Curator of Prints & Drawings Sachi Yanari-Rizzo interviews artist Peter Williams to discuss his work in light of the most recent examples of violence against Black Americans and the role of museums in fully engaging their communities.
Abstract artist Heather Day answers questions about her work, process, and her synesthia in this interview with Curator Lauren Wolfer.
An artist always hopes, at least implicitly, that her art will inspire a positive change in others. But does she hope or even expect that her work will change her? On January 1, 2019, painter Elly Tullis impulsively turned to the image of the biblical figure Mary for artistic inspiration, herself exhausted from the demands of motherhood. Over the next year, paintings of the Virgin Mary poured from her mind to create the Theotokos series now on view at FWMoA. In this interview, she shares with us her development as an artist since her childhood and what has happened to her as a result of this series.
Our Exhibitions Content Manager, Elizabeth Goings, sat down with Outlaw Printmaker Dennis McNett to discuss printmaking, Norse mythology, and the meaning of Outlaw art. Read the full transcription below or listen here: Goings: What do you think of your work or your style being described as “irreverent” or “outlaw?” Do you view it as a …
This Picture I Gift, Michelle Andonian’s series featured in The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2018, is a documentary series that illustrates the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide. The effects of the genocide are especially meaningful for Michelle because her grandmother, Sarah, somehow escaped the chaos before it was too late. Only 9 years old at the beginning of the genocide in 1915, Sarah survived the massacre of 1.5 million Christian Armenians and displacement of hundreds of thousands at the persecution of the failing Ottoman Empire.
This first interview with Cary Shafer while creating his work "Tilted Arch". Tilted Arch was commissioned by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art's and will be displayed in the Sculpture Court starting Fall of 2012. Cary Talks about his training, his career as we get a behind the scenes look at studio and his process.