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.

Juxtapozed

April 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.

Chalk Walk 2017

July 8 - 9, 2017
 
Chalk Walk entertains, engages, and educates the 22,000 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). 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.

FWMoA Calendar
JUL
06
No Curator's Tour Today thursday | 12:15 pm

Join us next month on August 3 for the Curator's Tour of the Summer of Glass.

JUL
08
Chalk Walk 2017 saturday | 10:00 am

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. New for 2017: FWMoA will be charging admission to the museum July 8 and 9. Each Chalk Walk participant will receive a Family Admission pass for one-time use redeemable July 7 or 8, 2017, and FWMoA will offer free admission to the museum for anyone wearing a 3 Rivers Festival official 2017 button. There is no charge to visit the Chalk Walk event.

JUL
11
Arts United Center and Exhibition Tour tuesday | 1:00 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.

JUL
13
2nd Thursday in Paradigm: Glassblowing Demonstration 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. July: Celebrate the Summer of Glass with this annual favorite! Fort Wayne glass artist Eran Park will demonstrate live the time-honored techniques of glassblowing with his modern day influences.

Upcoming Events
2nd Thursday in Paradigm: Design Your Own Earrings with Ronia Krieg
June 08

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.

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Gallery talk and tour with Brent Kee Young
June 24

Meet Brent and learn how, and why, his work is created. Free with museum admission Brent Kee Young, glass artist and Cleveland Institute of Art professor emeritus, has been recognized by scores of museums, galleries, colleges and universities in the United States and Asia. His interests are in the ambiguous nature of glass and the sense of space and volume one can create with this art form. His current series, the Matrix series, are constructions of intricate and technically complex works he created by flame working borosilicate glass rods into layers of glass webs.

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Chalk Walk 2017
July 08

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. New for 2017: FWMoA will be charging admission to the museum July 8 and 9. Each Chalk Walk participant will receive a Family Admission pass for one-time use redeemable July 7 or 8, 2017, and FWMoA will offer free admission to the museum for anyone wearing a 3 Rivers Festival official 2017 button. There is no charge to visit the Chalk Walk event.

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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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