Just as many of us have recently emerged from quarantine in the past few weeks, so have various FWMoA "treasures" left the vault for your viewing! Read up on our "escaped" works and then view them for yourself at FWMoA!
Juan Sánchez creates socio-political art inspired by his identity that combines photography, text, and appropriated images in a collage style to inform and educate.
Here at FWMoA, we are super excited for spring and flowers, so much so, we chose this floral portrait of a woman by American Impressionist Robert Reid for this week's vault treasure.
In this special installment of "Treasures from the Vault", we examine the lithographs of Garo Antreasian, an American Armenian artist in recognition of Armenian Remembrance Day.
Throughout her career, Garcia’s artworks promote the visibility of immigrants and Mestizos, aligning herself with her shared namesake who told 1,001 tales to stay alive. See how she uses narrative to inform her audience about immigration in this post.
April Gornik's landscapes are purely imaginative, though they portray natural scenes. What message is the artist sending in this tumultuous, stormy lithographic?
Decipher the works of Warrington Colescott: witty, crowded, and full of current and historical references, all the while poking fun at fads, vices, politics, and even art history!
There are works of art filled to the brim with busy detail, while there are others so simple that you almost pass them by. At first glance, "Penelope" falls into the latter of these two camps. Look at a work that encompasses the idea of "less is more".
Today, when people think about becoming an artist, they might consider getting a degree from a university or an art school. There have been a number of self-taught artists who have received national acclaim, including Horace Pippin.
The sensationalist title of this post sounds like tabloid fiction, but it’s straight out of the life story of an artist whose work we recently added to our permanent collection. When the museum acquires new works for the collection, one part of the accessioning and cataloguing process is collecting the biographical information of the artist. It’s always interesting to add new artists to the collection and to learn about their lives and work. And, often, these stories are colorful, fascinating, and moving. Here’s one well worth sharing.