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".
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.
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!
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.
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.