The only portrait Lincoln purchased of himself, by Alexander Hay Ritchie, captures a moment in the historical record: the first (private) reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. What can we learn about the past and how can we apply it to the present?
Martin Lewis, who would have celebrated his birthday tomorrow, is remembered for his realistic, everyday etchings of New York City. Take a look at this print from the #fwmoa collection, how has NYC changed? How has it stayed the same?
Sculptor and printmaker Marie Watt uses blankets as a means of expressing both the female experience and her Native American culture.
Before the Internet, artists had to seek each other out to learn new techniques and discover new art forms. Follow Sachi as she traces the life of Evelynne Bernloehr Mess, a Brown County artist who, unlike her fellow oil painters, wanted to make an etching.
“Winslow Homer: From Poetry to Fiction” opened at the museum on July 28, celebrating the engraved works of one of America’s most famous artists. Winslow Homer, a mostly self-taught artist of the 19th century, is well-known for his paintings and watercolors of American life and marine seascapes. However, Homer also created many engravings for Harper’s Weekly before his painting career took off, and a selection of those engravings are on view at FWMoA now. In honor of this exhibit, let’s explore what an “engraving” is in today’s Art Term Tuesday.