Our resident Abstract Expressionism connoisseur Alyssa Dumire spotlights a new book on Helen Frankenthaler by Alexander Nemerov. Learn more about her and then visit #fwmoa to see her work, London Memos III, on display in our #100thAnniversary exhibition.
In the News: World Read Aloud Day
It's #WorldReadAloudDay! Listen to the FWMoA Volunteer Docents read aloud books from our Learning Center library and then make-up your own tales based on some works from our permanent collection!
What We’re Reading: ArtCurious by Jennifer Dasal
Are you an "art-is-boring" person? Don't worry, some of us museum people were too! Let Jennifer Dasal's book, ArtCurious, introduce stories of the unexpected, slightly odd, and strangely wonderful in the art world.
What We’re Reading: “Artists and their Pets: True Stories of Famous Artists and their Animal Friends”
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!
What We’re Reading: “The Best Teen Writing of 2019”
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!
What We’re Reading: Amy Sackville’s “Painter to the King”
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.
What We’re Reading: Exhibition Catalogs
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.
What We’re Reading: Finding the Wright Book on Frank Lloyd Wright
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."
What We’re Reading: The Forger’s Spell by Edward Dolnick
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.