Treasures from the Vault: Claudia Bernardi

Claudia Bernardi’s experience growing up in Argentina influences the way she melds her interests in art, education, and anthropology. Creating art informed by her forensic work in areas of violence, Bernardi's featured etching and aquatint acts as a visual tool that is both beautiful and informative.

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.

Judging the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Writing

Katy Thompson, Children's Education Associate This Sunday, February 17, emerging artists and writers from Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio will descend upon the University of St. Francis’ Robert Golds tine Performing Arts Center in downtown Fort Wayne for our Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Regional Ceremony. The Regional Ceremony, which honors students in grades 7-12, …

Docent Dialogue: Docent to Docent, A Docent Double Feature!

Alyssa Dumire, Director of Children's Education If you happen upon a school tour at FWMoA, odds are you’ll probably see Michael leading a tour. In fact, if you got here from our blog’s home page, you’ve seen him there too! You’ll almost definitely find at least one of today’s featured docents leading any given school …

Art Term Tuesday: Texture

Every day we get visitors who let us know how badly they want to touch the artwork but know they shouldn’t. It’s true, the first rule of the museum is “Do Not Touch”, but artists use their skills to help people imagine how their art would feel through texture. Artists choose different materials to express different things, including how something might feel. Read on to learn how to discover texture in artworks without touching them!

Do You Get to Touch the Art? Working in a Museum: A Day with the Vice President and COO of FWMoA, Amanda Shepard

When people learn we work in a museum, the first question we often get asked is "What do you do all day? Do you just get to stare at art?". The follow-up question is, usually, "Wait, do you get to touch the art?". It often comes as a surprise, therefore, when they learn that many museum jobs do not include handling objects at all! Therefore, I sat down with Amanda Shepard, our Vice President and COO, to talk about her background, what her job entails, and if she is ever disappointed that she doesn't get to touch the art.