Money, money, money! In this "Off the Cuff", #fwmoa President & CEO Charles Shepard illuminates the process of appraising artworks, or determining the market value for a work or collection of works.
"What'd ya get?" Is the question that follows any shopping spree, including ones undertaken by FWMoA President & CEO Charles Shepard for the museum's permanent collection. Here, he explains his process of acquiring new artworks for the museum, many of which are on display this week in our annual "Year of Making Meaning" exhibit.
FWMoA Collections Information Specialist Sue Slick details an interesting aspect of her job in this installment of "Historical Highlight": tracking down the correct spelling of a bequest in memory of a donor's mother-Carolyn, or Caroline, Randall Fairbank.
FWMoA's outdoor space features multiple sculptures, including one by internationally renowned artist Carl Milles. Taking a break from glass, President & CEO Charles Shepard highlights this bronze piece, easily visited on Museum grounds.
Just as many of us have recently emerged from quarantine in the past few weeks, so have various FWMoA "treasures" left the vault for your viewing! Read up on our "escaped" works and then view them for yourself at FWMoA!
Artist Steve Prince mixes historical and contemporary references to allude to specific historical moments, like the Greensboro Four, while including changes that allow the work to resonate today, including in the activism of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
In this post, Curator of Prints & Drawings Sachi Yanari-Rizzo discusses how museum curators research the works of art in a collection, from paintings to furniture, to meet the needs of each object and ensure the museums custodial mandate is met.
Sculptor and printmaker Marie Watt uses blankets as a means of expressing both the female experience and her Native American culture.
Juan Sánchez creates socio-political art inspired by his identity that combines photography, text, and appropriated images in a collage style to inform and educate.
In this "Off the Cuff", President & CEO Charles Shepard discusses the collecting strategy for FWMoA and how it adheres to our mission as a museum.