Summer of Glass

June 27 - September 13, 2015
Dale Chihuly, Azzuro Blue Persian, 2013, blown glass. FWMoA collection
A trio of exhibitions featuring Chihuly: Legend and Legacy, the 43rd International Studio Glass Invitational Award Winners, and Christina Bothwell: Spirit Into Matter. Sponsored by the Lincoln Financial Foundation.

Invisible College

July 11 - September 27
Adrian Falkner, "Untitled (dummy dove masala) 2015"
Invisible College explores the aesthetics of a movement that has devised its own course; one that has been largely defined outside of institutional contexts. Moving away from the standard art education model that demands graduate school, an excess of critical rhetoric and an art world careerism, these artists, many of whom are self-taught, have sought their own inspiration and voice instead, drawing on everything from popular culture and social media platforms, to street art, murals and graffiti. This group exhibition is co-curated by Andrew and Shawn Hosner of Los Angeles’ Thinkspace Gallery, and Josef Zimmerman of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. The exhibition will feature new and representative works by 46 artists belonging to the New Contemporary movement.

Dayne Bonta: Impressions at 88

September 5 - November 22, 2015
Rain, Geneva, Indiana II, 2009.
Dayne Bonta is a photographer based in Indiana who seeks to capture the moment when subject matter, light, color, and atmosphere blend into the sublime. Turning 88 on September 9th, this exhibition presents Bonta's impressions of life at this point in his career.

The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2015

Coming October 3
Invited artists include Nick Veasey, Ian Ruhter, Kirsty Mitchell, Gillian Laub, and Matthew Albanese.
The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2015 is a hybrid invitational and juried contemporary photography exhibition, anchored by invited artists Matthew Albanese, Gillian Laub, Kirsty Mitchell, Ian Ruhter, and Nick Veasey, as well as the work of dozens of talented photographers from across the country pushing the boundaries of the medium with adventurous techniques and original subject matter. Sponsored by PNC Bank.

Curator's Tour: Steve Linn and Robert Schefman 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. September: Steve Linn and Robert Schefman Sculptor Linn and painter Schefman exhibit together for the first time, their work sharing conceptual and formal similarities, yet intriguing differences. The most important similarity is their use of metaphor, that promises within the work, to make sense of a life lived, what Linn refers to as “documentary sculpture”, or the connections between lives, in Schefman’s paintings of fiction.

2nd Thursday: Porch Party at Paradigm with Diane Groenert thursday | 5:00 pm

September 10: Porch Party at Paradigm with Diane Groenert One of Fort Wayne's most beloved artists debuts her book of paintings of West Central homes, unofficial history, and information on the architectural styles and past owners of some of the most iconic homes in this treasured area of downtown Fort Wayne. Groenert will be selling and signing copies of her book that night, and we'll infuse the event with some favorite elements of West Central porch parties.

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown sunday | 12:00 pm

Enjoy free general admission! Special Exhibition tickets for the Summer of Glass at $5 per person still apply.

Last Saturday Dollar Day saturday | 10:00 am

Enjoy $1 General Admission per person! Special Exhibition tickets to see The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2015 ($5 per person) still apply.

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