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.
Curator of Prints & Drawings Sachi Yanari-Rizzo interviews artist Peter Williams to discuss his work in light of the most recent examples of violence against Black Americans and the role of museums in fully engaging their communities.
We've featured posts on creating a watercolor, but where did the medium begin? Learn all about it in this "Art Term Tuesday"!
As July comes to a close, so does #WorldWatercolorMonth. Before it ends, we decided to try our hand at a more realistic watercolor, inspired by FWMoA permanent collection artist Louis Bonsib, in the Studio.
Did you know July is World Watercolor Month? To celebrate, we took inspiration from Herbert Ferber's topographical abstract watercolor to create our own in the Studio this week! Where will your map lead?
What do you keep to remember your travels by? Artist James Hamilton, this week's treasure, painted his own postcards as souvenirs of his travels.
Paint is paint, right? Apparently, not so much. For years, I’ve read labels next to artwork citing the medium, or material, as “acrylic on canvas”, “tempera on canvas”, or “oil on canvas” without truly distinguishing between them. In this Art Term Tuesday, we dive into the particulars of paint, and why it matters to the artist's message.
Let’s start off with a question: when you, reader, go to a museum, what kind of art do you expect to encounter? Serious, dramatic works providing extensive commentary on social constructs relevant to the artist’s time period or works relevant to the present day? Well, those kinds of works will naturally be there, but how often do you hope to stumble across artwork that’s been created just for fun? If you’ve ever been in the mood for a more lighthearted art experience, today you’re in luck!