Fritz Scholder, a "non-Indian Indian", created works of art that moved past the stereotypes and romanticized versions of history. Instead, he presented Native Americans engaged in contemporary life, often using a Pop art style.
Samia Halaby expresses her myriad life experiences in her harmonious abstract paintings, simple compositions that are masterful in color. A graduate of IU, we take a closer look at her work in the #fwmoa collection, entitled "Mars".
Abstract artist Alma Thomas experienced a lifetime of firsts after she transitioned from educator to full-time artist. Learn about her achievements in this post from #fwmoa Curator of Prints & Drawings Sachi Yanari-Rizzo.
Our last bearded visage, in celebration of #noshavenovember, comes to us from Italian artist Guerrino Guardabassi. A pastoral peasant scene of an interaction between a friar and a flutist on a mountain road. #fwmoa
Works by unknown artists can be difficult to analyze. Today, we play art detectives to see what we can find out about this set of portraits in the #FWMoA collection.
To celebrate the beginning of "No-Shave November", we've combed through the #FWMoA collection to find the wildest, freest hair and beards.
William Merritt Chase. Robert Henri. James Abbott McNeill Whistler. What do they all have in common? Norah Hamilton studied art under them all! Learn more about this indomitable woman in this "Treasures from the Vault".
This week we look at an abstract screenprint whose inspiration is quite clear, and how we can look beyond the initial recognition to understand the artist message beneath.
Wendy Red Star creates familiar images and scenes of contemporary Native American life, often focused on the reservation, that displace the various misconceptions and stereotypes about her community.
To celebrate Labor Day, we're highlighting printmaker Louis Conrad Rosenberg, whose commissioned works of the construction of the Cleveland Union Terminal includes the workers who made the project possible!