What makes something collectible? In this weeks "Treasures from the Vault", we discuss some of the toys in our collection that you might be familiar with, Steiff Teddy Bears, and why they belong in an art museum.
If you've visited FWMoA lately, you've most likely seen some glittery glass artworks. Today, we discuss three interlinked terms we use to discuss glass and the way it glitters: transparent, translucent, and opaque.
Chief Curator, President, and CEO of FWMoA Charles Shepard writes on Barbara Stanczak's place in art history in this new installment of "Off the Cuff".
It's a small world! John Hrehov, an artist in our permanent collection and professor at Purdue Fort Wayne, speaks about his work and his relationship with former teacher Julian Stanczak in this "Treasure from the Vault".
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.
When looking at a painting, we tend to focus on the surface: the subject(s), the colors, and the brushstrokes. But what lies beneath that? Today, let’s canvass the canvas, a popular painting surface for artists.
What do whistling teakettles, swan-topped hotels, advanced wheel chairs, a cube-shaped house, and Indiana have in common? The answer, of course, is architect Michael Graves, an Indiana native son.
"Hey, I think that's a Friedel"! "A what?" This "Treasures from the Vault" post focuses on a lesser known Abstract Expressionist painter with a name you're sure not to forget!
Long before J. Ottis Adams, William Forsyth, Otto Stark, T. C. Steele, and Richard Gruelle were dubbed the Hoosier Group, they were a band of unknown but earnest young artists strapped for cash and eager for any opportunity to replenish the funds they had spent on years of rigorous art training in Germany. Teaching was one option for gainful employment. Learn more about the beginnings of art in Fort Wayne in this "Historical Highlight"!
An artist walks into a coffee shop and asks for “One medium, please!” The barista gives them a bucket of paint. Not what you expected? We’ve touched on this term in previous posts, so now we're delving into what medium means in an art context.