The 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.

Giving Opportunities

Weave the fabric of our future. Consider joining the Thieme Society.

A number of long-time supporters of FWMoA have remembered us in their estate plans, and we invite you to do the same. To honor those who are planning a future gift to FWMoA, we have created a circle of friends known as the Thieme Society. Members of the Thieme Society enjoy special recognition (or anonymity) in donor publications and are invited to exclusive events at FWMoA. Theodore Thieme was a prominent businessman who owned a weaving company in Fort Wayne. He also recognized the importance of art to the community. 

In 1922, Thieme donated his home at 1026 West Berry Street, a collection of paintings and a generous sum of money to the Fort Wayne Art Association, thus creating the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Gifts large and small are essential to the long-term vitality of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. If you have a gift planned to the Museum in your will or estate, please give us a call. If you have any questions about how to make a planned gift to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, please contact Ashley Stoneburner at 260.422.6467.

Members of the Thieme Society enjoy exclusive, private events at FWMoA with CEO Charles Shepard, commemorative Thieme Society gifts, and donor recognition in FWMoA materials. Plus, naming rights are available at certain giving levels.

Members of the Thieme Society
Patricia Adsit
William Briegel
Janellyn and Glenn Borden
Williams Andrews and Vicky Carwein
Carol and Arthur Cislo
Sharon and Ben Eisbart
June E. Enoch
Mary Anna and Fred Feitler
Brenda and Steve Fishbaugh
Elizabeth Frederick
Patricia Griest
Leonard Helfrich
Nancy Malis
William McNagny
Paul Sauerteig
Nancy Stewart

Dear donor,

If you are ever worried about the pursuit of cultural experience in our country, take heart: the Institute for Museums and Library Services says there are approximately 35,000 museums in the United States. That's more than the number of Starbucks and McDonald's combined!

Of those 35,000 museums, the American Alliance of Museums awards accreditation to but a fraction of those museums–3% at last count. And the Fort Wayne Museum of Art is one of those accredited museums.

As the museum field's mark of distinction since 1971, accreditation offers high profile, peer-based validation of a museum's operations and impact. An accredited museum achieves excellence in everything it does, from mission-based programming to collections stewardship to organizational planning. Accredited museums serve their communities with culturally relevant programming to add quality to our standard of living and meaning to our lives.

Your financial support over the years has helped us reach this high standard and means the world to us. I call on you again to help us sustain this excellence as we continue to serve the community with nothing but the very best art experiences.

Please consider a gift to the 2016 Annual Appeal. Thank you!

Charles Shepard

Contribute a tax-deductible gift to our most important campaign of the year - and help the Museum reach more people in more places than ever before! All donors to the Annual Appeal will be recognized in the FWMoA Annual Report.

Give Here 

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.

Join Today 

The 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.

Contributing to 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 benefits of sponsoring FWMoA, contact Ashley Stoneburner at, or call 260.422.6467. 

In 2016, 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, private foundations, and some public funds*, including:

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne
English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation
Foellinger Foundation 

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation
Flora Dale Krouse Foundation
Indiana Arts Commission
Edward M. and Mary McCrea Wilson Foundation
Lincoln Financial Foundation
Steel Dynamics Foundation

Chapman Art Fund
City of Fort Wayne
National Endowment for the Arts
Parkview Health
Mimi and Ian Rolland Family Foundation
Windgate Charitable Foundation

80/20 Foundation
Marva Komisarow Foundation
Charles W. Kuhne Charitable Trust
Old National Bank
OmniSource Corporation
Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater Sound
Suedhoff Family Foundation 

1st Source Bank
Barrett & McNagny
Beckman Lawson
Beers Mallers Backs & Salin
Burt Blee Sutton Dixon & Bloom
Braun Wealth Management
Centier Bank
DO McComb and Sons
Do It Best Corp.
Fort Wayne Art League
Franklin Electric
Galecki Financial Management
Haines, Isenbarger, & Skiba
Haller & Colvin
Howard P. Arnold Foundation
Indiana Tech
JH Specialty, Inc
Journal Gazette Foundation
Martin Riley Architects
MKM Architecture + Design
PNC Financial Services
Rothberg, Logan, & Warsco
Star Financial Bank
Vera Bradley
Wells Fargo Bank 

*We are grateful for all gifts; however, only gifts of $1,000 and above are listed on our website.

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 Kaitlyn Rulton at 260.422.6467 or

Jeanette Pasin Sloan; Nicholas Roosevelt, Samuel Williamson silver

The following companies have committed to Corporate Membership with the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Benefits include membership benefits for company executives, discounts off employee memberships, free tickets to seasonal parties, and sponsorship exposure at FWMoA throughout the year. To learn more about joining this program, contact Ashley Stoneburner at 260.422.6467, or


311 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Gallery Hours Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 12-5pm
Administrative Office Hours Monday - Friday: 8:30am-5pm
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