What does an art movement look like when it's happening, and how can we know where it will go? Charles Shepard ruminates on the longevity of the studio glass movement and the role museums play in ensuring the medium in the annals of art history.
With our rotating galleries, it's not often the #fwmoa has a permanent installation like Howard Ben Tré's "Column 34" a few weeks ago! Read the account by #fwmoa President Charles Shepard to see how this glass sculpture found its home in Fort Wayne:
At #fwmoa we're celebrating a new acquisition: Spring Dawn Kimono by Markow & Norris. Read to see why our President made it his mission to bring this sculpture to Fort Wayne, and then stop by to see it for yourself this weekend!
Following our centennial celebration, we at #fwmoa are thinking ahead to the next 100 years! As we usher in 2023, President & CEO Charles Shepard shares his thoughts on the future of #fwmoa:
The siren song of glass is strong! Charles Shepard, #fwmoa CEO & President, details his surprise spring trip to Santa Fe to learn more about glass in anticipation of the new glass wing.
If you know anything about #fwmoa President and CEO Charles Shepard, it's probably that he loves glass. Here, he shines a light on the magic behind the glass of sculptor/artist Wilfried Grootens.
Charles Shepard, #fwmoa President & CEO, takes us with him to the 2022 Glass International at Habatat Gallery in Royal Oak, MI to see what glass sculptors have fired up in this International Year of Glass.
They paid HOW MUCH for that work of art? For this "In the News", #fwmoa President & CEO Charles Shepard puts into perspective the Met's purchase of four van Gogh prints and what our print department chooses to buy.
Who designates works of art into a movement? It isn't art museum curators, but gallerists. Here, #fwmoa President Charles Shepard discusses the role of the gallery owner, spotlighting Habatat Gallery, the first to champion the work of glass sculptors.
Think you know the history of studio glass? Think again! FWMoA President & CEO Charles Shepard takes us back to 1962, where the contemporary studio glass movement got off to a shaky start, and how it eventually found its footing in the art world.