This week #fwmoa educators were inspired by abstract art, in particular, the collages of Carlos Mare, now on display. See how they reused old artworks to create something new, just like Mare!
What We’re Reading: Playing to the Gallery by Grayson Perry
The staff at #fwmoa has spent their summer reading, so we've got some recommendations. First up: Grayson Perry's "Playing to the Gallery" which helps us look at contemporary art--a genre of art that often leaves us asking: what am I looking at?!
Playing Favorites: Michelle Cano & Meggs
As we put the finishing touches on our newest installations in "The Art of the Skateboard", #fwmoa Maintenance Assistant Michelle Cano reflects on one of her favorite installation works that entered the permanent collection on a much smaller scale.
Playing Favorites: Lauren Wolfer & Tim Tate and Michael Janis
Staff at #fwmoa are playing favorites! A curator who works primarily with the permanent collection, Lauren Wolfer has many favorites (we won't tell the other works!). Her current pick? A new glass work by artists Tim Tate & Michael Janis.
Art Term Tuesday: Avant-garde
How do we classify avant-garde art? Not to be confused with an art movement, like Impressionism or Abstract Expressionism, the avant-garde are the innovative, experimental individuals who begin the movements we learn about in art history. Read on to find out when an artist can be called avant-garde and who decides!
Kadir Nelson: His Work and His Process
Interviewed and Written by: Fred McKissack As a painter, Kadir Nelson has illuminated subjects ranging from Negro League baseball in “We Are the Ship” and Joe Louis in “A Nation’s Hope” to Michael Jackson and the lives of African Americans in the sweeping epic “Heart and Soul.” At Pratt Institute—one of the country’s premier art …