Diving Deeper

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Join us as we take a closer look at some of the current and past exhibitions at the WFMA.

Diving Deeper: Color in Art, Color in Life

Primary colors have power, and artists often use this power in their works. Listen and watch as curator Danny Bills takes a closer look at a print in the exhibition by Roger Shimomura, recently acquired by the Museum Collector’s Circle. Shimomura’s prints are among the first artworks in the permanent collection by Japanese American artists. This print by Shimomura entwines complex global histories, with a powerful focal point created by color.

Diving Deeper: Color in Art, Color in Life

Have you heard the commercial printing term Ben Day dot? Listen as WFMA curator Danny Bills talks about the American Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein and how and why he purposely used these dots and other commercial printing methods in his art. You can see Lichtenstein’s prints in person in the exhibition Color in Art, Color in Life, through Jan 30. #MuseumFromHome

Diving Deeper: Let Me Show You This

The art in “Let Me Show You This” inspires us to think about how artists contribute to quality of life for all people through their creative efforts. Daily experiences are shaped by graphic design, music, architecture, art making, and more. The works on view in this exhibition are loaned from personal homes, where they contribute to the most familiar and personal of daily experience

Consider one aspect of the arts in your life. Without it, what would you miss most about it?

Using words or images, we invite you to share your story about what art means to you. #wfmaartstories