Not sure where to start when talking about art? Pick two pieces and juxtapose them! Do they share media, time period, subject, or even artist name or nationality? What can we learn about the artist and their work by answering those questions?
While acrylic paint came to dominate the art scene after its inception, the pencil was wielded by Roman scribes, Vincent van Gogh, and contemporary artists today. How has it withstood the test of time? Learn more about this humble tool in this "Art Term Tuesday".
What is a curator? You may have heard that term used both inside and outside museums and cultural institutions. Today, we explore its meaning and different uses both inside the museum and outside in the digital world.
How do we know the history of an artwork? By checking its provenance! Learn more about how museum and collectors learn the history of their purchases in this "Art Term Tuesday".
How does an artist ensure their message is conveyed to their viewers? One way is by creating an impactful composition. This week's "Art Term Tuesday" explores the different ways artists' use composition to tell their story.
What is "inappropriate" in art? As a form of visual communication, art is susceptible to censorship, but should it be?
Synesthesia is a quirk of the brain, a personal and individual experience that the ones without find hard to imagine, as two senses are linked together, for example, color and sound. Learn more about how this effects artists work in this "Art Term Tuesday".
In this "Term Tuesday" we unpack the meaning of the word "portfolio", particularly how it differs from a series and why it's important to know when a work is part of a portfolio.
This week we discuss the idea of inspiration, where does it come from and where does it go? Come visit us here at the museum to see all the way artists are inspired to create!
A lesser known technique in printmaking, chine collé allows artists to print on delicate sheets of paper. Learn more about this process from Sachi Yanari-Rizzo!