On the Pursuit of Perfection: The Legacy Architecture of Louis I. Kahn in Our CityApril 29 - October 15, 2017
During the mid-century, globally renowned architect Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974) envisioned the design for a chimerical arts campus where the Arts United Center and Fort Wayne Museum of Art presently sit. The Arts United Center, Kahn's only theater and the only building that was ever realized from his designs of the campus, dramatically exemplifies his numerous pioneering methods.
|"I present Sharon, my beloved disabled daughter."||
Sharon: Photographs by Leon BorenszteinMarch 11-June 11
Exhibited together for the very first time, Sharon is a heart-wrenching collection of 30 black and white photographic prints that meticulously trace the profound struggles internationally acclaimed contemporary photographer Leon Borensztein faced while raising his severely disabled daughter. It is a story of personal sacrifice, "... a keen examination of the many aspects of disability." This exhibit is presented along with ECHOLILIA and Expressions of Existence, forming a triad of exhibitions exploring the impact of disability on the creation of art.
JuxtapozedApril 22 - July 9, 2017
Juxtapozed, a collaboration with Los Angeles-based gallery Thinkspace, showcases the New Contemporary movement, widely considered the largest and longest running art movement in history. The exhibit celebrates the impact of one of its most enduring media platforms, Juxtapoz Magazine, and is presented in conjunction with a major retrospective of the work of its founder and most iconic trailblazer, Robert Williams.
Robert Williams: SLANG Aesthetics!April 22 - July 23, 2017
This exhibition shows recent work by an artist widely upheld as the godfather of the low brow and pop surrealist art movements, direct antecedents of the New Contemporary Art Movement. As both patriarch and Outlaw, Williams' enduring influence on the movement is undeniable.
A FWMoA Curator will take you on a new gallery tour each month. From a specialized and personal point of view, exhibit curator Josef Zimmerman will offer a unique perspective on Robert Williams' exhibition. Tours are free with gallery admission.
Join us for 2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery, your opportunity to experience the fine art and craft from over 75 local and regional Paradigm artists in deeper ways. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends. June 8: Be a jewelry artist for a day! One of our best-loved jewelry designers, Ronia Krieg, will bring beads for you to select and purchase, guiding you through the design process. Krieg will do the finishing at her home studio, returning with a unique set of earrings designed by you.
The final Epicuratorial Experience is an epicurean event that explores the curatorial journey of FWMoA to bring international studio glass to Fort Wayne. At this point in our glass journey, we conclude this dinner series with one last Epicuratorial Experience. Don’t miss the finale of the finest art and cuisine at FWMoA! The evening is specially curated with signature cocktails, fine cuisine, unique decor, and a private tour of the Summer of Glass before anyone else in the city sees it. Exhibiting artist Brent Kee Young will be in attendance and give a short talk. This experience is available only to Silver and above Members and donors to FWMoA of $1,000 or more. Tickets are $125 per person. Call 260.422.6467 to join at this level, buy tickets, or discuss your donor eligibility with one of our staff donor officers.
Join us next month on August 3 for the Curator's Tour of the Summer of Glass.
Join us for 2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery, your opportunity to experience the fine art and craft from over 75 local and regional Paradigm artists in deeper ways. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends. June 8: Be a jewelry artist for a day! One of our best-loved jewelry designers, Ronia Krieg, will bring beads for you to select and purchase, guiding you through the design process. Krieg will do the finishing at her home studio, returning with a unique set of earrings designed by you.Learn More //
Chalk Walk entertains, engages, and educates the 40,000 viewers who flock to see the spectacle unfold. The event is based on an Italian tradition of street painting that dates to the 16th century, known as i madonnari (street painters). Using pastels, artists may choose to reproduce existing artworks or create their own in their designated square. Held in conjunction with the Three Rivers Festival, Chalk Walk is truly a community event and draws on the amazing talents of area, regional and national artists. Individuals and families with no training in art are especially encouraged to participate.Learn More //
Exhibit curators will take you on a new gallery tour each month. From specialized and personal points of view, curators offer unique perspectives on all FWMoA exhibits. Tours are free with gallery admission. Join Chief Curator Charles Shepard and the Kahn exhibits' curator Tiffany Street for a tour of both Louis Kahn exhibitions at FWMoA.Learn More //
Celebrate the duo of exhibitions that tell the fascinating story of Louis I. Kahn's architectural journey in Fort Wayne, concluding with the completion of his only performing arts theater in the world, the Arts United Center. $10 Members / $15 Future MembersLearn More //