A Year of Making Meaning: New Additions to the Collection showcases the highlights of works FWMoA has acquired in its permanent collection over the last two years. The artwork selected gives an overview of our recent focus in collecting. While we are always on the hunt for great works of art, our recent collecting focus includes contemporary glass, photography, and painting; all of which is shown in this gallery. This focus is tied directly to our strategic goal of growing the permanent collection with objects of diverse media and maker. This is only a fraction of what has been collected in recent years, as we continue to fill voids in our collection.
Another aspect highlighted in A Year of Making Meaning is the way in which we expand our collection. Acquisition occurs through gifts or donations from collectors, and purchases directly from artists, galleries, and auction houses.
Through these various avenues of procurement we have opportunities to continually make strategic purchases for the collection. As a museum we are committed to collecting, preserving, and presenting American and related art to engage and educate you, our audience. This exhibition allows us to share with you the numerous works in our collection that may not always be on public display. As our collection grows, we take pride in sharing our treasures with you and future generations of art lovers in our region.