Art is all about stealing: to accurately tell the story of American art, #fwmoa owns works that inspired American artists and movements, like these influential Japanese prints from the Edo period by Utagawa Kunisada.
Papier-mâché is an art technique you may have explored in your elementary school classroom. Today, we're looking at it beyond its role in the craft room and into the world of fine art, where its use is limited only by the creator's imagination.
Spring is in full bloom, and we're celebrating in the Studio by collecting real flowers to capture in a springy suncatcher inspired by glass artist Paul Stankard. Take a walk, choose your flowers, and gather some simple materials to create your own!
This week in the Shop, we visit mixed media and mosaic artist Peggy Schuning to see how she is both preserving and reinventing the ancient medium of mosaics through her contemporary abstract creations.
The cat is out of the bag...and the vault! As our curators work on the #fwmoa 100th Anniversary exhibition, they're unearthing treasures and dusting them off for display, including this small cast bronze lion.
Looking for a good read? Look no further! We at #fwmoa recommend Celia Stahr's new Frida Kahlo biography, "Frida in America". A story about the impact of place, Stahr focuses on Kahlo's time in America and its impact on her personal and creative life.
In love with the shape of art? Us too! We're continuing our discussion of the elements of design by looking at shapes and how artists use them, both through their canvas and composition.
Pop artist Andy Warhol is credited with popularizing the silkscreen technique, although it was discovered in China around 1000 AD! In the Studio, we explore this versatile printmaking technique with inspiration from Mexican-American artist Carlos Frésquez.
Bob Cross, not to be confused with Bob Ross, is a contemporary artist whose work stems from the simple notions of day-to-day life. Here, we get a peek into his process as he creates a painting, "It Started Like This".
You've CAT to be KITTEN me right MEOW! German artist Julius Adam's CAT-erific work is out of the vault and on display in #fwmoa exhibition "A Century of Making Meaning", and it's absolutely PURRfect! Learn more about "Cats" Adam in this blog post!