Helmholtz: The Icon Returns

After a year of repairs, re-installation occurs September 12
"Helmholtz," by Mark di Suvero, before the June 16, 2013 accident
After nearly 30 years in Fort Wayne's Freimann Square, a drunk driver crashed into the massive sculpture Helmholtz on June 16, 2013, severely twisting the iconic orange steel I-beams, rendering the once majestic "bull" lifeless without major repairs made by Mark di Suvero himself. After more than a year of repairs, the Fort Wayne public sculpture Helmholtz will return to its location September 11-12, 2014. This exhibition chronicles the sculpture's inception, creation, tragic fall, and victorious return to glory in Fort Wayne.

CRB 2014

September 20 - November 30, 2014
Hubert DeLartigue, "OMG!"
Every two years, FWMoA organizes the Contemporary Realism Biennial, an exhibition of the most unique trends in realism by the most skilled and American and international realism artists. We are proud to contribute to the contemporary discourse of this traditional genre of art making.

Al Satterwhite: Fear and Loathing on Cozumel

July 5 - September 21, 2014
"Join Hunter and I as we take on Cozumel and beyond. It was the ride of a lifetime." Featuring over 40 never-before-released images from that week on Cozumel, this “diary” recounts the misadventures of one particularly memorable assignment by famed photographer Al Satterwhite.

Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft

September 13 - December 21, 2014
The Arizona State University Art Museum and Ceramics Research Center in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts present Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft, the first comprehensive museum exhibition to highlight their extensive craft holdings, including new international acquisitions in wood, ceramic and fiber. This exhibition and its accompanying catalog provide an international perspective on modern and contemporary crafts and the current level of innovation and experimentation in material studies.

Mark di Suvero: Man of Steel / A Discussion with Charles Shepard thursday | 06:00 pm

Charles Shepard heralds the reinstallation of FWMoA's world famous sculpture, Helmholtz, by internationally renowned artist Mark di Suvero. Shepard will present a discussion on di Suvero's career and the importance of this work in steel. Shepard will also address the concerns of those less appreciative of this sculpture and modern art in general, and how value is established and sustained in the greater art world.

FWMoA Sculpture Walking Tour friday | 02:00 pm

With Helmholtz back in its rightful spot in Freimann Square, it's time to take in the outdoor sculpture collection on the FWMoA/Arts Campus grounds. Join Director and Chief Curator Charles Shepard for the inside scoop on this collection, and learn specifically what public sculpture contributes to our shared surroundings. The tour is free, but regular admission fees apply if participants wish to visit the Museum's exhibits indoors. Plan to be on your feet for 90 minutes.

Art League travels to Art Prize saturday | 07:00 am

Join the ladies of the Fort Wayne Art League for an unforgettable trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for Art Prize! Your $65 ticket includes transportation, coffee and muffins in the AM, a boxed meal and wine on your return trip, and inclusion in raffle drawings for prizes! To buy your tickets, call Anne Donnelly at 260-485-7270. All proceeds from this trip benefit FWMoA education programs.

Patio Frame Sale saturday | 10:00 am

Stop by the south patio of FWMoA for a huge sale in front of Paradigm! We'll have beautiful frame stock in many sizes for sale, most under $20, as well as past FWMoA publications $5 and under and all sorts of marked down general merchandise from Paradigm.

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