Art Term Tuesday: Acquisition

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?

ATT: Art Nouveau

Can art really ever be new? Art Nouveau (New Art) tried! Explore the short-lived movement dominated by artists whose work we love today; then, come visit #fwmoa to see it on display! See Art Nouveau master Alphonse Mucha's posters until September 26.

ATT: Artisan v. Artist

Terminology is tricky; one wrong word and you can accidentally mislabel or offend. In the visual arts, language constantly changes to reflect the transformative nature of artistic style and movement. We explore this change in terms in artisan v. artist.

Art Term Tuesday: Muse

The muse is a time-honored tradition in the visual arts. Today, #fwmoa Exhibitions Content Manager Elizabeth Kilmer delves into both the historic use of the term and its place in contemporary visual culture.

ATT: Appropriation

Appropriation can be a fraught term in today's culture; however, without it, would we have the modern art we recognize today? In this post, we'll explore the different acts of appropriation and how artists borrow and transform responsibly.

Art Term Tuesday: Papier-mâché

Papier-mâché is an art technique you may have explored in your elementary school classroom. Today, we're looking at it beyond its role in the craft room and into the world of fine art, where its use is limited only by the creator's imagination.

Art Term Tuesday: Artist

Who is an artist? Is it anyone who creates? Or is it only those special few who make it their livelihood and find their works on the walls of a museum? Today, we delve into the definition of an artist in this #arttermtuesday from #fwmoa.

Art Term Tuesday: Line

A line is just a...line, right? Not at all! Today, we look at the multiple roles that the line plays in art, both starring and supporting. One of the seven visual elements of art, the line is where every artist starts.