#fwmoa is always saddened to hear about the death of an artist, and Hung Liu is no exception. In memory to her, Curator of Prints & Drawings Sachi Yanari-Rizzo looks at Hung's works held in the Permanent Collection of the Museum.
It's time to go behind-the-scenes and into the vault! Just like all those movies that take place in museums, we have our own exciting tales at FWMoA. Sue Slick takes us on a journey behind the doors of FWMoA and into the historic storage spaces for art.
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.
As #fwmoa celebrates its centennial, we explore the term "acquisition" as used in museums and cultural institutions. Where do we get our art? How do we decide what art we get? What will we collect in the next 100 years?
Agnes Denes' lithograph gives visual representation to a probability formula, mixing the physicality of a pyramidal structure with the immateriality of an abstract, mathematical formula. Learn more about her thought-provoking work in this post.
In this "Off the Cuff", #fwmoa President & CEO Charles Shepard ruminates on why collectors donate their works to museums, and what it means to museums to hold these pieces in trust for them and the public.
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.