Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts

December 20 - March 15
 
Highlighting Dance Theatre of Harlem’s 40-plus year history, this magnificent exhibition celebrates the history and art of dance with 25 costumes and accessories, set pieces, documentary video excerpts, historical photographs and tour posters; and includes four dramatically-staged ballets that are iconic to the company: A Streetcar Named Desire, Creole Giselle, Dougla and Firebird. Dispelling the belief that ballet could not be performed by those of African descent, Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem in 1969. It has since grown into a multi-cultural dance institution.

Hunt Slonem: Magnificent Menagerie

December 20, 2014 - March 8, 2015
 
Noted painter and preservationist Hunt Slonem focuses on the innocence and beauty of the natural world: the birds and the bees, the bunnies and butterflies, all populating the layered canvases that reference an abstract menagerie of the mind.

Sculpture in the 20th Century

January 17 - March 1, 2015
 
The 20th century was an age of experimentation with new ideas, new styles, and new materials. Within just a few years, traditional sculpture education would almost completely be replaced by a European-influenced concern for abstract design. The passion for abstraction brought on a quest for new materials that could be used for sculptural expression. Plastic, glass, stone, chromium, and welded steel were used, as well as boxes, broken automobile parts, and pieces of old furniture.

ARTrageous Gala and Auction

March 6, 2015
 
ARTrageous is the art auction of the year! Featuring live and silent auctions brimming with art, jewelry, and travel and luxury packages; and a night to remember with top tier cuisine and live music, ARTrageous is the most unique cultural fundraiser in the city.

JAN
31
Winterval saturday | 01:00 am

Celebrate winter with a visit to downtown Fort Wayne! The 4th Annual Winterval promises a full day of indoor and outdoor winter fun for all ages. Watch ice carvers create wonders from a solid block ice, and enjoy special winter events throughout downtown. At FWMoA, we'll feature our sponsored ice sculpture, present live music, cookies, and a live discussion with an accomplished, award-winning ice and snow sculptor. $1 general admission per person.

FEB
05
Curator's Tour: Dance Theatre of Harlem thursday | 12:15 pm

President & CEO and Chief Curator Charles Shepard will take you on a new gallery tour each month. From his specialized and personal point of view, Shepard offers a unique perspective as the visionary for all exhibitions at FWMoA. February: Highlighting Dance Theatre of Harlem’s 40-plus year history, this magnificent exhibition celebrates the history and art of dance. Dispelling the belief that ballet could not be performed by those of African descent, Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem in 1969. It has since grown into a multi-cultural dance institution. Free with gallery admission.

MAR
06
ARTrageous: Gala and Auction friday | 06:00 pm

ARTrageous is the art auction of the year! Featuring live and silent auctions brimming with art, jewelry, and travel and luxury packages; and a night to remember with top tier cuisine and live music, ARTrageous is the most unique cultural fundraiser in the city. This exciting and luxurious evening at FWMoA raises essential funding to help us continue to serve the community as the largest regional resource for the visual arts.

MAR
14
The Art of Hair saturday | 12:00 pm

You see my glory but you don’t know my hair story! In collaboration with Green Hair Revolution, this annual event invites the community to immerse themselves in celebrating their natural beauty by participating in a day of workshops, demonstrations, discussions, and presentations all on the subject of natural hair style and care.

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