Chihuly at FWMoA

A spectacular glass chandelier is here!
 
A shimmering chandelier by the father of studio glass, Dale Chihuly, now has a permanent home at FWMoA and avaliable to enjoy now!

Picasso, Braque, and Léger: 20th Century Modern Masters

September 24-November 27, 2016
 
September 24-November 27, 2016 Focusing on the creative legacy of Georges Braque, Fernand Léger and Pablo Picasso, these artists are as familiar to the masses as their art is to the general populace. Each man had the will to persist, innovate and change the course of art forever. They suffered derision for their attempts, but with the passing of time, their importance was established in the evolution of art and remains so today.

Paroxysm: A New Body of Work by Crystal Wagner

August 5 - October 23, 2016
 
Wagner creates large-scale multi-textured paper sculptures cut and printed by hand whose complex organic forms in vibrant neon colors splash across walls and floors. Her prints include tantalizing designs of an imaginary, explosive natural world; vines, petals, and creatures emerge from her creations. For the first time, Wagner is debuting an entirely new body of work in this exhibition.

200 Years of Indiana Art from the Haan Collection

August 27 - October 23, 2016
 
The Haan Mansion Museum in Lafayette, Indiana is home to hundreds of works of art by Indiana artists. This collection has been built over the years by Bob and Ellie Haan, who purchased the glorious mansion in 1984 and have been adding to its grandeur with fine art and furniture acquisitions ever since.

FWMoA Calendar
OCT
06
Curator's Tour: The Haan Collection of Indiana Art 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. Tours are free with gallery admission. October: The Haan Collection of Indiana Art

OCT
08
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, discussions, and presentations all on the subject of natural hair, beauty, body, and spirit!

OCT
13
2nd Thursday in Paradigm: Joe Pelka Trunk Show 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 of the month will feature artist demonstrations, trunk shows, tastings, and performances. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends. October: Joe Pelka, one of Paradigm's most popular ceramic artists, brings all new work for this trunk show. Pelka's artistic inspiration stems from his desire to take something from the earth and create vessels that will be valued from generation to generation, and he is drawn to the hands-on connection to the art form. His lustrous finishes, vibrant glazes, and inclusion of natural motifs such as fish set him apart among his peers. Sponsored by Waiter on the Way.

OCT
18
Meet Me at FWMoA tuesday | 2:00 pm

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.

Upcoming Events
Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Family Celebration
October 30

This community-centered event and accompanying altar exhibit features traditional Mexican altars with sugar skulls, colorful tissue paper cutouts, and photos or personal items of deceased relatives to honor the souls of the departed. The Day of the Dead, an ancient religious celebration that originally honored children and ancestors, has evolved from a blend of Meso-American and Christian cultures, and those traditions come to life with this celebratory exhibition at FWMoA featuring memorials created by artists, families, and community groups from throughout the region.

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Fall Party
November 18

Celebrate Fall exhibits with a night of art, music, food, and friends! Enjoy gourmet edibles, cash bar, and live music. Sponsored by Pro Resources $5 members / $12 non-members Includes admission to all galleries.

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Curator's Tour: Robert Kipniss' The Whispering Light
December 01

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. Tours are free with gallery admission. December: Robert Kipniss' The Whispering Light

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2nd Thursday in Paradigm: Annual Jewelry Showcase
December 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. Each second Thursday of the month will feature artist demonstrations, trunk shows, tastings, and performances. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends. Our December tradition continues with the Annual Jewelry showcase with Susan and Steven Shaikh. Steven combines his knowledge of silversmithing and jewelry-making with Susan’s love of gemstones to create their art. They include a mix of both contemporary and modern aesthetic while acknowledging and utilizing a traditional Indian style of jewelry. Sponsored by Waiter on the Way.

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