A petition for Jeff Bezos to purchase and eat the famed Mona Lisa has recently made the news. At #fwmoa we believe art is best served to the public, and Bezos may not find the artwork as palatable to the stomach as it is to the eyes of the art world.
Staff at #fwmoa are playing favorites! We're asking museum staff to pick their favorite work currently on display in the museum. VP and CFO Ashley Stoneburner's current fave? A blown glass piece by duo John Littleton and Kate Vogel.
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.
To photograph or not to photograph, that is the question! Here, Director of Children's Education at #fwmoa Alyssa Dumire discusses the pros and cons of permitting photography in the galleries, and why some museums are more restrictive than others.
Staff at #fwmoa are playing favorites! A curator who works primarily with the permanent collection, Lauren Wolfer has many favorites (we won't tell the other works!). Her current pick? A mixed media work by Karl Zerbe, Girl with Blue Mask.
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!
This week is #NationalVolunteerWeek, and #fwmoa is celebrating by recognizing our amazing docents and their continued dedication to the museum throughout the pandemic. Want to join them team? Read on to learn how!
As #fwmoa continues to celebrate its 100th birthday, Collection Information Specialist Sue Slick highlights two men with indomitable work ethics who helped ensure the longevity of our museum: Albert Schaaf and Robert Feustel.
April is #NationalPoetryMonth, and #fwmoa is celebrating by highlighting two of our American Voices Nominees in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Poets Rylee Beltz and Elizabeth Newsom. Read, or listen to them read, their awarded works in this post!
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.