When asked: What is in an art museum? Most people's gut reply is: Paintings! Learn what makes up a painting and how art museum's practice preventative care and conservation in this "Curator's Corner".
Off the Cuff: The Forgotten
"What'd ya get?" Is the question that follows any shopping spree, including ones undertaken by FWMoA President & CEO Charles Shepard for the museum's permanent collection. Here, he explains his process of acquiring new artworks for the museum, many of which are on display this week in our annual "Year of Making Meaning" exhibit.
Curator’s Corner: Protecting What You Have–The Environment
How do museums keep their art safe? How can you keep your art at home safe? Learn from our Curator of Prints & Drawings, Sachi Yanari-Rizzo, all about preventative conservation and how we ensure our art stays as perfect as possible!
Curator’s Corner: Researching Artworks & Artists
In this post, Curator of Prints & Drawings Sachi Yanari-Rizzo discusses how museum curators research the works of art in a collection, from paintings to furniture, to meet the needs of each object and ensure the museums custodial mandate is met.
Spotlight on Lighting: How the Art Gets Lit
Very rarely do people walk into an art gallery or museum and say, “Wow, look at the lighting on that!” despite it making the art the star of the exhibit. Understanding the way a piece of art is lit can help the viewer better appreciate the artwork, so let’s shine some light (pun intended) on the technical side of things today.
What We’re Reading: Exhibition Catalogs
Love art but not sure you want to tackle one of the dense art history books we've highlighted previously on the blog? Exhibition catalogs are a great way to learn more about a favorite artist or artwork, without the information overload.