Today the #shop looks a little different: we're looking at an artist collaboration! Helen Frost (poet) and Rick Lieder (artist) work together to create children's books about insects. Read on to see how their two separate creative pursuits come together.
The staff at #fwmoa has spent their summer reading, so we've got some recommendations. First up: Grayson Perry's "Playing to the Gallery" which helps us look at contemporary art--a genre of art that often leaves us asking: what am I looking at?!
As students head back to school, teachers are preparing their classrooms for a new year, and so are we! The #fwmoa education team is here to share some books they've added to their library this year, so take a look!
Looking for a good read? Look no further! We at #fwmoa recommend Celia Stahr's new Frida Kahlo biography, "Frida in America". A story about the impact of place, Stahr focuses on Kahlo's time in America and its impact on her personal and creative life.
It's #WorldReadAloudDay! Listen to the FWMoA Volunteer Docents read aloud books from our Learning Center library and then make-up your own tales based on some works from our permanent collection!
FWMoA educators and docents combed through their library of children's books to bring you a new series: "What We're Reading to You"! Watch the video and read along with us as we explore artists and make some art inspired by their work!
Are you an "art-is-boring" person? Don't worry, some of us museum people were too! Let Jennifer Dasal's book, ArtCurious, introduce stories of the unexpected, slightly odd, and strangely wonderful in the art world.
Today, we delve into a book about an artist and his work of art that inspired an artist in the FWMoA collection, currently on display in our atrium. Let us read to you "The Wonderful Towers of Watts" by Patricia Zelver!
This month we decided to highlight one of our children's books from the Learning Center, "Artists and their Pets", a fun biography of 20 artists and the pets who inspired them and kept them company. Also included: photos of the pets of FWMoA!