What does an art movement look like when it's happening, and how can we know where it will go? Charles Shepard ruminates on the longevity of the studio glass movement and the role museums play in ensuring the medium in the annals of art history.
It's a special edition Tuesday Treasure from the (Glass) Vault! With so many recent acquisitions, #fwmoa curators are busy marveling over all the new and we thought to share a piece (or maybe two!) with you:
With our rotating galleries, it's not often the #fwmoa has a permanent installation like Howard Ben Tré's "Column 34" a few weeks ago! Read the account by #fwmoa President Charles Shepard to see how this glass sculpture found its home in Fort Wayne:
At #fwmoa we're celebrating a new acquisition: Spring Dawn Kimono by Markow & Norris. Read to see why our President made it his mission to bring this sculpture to Fort Wayne, and then stop by to see it for yourself this weekend!
Higgins glassware was created as "an exclamation point in your decorating scheme!" Functional and beautiful, learn how Frances and Michael Higgins helped start contemporary studio glass by "trying to make what looks good--any time, any place".
Following our centennial celebration, we at #fwmoa are thinking ahead to the next 100 years! As we usher in 2023, President & CEO Charles Shepard shares his thoughts on the future of #fwmoa:
There's a lot to see on a visit to #fwmoa, so let us point out a piece or two #nowonview to get your new year of art exploration started!
The siren song of glass is strong! Charles Shepard, #fwmoa CEO & President, details his surprise spring trip to Santa Fe to learn more about glass in anticipation of the new glass wing.
You might be thinking: What does an American art museum have to say about Swedish artists and glass sculptors? Turns out, quite a bit! See how Swedish design impacted American art in all forms in this post from Sue Slick, Collection Information Specialist.
Who designates works of art into a movement? It isn't art museum curators, but gallerists. Here, #fwmoa President Charles Shepard discusses the role of the gallery owner, spotlighting Habatat Gallery, the first to champion the work of glass sculptors.