Searching for a way into abstract art, Associate Curator of Exhibitions Jenna Gilley ponders the process of Steven Sorman in this "Treasures from the Vault" post that looks at his work "after whom, before you".
Treasures from the Vault: Willard Leroy Metcalf
Heralded as the "poet laureate of the Northeastern hills", Impressionist painter Willard Leroy Metcalf is best known for his snowy scenes, a view Northern Indiana knows well this time of year.
In the News: Please Don’t Eat the Art
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.
Treasures from the Vault: Julius “Cats” Adam
You've CAT to be KITTEN me right MEOW! German artist Julius Adam's CAT-erific work is out of the vault and on display in #fwmoa exhibition "A Century of Making Meaning", and it's absolutely PURRfect! Learn more about "Cats" Adam in this blog post!
Curator’s Corner: Paintings
When asked: What is in an art museum? Most people's gut reply is: Paintings! Learn what makes up a painting and how art museum's practice preventative care and conservation in this "Curator's Corner".
Docent Dialogue: Discussing the Artwork of Heather Day
This weekend marks the closing of Heather Day's inaugural museum show at FWMoA. Due to COVID-19, we closed much earlier, so to mark the occasion we present to you our president and docents talking about her artwork to help continue the experience of this exhibition.
Treasures from the Vault: David Shapiro’s Archive
This week's "Treasures from the Vault" is a new installment titled "Treasures from the Vault: The Great Escape!" as these artworks will rotate on view for the next few months. Read on to learn why!
What We’re Reading: The Forger’s Spell by Edward Dolnick
We don't just love looking at art here at FWMoA, we also love to read about it! Her "gateway" book from history to art, Katy Thompson delves into the world of art forgery during Nazi Germany in her summary of Edward Dolnick's 2008 hit The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century.
“Just Some of the Things He Loved”: An Art Collector’s Gift to the Fort Wayne Art School
When the name Hamilton is mentioned in the context of Fort Wayne history, we tend to think of the famous female cousins – Agnes, Edith, Alice, Norah, and sometimes Jesse, but most are less acquainted with their cousin, James Montgomery Hamilton. James (1876-1941) was the son of Allen and Cecilia (Frank) Hamilton. Though his name is not as familiar, and details of his life are less known, his generosity and devotion to his boyhood home left a lasting mark on Fort Wayne and on our Museum.