Staff at #fwmoa are playing favorites! We asked staff to pick their favorite work on display in the museum. Today, we're saying goodbye to Sheila O'Rourke, one of our Visitor Services staff, by looking at her favorite work by Bertil Vallien.
Famed watercolorist Dong Kingman knew he wanted to be an artist by age 5. Learn more about him and his art in this "Treasures from the Vault" from #fwmoa.
As the light fades from summer, October is a time for people to reflect on the unsettling subject of life and death which artists are uniquely placed to explore. Amanda Shepard reflects on these ideas through Martina Lopez’s art on view at #fwmoa.
Why is there a skull on a table with food, books, and globes? Vanitas paintings were reminders to wealthy patrons of the inevitability of death. But why?! Read on to see why this genre was popular in both 17th century Dutch society and contemporary art.
Trick or Treat! In the #fwmoa studio we're serving up tricks with our clay trompe l'oeil sculptures. Learn how to make your own clay, choose an everyday object, and then sculpt it to fool your friends and family!
What's in an artist name? Recently, #fwmoa staff held a lively discussion on the proper way to refer to an artist: whole name, first name only, or last name only. See how they defended their stance in this #perspectives.
A single pitcher sits on a shelf in this still life woodcut by Baynard that seamlessly melds stark minimalism with classic characteristics from Japanese woodblock. Learn more about his "less is more" approach to art in this post from Elizabeth Kilmer.
Calling all photographers! We're in the (digital) shop with Fort Wayne-based photographer John Gevers as he walks us through his post-production, or editing, routine on his work "Goat Island Light, Cape Porpoise, Maine".
How do art collectors choose what art they collect? A new installation at #fwmoa displays selections from Terry R. Myers' collection of Kaiyodo toy figurines. Read on to see how he got hooked on these small plastic objects.
We recently acquired some brand new treasures now on display in summer of glass at #fwmoa. Before they are placed in our vault, see how Mayme Kratz created her ethereal glass works.