Agnes Denes' lithograph gives visual representation to a probability formula, mixing the physicality of a pyramidal structure with the immateriality of an abstract, mathematical formula. Learn more about her thought-provoking work in this post.
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.
A sculptor and printmaker whose pacifist works were condemned as degenerate art by the Nazi Party, Ernst Barlach's "Der Neue Tag" is one of many works we're highlighting that didn't make it into our year-long anniversary exhibition.
In the Studio we're exploring shape, color, and duality in our own (mini) mixed-media screens. They may not be large enough to divide a room, like Sorman's, but they’re great on a bookshelf--flip it around depending on how you feel that day!
FWMoA Collection Information Specialist Sue Slick takes us back to 1960s San Francisco and introduces us to the poster art of Bonnie MacLean, a woman working and thriving in the boy's club of music poster design.
Not sure where to start when talking about art? Pick two pieces and juxtapose them! Do they share media, time period, subject, or even artist name or nationality? What can we learn about the artist and their work by answering those questions?
April Gornik's landscapes are purely imaginative, though they portray natural scenes. What message is the artist sending in this tumultuous, stormy lithographic?
Happy April Fools' Day! To celebrate, examine this Norman Rockwell lithograph. Does anything seem odd? See how many curiosities you can find! Hint: there are 56.
Decipher the works of Warrington Colescott: witty, crowded, and full of current and historical references, all the while poking fun at fads, vices, politics, and even art history!
The sensationalist title of this post sounds like tabloid fiction, but it’s straight out of the life story of an artist whose work we recently added to our permanent collection. When the museum acquires new works for the collection, one part of the accessioning and cataloguing process is collecting the biographical information of the artist. It’s always interesting to add new artists to the collection and to learn about their lives and work. And, often, these stories are colorful, fascinating, and moving. Here’s one well worth sharing.