Lauren Wolfer, Assoc. Curator of Special Collections & Archives It’s spooky season! Are you still looking for the perfect Halloween costume? For this Friday the 13th, we thought we’d share with you some ideas from a handful of the over 1,000 prints gifted (!!!) to us by rock poster artist Chuck Sperry. In doing so, …
Discover millefleur, French for "a thousand flowers", an artwork that features a background of...take a guess...various small flowers and plants! Why would an artist choose this background? Read on learn more!
Has the artist achieved balance? Used to create visual stability, the balancing act of balancing a composition can be completed using various techniques. Learn how, and next time you visit #fwmoa see if the artwork is stable or liable to tip over!
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.
The recent resurgence of fiber art, a process traced back to medieval weaving of wall tapestries, has aided in its acceptance into the fine art world. What is fiber art? Read on to find out, and visit FWMoA to see fiber artist Claire Zeisler's sculpture!
Today’s treasure comes from one of FWMoA’s hottest artists, Chuck Sperry. Sperry has been on the rock poster scene for over 20 years and his unique style has resulted in legions of fans who flock to his gallery openings for the chance to purchase one of his sumptuous prints. The women he features are synonymous with fantasized beauty – full lips, mysterious expressions, lithe figures, and perfectly tousled red ringlets. Justice, the print in FWMoA’s collection, embodies Sperry’s oeuvre.
Exhibitions Content Manager Elizabeth Goings sat down with artist Chuck Sperry, whose exhibition All Access: Exploring Humanism in the Art of Chuck Sperry, is on display at FWMoA through December 9th, 2018. Listen, or read, as Elizabeth and Chuck discuss his early career as a cartoonist, his journey to printmaking and posters, his inspirations, and his interactions with his collectors from all over the world!