Day is when we challenge museum visitors to look at five pieces of artwork for 10 minutes each. Read on to see what Katy Thompson thought about as she looked at three of our pieces for 10 minutes as a preview to the big event this weekend!
Docent Dialogue: Kitchen Lithography with the Docent Corps
Still confused about creating a lithograph! Come along with the docents as they practice making their own using materials from your kitchen!
Art Term Tuesday: Avant-garde
How do we classify avant-garde art? Not to be confused with an art movement, like Impressionism or Abstract Expressionism, the avant-garde are the innovative, experimental individuals who begin the movements we learn about in art history. Read on to find out when an artist can be called avant-garde and who decides!
What We’re Reading: Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel
We at FWMoA don't just like to look at art, we like to read about it too! This month, Director of Children's Education Alyssa Dumire introduces us to a heavy yellow book by Mary Gabriel, Ninth Street Women. Read on to see how this book influenced her experience in our current exhibition of lithographs from our permanent collection.
Treasures from the Vault: Evelynne the Etcher
Before the Internet, artists had to seek each other out to learn new techniques and discover new art forms. Follow Sachi as she traces the life of Evelynne Bernloehr Mess, a Brown County artist who, unlike her fellow oil painters, wanted to make an etching.
A Horse is a Horse: FWMoA’s Looff Carousel Horse
What do museums collect? Suzanne Slick discusses a rather unusual artwork in our collection, our Prancer Carousel Horse.
Art Term Tuesday: Portrait
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 …
Off the Cuff: We Love Art More than We Know
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.
Treasures from the Vault: Defining Iconography with Guardabassi and Liu
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.
Treasures from the Vault: Felrath Hines
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!