In this "Saturday Studio", we take inspiration from David Shapiro, an artist in our Archive, to paint without a paintbrush! Instead, stamp, stencil, scrape, and dig your paint into a beautiful artwork!
What is a curator? You may have heard that term used both inside and outside museums and cultural institutions. Today, we explore its meaning and different uses both inside the museum and outside in the digital world.
This "Saturday Studio" is all about printmaking! Using materials found in your kitchen, you can make prints to hang on your fridge or exchange with friends and family by following the steps in this video by Director of Children's Education, Alyssa Dumire.
Looking for a fun weekend activity? Our Director of Children's Education, Alyssa Dumire, takes you step-by-step in creating a kaleidoscope! Share photos of your creations with us in the comments!
How do we know the history of an artwork? By checking its provenance! Learn more about how museum and collectors learn the history of their purchases in this "Art Term Tuesday".
As we approach our 100th year anniversary, Sue Slick reads up on one of the founding fathers of the museum, Theodore F. Thieme.
How does an artist ensure their message is conveyed to their viewers? One way is by creating an impactful composition. This week's "Art Term Tuesday" explores the different ways artists' use composition to tell their story.
Synesthesia is a quirk of the brain, a personal and individual experience that the ones without find hard to imagine, as two senses are linked together, for example, color and sound. Learn more about how this effects artists work in this "Art Term Tuesday".
In this "Term Tuesday" we unpack the meaning of the word "portfolio", particularly how it differs from a series and why it's important to know when a work is part of a portfolio.
This week we discuss the idea of inspiration, where does it come from and where does it go? Come visit us here at the museum to see all the way artists are inspired to create!