Celebrating a centennial is a big milestone that calls for some bold changes, like a new logo! For this "In the News", #fwmoa VP & COO Amanda Shepard describes the process of designing a bold new logo to lead the Museum into the next 100 years.
Looking to fill her unexpected free time during the pandemic, Natasha Mistak and her daughters took up macramé. Created through various knotting techniques, the artistic trio, known as OZ art, weave stories of family and nature into their unique designs.
Take a look at Joseph Pelka's individually hand-crafted ceramic vessels. Here, we share the process behind his decorative pieces, ones which he hopes will be passed down from family member to family member.
William Merritt Chase. Robert Henri. James Abbott McNeill Whistler. What do they all have in common? Norah Hamilton studied art under them all! Learn more about this indomitable woman in this "Treasures from the Vault".
In "Let's Talk SHOP", Paradigm Gallery Director Abby Leon spotlights local, regional, and national artists whose unique art and fine craft are featured in the shop at FWMoA. From jewelry, wood turned objects, and ceramics to hand-made apparel and accessories, all types of paintings, and photography, you're sure to find something that catches your eye!
A founding family of Fort Wayne, the Hamilton family left their mark here, there, and everywhere! Take some time to learn more about the history of our city, and the founding of FWMoA, in this post and its included resources!
In this discussion, Amanda Shepard explores the significance of the charitable gift, its uniquely American implications, and the limits of the English language in meaningfully describing what’s really going on when we part with our treasure.
On August 24 Amanda Shepard, FWMoA COO, was privileged to judge the purchase prizes for the Kekionga Plein Air Paint Out. Though we all make private judgements of art, the stakes go up when we in the art world must select public winners from a group of highly competent artists. But who is Amanda to judge? Find out why she picked what she did, and the methods she taps into for coming to her conclusions in this "Reality Check".
Ever gone to Middle Waves? What about Rib Fest? Or maybe German Fest? Or gone ice skating in the winter months? Headwaters Park is a mainstay in Fort Wayne events, big and small! Collection Information Specialist Suzanne Slick highlights the architect behind this beloved green space, Eric Kuhne. Read on to learn more about this local park.
What artworks do you love? What artworks make you feel happy in your space? President and CEO Charles Shepard discusses our love of stuff, in particular, our visual stuff: from our kids fridge art to prints by well-known artists to what we find in a gallery or museum.