On the Pursuit of Perfection: The Legacy Architecture of Louis I. Kahn in Our City

April 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.

American Brilliant Cut Glass

New World Innovation from 1876-1917
 
This collection captures the unique beauty of American Brilliant Cut Glass, which first broke free from the dominant European glass market in 1876. For centuries, American glass makers fell short of the European standard, but with increased immigration to America in the 19th century, European artisans brought their expertise to the U.S., and American glassmaking began to thrive.

The Secret Rooms of Katja Oxman

July 29 - November 5
 
This exhibition is comprised of selections from the major acquisition by FWMoA of prints and printmaking ephemera spanning the career of Katja Oxman. With this archive, Oxman’s prolific career as an artist will be preserved and shared for generations to come through research, exhibitions, and education.

Becoming Present: Louis I. Kahn and the Arts United Center

July 22 - October 15, 2017
 
In union with On the Pursuit of Perfection: The Legacy Architecture of Louis I. Kahn in Our City, we are paying homage to one of the greatest 20th century architects and sharing the second chapter of Fort Wayne's Arts United Center: the building's role in our community from its completion in 1973 until now, a pivotal time for cultural change.

FWMoA Calendar
SEP
24
Art & Architecture Home Tour sunday | 1:00 pm

Tour the lovely homes and extensive art collections of Dr. Fred and Joanne Doloresco and Yvonne J. Boseker. The owners will be present and welcome questions about the houses and art collections. The tour is limited to 100 respondents. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased by September 10, 2017. Purchase your tickets at the "View Full Details" link below. This tour is organized by the Fort Wayne Art League in support of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

SEP
28
Art Club thursday | 5:00 pm

The FWMoA Art Club is a group of teens who want to think bigger and bolder through their ideas about art and creativity by being part of a community of talented and motivated teens from across our region. The Art Club uses Group Dynamics, which allows the students to share their deep interest for the arts with like minds, use each other as a resource for brainstorming ways to improve their work, and it also raises the expectation of every student's capabilities. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art leads the group by exposing students to contemporary art, presenting sketchbook assignments, and giving students feedback on their work, all of which has greatly increased Art Club members' success with not only the National Scholastic program, but also in garnering college scholarships. The Art Club is open to any teen Middle or High School student interested in the visual arts. The Club meets monthly while school is in session.

SEP
29
Kahn Exhibit Party friday | 6:00 pm

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 Members

OCT
05
Curator's Tour: David Shapiro, Knower, Actor, Seer, Doer thursday | 12:15 pm

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. October's Tour: David Shapiro: Knower, Actor, Seer, Doer

Upcoming Events
Art & Architecture Home Tour
September 24

Tour the lovely homes and extensive art collections of Dr. Fred and Joanne Doloresco and Yvonne J. Boseker. The owners will be present and welcome questions about the houses and art collections. The tour is limited to 100 respondents. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased by September 10, 2017. Purchase your tickets at the "View Full Details" link below. This tour is organized by the Fort Wayne Art League in support of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

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Art Club
September 28

The FWMoA Art Club is a group of teens who want to think bigger and bolder through their ideas about art and creativity by being part of a community of talented and motivated teens from across our region. The Art Club uses Group Dynamics, which allows the students to share their deep interest for the arts with like minds, use each other as a resource for brainstorming ways to improve their work, and it also raises the expectation of every student's capabilities. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art leads the group by exposing students to contemporary art, presenting sketchbook assignments, and giving students feedback on their work, all of which has greatly increased Art Club members' success with not only the National Scholastic program, but also in garnering college scholarships. The Art Club is open to any teen Middle or High School student interested in the visual arts. The Club meets monthly while school is in session.

Learn More //
Kahn Exhibit Party
September 29

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 Members

Learn More //
Curator's Tour: David Shapiro, Knower, Actor, Seer, Doer
October 05

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. October's Tour: David Shapiro: Knower, Actor, Seer, Doer

Learn More //
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