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.
"I present Sharon, my beloved disabled daughter."

Sharon: Photographs by Leon Borensztein

March 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.

Generations: A View of Who Was Who

February 4 - April 9, 2017
 
A star-studded cast of African American artists through the generations, selected for their impact on each other and the art world as a whole. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art has made a conscious choice to collect art by African-American and other minority artists. This exhibit features specific works from the collection to contextualize the artists, their work in the stream of American culture as reflected by their artistic peers.

2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners

See the talent of tomorrow, today!
 
The Fort Wayne Museum of Art Scholastic Program, which features the Art & Writing Awards competition, continues to gain momentum. The FWMoA Program is one of only 26 Scholastic Programs in the country to offer the full Art and Writing Program and our region has grown to include 52 counties in Indiana and Ohio. Year after year, the winning students in our program go on to win numerous national awards.

FWMoA Calendar
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Second Chances Auction friday | 6:00 pm

Second Chances is an exhibit and auction to showcase real stories of the trials, failures, and successes of Blue Jacket clients and how they are earning their second chance at a life and career. This event raises essential funds for Blue Jacket, which is to providing training, employment, and vocational direction to ex-inmates returning to the greater Fort Wayne Region. Tickets are not sold through FWMoA and are only available at Blue Jacket's website at the link above.

APR
06
Curator's Tour: Generations thursday | 12:15 pm

Join Chief Curator Charles Shepard and exhibit curator and FWMoA Registrar Leah Reeder for an engaging tour of this exhibition, a survey of influential African American artists through the generations. Tours are free with gallery admission.

APR
08
Artist Talk and Tour with Timothy and Eli Archibald saturday | 10:00 am

Meet the father-son artist team that created the photographs for their book, ECHOLILIA, the inspiration for the exhibition of the same name at FWMoA.

APR
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2nd Thursday in Paradigm: Introducing Alan Larkin 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. Each second Thursday will feature something new. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends. April: Our newest Paradigm artist, Alan Larkin presents his fanciful and intricate etchings with this pop-up show and brings with him his printmaking tools of the trade. Says Larkin, "The effort to bring them to perfection can take weeks, but then they are so unique, and the experience of making them can be mesmerizing. The work can be as challenging as a crossword puzzle or as sensual as the tattoo on your lover’s back."

Upcoming Events
2nd Thursday in Paradigm: Introducing Alan Larkin
April 13

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. Each second Thursday will feature something new. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends. April: Our newest Paradigm artist, Alan Larkin presents his fanciful and intricate etchings with this pop-up show and brings with him his printmaking tools of the trade. Says Larkin, "The effort to bring them to perfection can take weeks, but then they are so unique, and the experience of making them can be mesmerizing. The work can be as challenging as a crossword puzzle or as sensual as the tattoo on your lover’s back."

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Meet Me at FWMoA
April 18

This monthly tour program is specially designed for individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other form of dementia. Tours are led by docents trained to effectively communicate with individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of dementia and are designed to be engaging for the individual and their care partners. People who are interested in attending the monthly tours must be pre-screened through the Fort Wayne office of the Alzheimer’s Association by calling 800.272.3900. Tours are free of charge for participants and their care partners and will take place the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m., each lasting about an hour.

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Curator's Tour: Expressions of Existence
May 04

FWMoA Curators will take you on a new gallery tour each month. From a specialized and personal point of view, curator Tiffany Street, with Chief Curator Charles Shepard, will take you on a guided tour of this exhibition. Tours are free with gallery admission. May: Expressions of Existence This exhibition brings together the work of artists who have forthrightly addressed, in varying ways, the effects of physical and mental disability on the creation of art.

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Curator's Tour: Robert Williams' SLANG Aesthetics!
June 01

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.

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