Fort Wayne Museum of Art has served the Fort Wayne community and the northeast
Indiana region for over 90 years. With
no other public art museum closer than 90 miles, the Museum is a primary
regional resource for the visual arts.
Your support of the museum helps us be a leader in the vibrant cultural life of Northeast Indiana. With your help, we are able to bring 35 exhibits and service to 110,000 children and adults annually. Consider a gift to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art through one of the opportunities below.
Thousands of people each year enjoy our inspiring exhibitions, our growing permanent collection, and our exciting roster of programming for children and adults. Become a Member, and join them in experiencing all of the museum's exhibits and programs to the fullest.
Imagine you are a person who has not yet found a place for art in your life. Do you know where to go see it in our city? Have you discovered downtown Fort Wayne? And when you do drive downtown, do you choose to visit the museum? Will you feel at home in our museum's soaring galleries, enveloped by the atmosphere that many first-time visitors find intimidating?
I can think of two moments in the past year when I watched the discovery of our museum take hold in the lives of two first-time visitors. The first was last Spring, when we invited poets from the community to interpret the exhibition Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity through verse inspired by the exhibition. One poet in particular, a sixteen year old young woman, stands out in my memory. As she stood to read, she said, "I have only been to a museum twice in my life. The first was this week when I chose my artwork to write about, and the second is tonight." She then delivered an original poem that beautifully intertwined the art surrounding us and what she spoke.
And just last Fall, I joined the Day of the Dead celebration that brought 1,000 people to the museum to celebrate the traditional Mexican holiday that honors loved ones and the lives they led. An older man had come for the event, but as he stood listening to the spirited traditional music, he pressed his face against the gallery doors, eyes wide at the Contemporary Realism exhibition. He looked at me and said, "Can I go in there?" I felt lucky showing him our galleries for the first time, yet I asked myself why it was only his first time.
For you and I, the experience of art is part of our lives. But for so many others it is an entirely new and potentially transformative encounter. Help us continue to share the experience of our Museum with more people in our community and help enrich their lives. Your gift to the Museum's Annual Appeal is an investment in our community. Please give what you can, and know it will make a difference.
Charles A. Shepard III, Executive Director
Fort Wayne Museum of Art values its relationships with individuals, businesses,
corporations, and foundations in the region. Through a variety of meaningful
partnerships, the Museum has been able to present hundreds of programs and
exhibitions to thousands of people in the Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio region.
Sponsoring one of the many FWMoA programs, events, or exhibits can also inspire deeper engagement with many diverse types of audiences that experience museum programming. To learn more about the many sponsorship opportunities through the museum, contact Wayne Hall at email@example.com , or 260.422.6467.
In 2012, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art was able to contribute significantly to the cultural life of our community through the generous support of many sponsors, including:
|Barnes and Thornburg, LLP||IPFW|
|Barrett McNagny, LLP||Indiana Wesleyan|
|Beckman Lawson, LLP|
|1st Source Bank||Foundations|
|Cap n' Cork||80/20 Foundation|
|Chase Bank||Auer Foundation|
|CMS Roofing||Chapman Arts Fund|
|Comcast||Olive B. Cole Foundation|
|Crestwoods Frame Shop and Gallery||Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne|
|Custom Cartons||Cunningham Foundation|
|Design Collaborative||Dunsire Foundation|
|DKM Embroidery||English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation|
|Do It Best Corp.||Foellinger Foundation|
|Embassy Theater||Fink Family Foundation|
|Ferguson Advertising||Hayner Foundation|
|Fifth Third Bank||Lincoln Financial Foundation|
|First Federal Savings Bank||McMillen Foundation|
|Fort Wayne Metals||Clinton E. Newman Foundation|
|Fort Wayne Tin Caps||PNC Foundation|
|Mark Friedrich, DDS||Steel Dynamics Foundation|
|Grabill Bank||Schneider Foundation|
|The Gadget Girl||Smyser Foundation|
|Haines, Isenbarger, and Skiba||Wilson Family Foundation|
|Hylant Group||John and Gale Mann Foundation|
|Indiana Michigan Power|
|JH Specialty||Groups and Individuals|
|Kapp's Landscaping||James Bell|
|LaBov and Beyond||Glenn and Janellyn Borden|
|Lincoln Financial Group||Amy and Gregg Chappell|
|Lopshire Flowers||Designer Craftsman Guild|
|Lupke Rice||Fort Wayne Art League|
|Lutheran Hospital||Marcia Laker|
|Mathnasium||Pat and Mike Miller|
|Menchie's Frozen Yogurt||June E. Enoch|
|Morrison Kattman Menze||Shira and Michael Pacult|
|Mungovan and Sons||Dr. George Rapp|
|The News Sentinel||Jay and Sandy Shumaker|
|O'Daniel Automotive||Deborah and Michael Swinford|
|One Eleven Design||Julie Waterfield|
|Paint the Town Graphics||Beth and Tony Wolf|
|Rothberg, Logan, and Warsco, LLP|
|Tourkow, Crell, Rosenblatt, and Johnston|
|Wells Fargo Bank|
Leave a legacy for art
Members and friends may support The Fort Wayne Museum of Art in a number of ways beyond gifts made in their lifetime. This type of giving to the museum leaves a lasting impression on an organization near to you, and forever links your good name to the efforts of visual art advancement in Northeast Indiana.
A vast range of giving opportunities are available from outright gifts of cash and securities to life income gifts
and sophisticated estate-planning vehicles that have favorable financial and
The term "planned giving" refers to any major gift that involves financial or estate planning. Such gifts can provide important benefits both to you and to the Museum. The different types of planned gifts include bequests, life income plans (charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts), charitable lead trusts, gifts of life insurance policies, and gifts of tangible property, including art.
Planned giving is an impactful way of playing a role in the museum's long term vitality as the leading contributor to the visual arts in Northeast Indiana. The staff of the Museum Dvelopment Office can work with you and your advisers to structure a gift that best fulfills your charitable goals.
To learn more about the planned giving opportunities available to you, contact Wayne Hall at 260.422.6467, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Give to the collection, and give to the future
Each year, the Fill the Frame Fund helps us acquire new art, host new exhibits, and make the Museum's Collections more accessible to the community.
The Museum's permanent collection is a record of our time, visual artifacts reflecting our people's greatest achievements in vision, craft, and creativity. The objects held in the public trust are housed safely in the museum, each work carefully cared for and preserved for the benefit our community. In essence, the collections held at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art belong to the people of our community, and with your support, they will grow in size and scope for generations to come.
To give to this unique fund, start with the link to your right, or contact Wayne Hall at 260.422.6467 or email@example.com.
Overbeck Pottery, Jeanette Pasin Sloan; Nicholas Roosevelt, Samuel Williamson silver