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.

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.

FWMoA Calendar
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Curator's Tour: Summer of Glass 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. August Tour: All Summer Glass exhibitions at FWMoA, including Brent Kee Young's "Light and Line," "The World of Studio Glass," and "The 45th Annual International Glass Invitational Award Winners."

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Summer Party friday | 7:00 pm

Four times a year, we highlight current exhibits with a party that brings together art lovers of all kinds to enjoy food, friends, and music at FWMoA. A new take on the traditional opening reception model, these events are each a fusion of many diverse exhibits with specially designed decor and seasonal edibles from the area's top caterers. $8 Members | $15 Non-Members

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2nd Thursday in Paradigm: Glassblowing Demo and Trunk Show thursday | 5:00 pm

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. August: Celebrate the Summer of Glass with more of the well-loved glassblowing demonstrations with Fort Wayne glass artist Eran Park, and a trunk show of Mike Brumbaugh's and Matthew Paskiet's gorgeous glass sculptures. Sponsored by Waiter on the Way.

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Arts United Center and Exhibition Tour saturday | 2:00 pm

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art will host a combined tour of its exhibits, On the Pursuit of Perfection: The Legacy Architecture of Louis I. Kahn in Our City and Becoming Present: Louis I. Kahn and the Arts United Center. Tours will meet at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, located at 311 East Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, and are included with museum admission. Limited to the first 25 participants.

Upcoming Events
2nd Thursday in Paradigm: Glassblowing Demo and Trunk Show
August 10

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. August: Celebrate the Summer of Glass with more of the well-loved glassblowing demonstrations with Fort Wayne glass artist Eran Park, and a trunk show of Mike Brumbaugh's and Matthew Paskiet's gorgeous glass sculptures. Sponsored by Waiter on the Way.

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Arts United Center and Exhibition Tour
August 12

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art will host a combined tour of its exhibits, On the Pursuit of Perfection: The Legacy Architecture of Louis I. Kahn in Our City and Becoming Present: Louis I. Kahn and the Arts United Center. Tours will meet at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, located at 311 East Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, and are included with museum admission. Limited to the first 25 participants.

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Arts United Center and Exhibition Tour
September 01

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art will host a combined tour of its exhibits, On the Pursuit of Perfection: The Legacy Architecture of Louis I. Kahn in Our City and Becoming Present: Louis I. Kahn and the Arts United Center. Tours will meet at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, located at 311 East Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, and are included with museum admission. Limited to the first 25 participants.

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Curator's Tour: The Legacy Architecture of Louis I. Kahn in Our City
September 07

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.

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