This month we decided to highlight one of our children's books from the Learning Center, "Artists and their Pets", a fun biography of 20 artists and the pets who inspired them and kept them company. Also included: photos of the pets of FWMoA!
In preparation for the start of the Scholastic Art + Writing Awards, we are re-reading some of last years winners and discussing what this years emerging authors will choose to write about!
The relationship between painter Diego Velázquez and his royal subject King Philip IV of Spain over 35 plus years forms the basis for Amy Sackville’s Painter to the King, published last year. Read on to see how Velázquez revolutionized portrait painting and inspired artists in our permanent collection.
Love art but not sure you want to tackle one of the dense art history books we've highlighted previously on the blog? Exhibition catalogs are a great way to learn more about a favorite artist or artwork, without the information overload.
Interested in architects? Here in Fort Wayne we have a building, right next door to FWMoA, built by the famous Louis Kahn. Another, perhaps more infamous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright is the subject of this months "What We're Reading."
We don't just love looking at art here at FWMoA, we also love to read about it! Her "gateway" book from history to art, Katy Thompson delves into the world of art forgery during Nazi Germany in her summary of Edward Dolnick's 2008 hit The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century.