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.
A "portraitist of American cities", Yvonne Jacquette, who passed in April, found inspiration in the sky, creating panoramic prints of oblique city and countryside views, like the one discussed here by Sachi Yanari-Rizzo in the #fwmoa collection.
A delicate wineglass created a century ago in Murano may hold more than a fine Italian wine, like the tale of the maestro who created it from sand, soda, and fire. Learn the story of our newly acquired Cappellin glass in this blot post by Sue Slick!
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:
After sending #fwmoa Education Intern Bayan Yunis to the galleries to pick a favorite, we pointed her to the vault to find a treasure that caught her artistic eye. See which photograph she chose and learn more about photographer Phyllis Galembo:
What does a contemporary installation piece by Lucien Shapiro and Barbie have in common? Other than being available for your visual consumption...Assoc. Curator of Exhibitions Jenna Gilley breaks it down in this #nowonview at #fwmoa:
At #fwmoa, staff are playing favorites and picking a work they love currently on display. Check out Education Intern Bayan Yunis' favorite in the recently opened "Transformed Spaces".
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:
Nicky Nojoumi's works address the global structures of power, which extend beyond geographical boundaries and national histories. Learn more about his print from his time at Landfall Press here:
"What does Independence mean to me?" Look closely at Audrey Flack's still life commissioned for the 1976 Bicentennial. Can you see her answer?