Unlike outer space, the concept of space as it relates to art is well-trod territory. Journey to the center of the composition with us in this #arttermtuesday!
What We’re Reading: “Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York” by Alexander Nemerov
Our resident Abstract Expressionism connoisseur Alyssa Dumire spotlights a new book on Helen Frankenthaler by Alexander Nemerov. Learn more about her and then visit #fwmoa to see her work, London Memos III, on display in our #100thAnniversary exhibition.
Art Term Tuesday: Acquisition
As #fwmoa celebrates its centennial, we explore the term "acquisition" as used in museums and cultural institutions. Where do we get our art? How do we decide what art we get? What will we collect in the next 100 years?
Saturday Studio: Makin’ Monoprints
We're going back to botanicals! Today in the #studio, we took inspiration from Michael Mazur's monoprint featuring sunflowers to create our own floral design. Learn how in this #SaturdayStudio courtesy of intern Claire Elliott!
ATT: Art Nouveau
Can art really ever be new? Art Nouveau (New Art) tried! Explore the short-lived movement dominated by artists whose work we love today; then, come visit #fwmoa to see it on display! See Art Nouveau master Alphonse Mucha's posters until September 26.
Saturday Studio: Paper Patchwork
This week in the #fwmoa Studio, we were inspired by the Gee's Bend quilters and their foray into printmaking with the Paulson Fontaine Press. Grab some paper scraps, scissors, and glue and design a paper patchwork quilt top with us!
What We’re Reading: The Art of the Con: The Most Notorious Fakes, Frauds, and Forgeries in the Art World by Anthony M. Amore
Looking for a Memorial Day (or weekend) read? We got you! Check out Anthony M. Amore's fast-paced chronicle of 11 separate cons that illustrate the ways in which the art world is susceptible to swindlers, grifters, and artists of all kinds.
ATT: Artisan v. Artist
Terminology is tricky; one wrong word and you can accidentally mislabel or offend. In the visual arts, language constantly changes to reflect the transformative nature of artistic style and movement. We explore this change in terms in artisan v. artist.
Saturday Studio: Bugging Out!
The #fwmoa Studio is bugging out over the end of the 17 year hibernation for the Brood X #cicadas. We're not buzzing with excitement, but we're marking their return by creating watercolor resist cicadas inspired by artist's Laurel Izard & Charlie Cummings.
Art Term Tuesday: Muse
The muse is a time-honored tradition in the visual arts. Today, #fwmoa Exhibitions Content Manager Elizabeth Kilmer delves into both the historic use of the term and its place in contemporary visual culture.