The last time Willie Cole’s work was out on view in the Print & Drawing Study Center, a high school student walked in and stood transfixed in front of "Man Spirit Mask". He whispered, “Wakanda”. See how Cole, and the creators of "Black Panther", used motifs and forms from different African cultures to make their art--whether through a print or a film.
Art Term Tuesday: Diptych
Kids say the funniest things, and often employ newly learned words in unique ways! Read on to see how students on a tour inspired this "Art Term Tuesday" about diptychs!
What We’re Reading: Amy Sackville’s “Painter to the King”
The relationship between painter Diego Velázquez and his royal subject King Philip IV of Spain over 35 plus years forms the basis for Amy Sackville’s Painter to the King, published last year. Read on to see how Velázquez revolutionized portrait painting and inspired artists in our permanent collection.
Treasures from the Vault: Steiff Bears
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.
Art Term Tuesday: Transparent, Translucent, & Opaque
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.
Off the Cuff: Barbara Stanczak, Visions of Intuition
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".
Treasures from the Vault: John Hrehov
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".
What We’re Reading: Exhibition Catalogs
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.
Art Term Tuesday: Canvas
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.
Smart, Savvy, & Chic: The Design & Art of Michael Graves
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.