Treasures from the Vault: Agnes Denes

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.

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: Sorman’s Screen

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!

Art Term Tuesday: Juxtaposition

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?

John Liggett Meigs: Kidnapped Baby Becomes Hawaiian Shirt Designer, Sketches Apollo 11 Launch!

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.