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

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.

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 Kaitlyn Rulton at , or call 260.422.6467. 

In 2015, 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:

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

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation
Edward M. and Mary McCrea Wilson Foundation
Lincoln Financial Foundation
Steel Dynamics Foundation

Chapman Art Fund
City of Fort Wayne
Indiana Arts Commission
Mimi and Ian Rolland Family Foundation
Parkview Health
Sweetwater Sound, Inc.
Windgate Charitable Foundation

80/20 Foundation
Hayner Foundation
OmniSource Corporation
Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Suedhoff Family Foundation 

American Assn. of University Women Trust, Fort Wayne Branch
Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass
Barrett & McNagny
Beckman Lawson
Braun Wealth Management
Do It Best Corp.
Dr. Tim Bussick
Fort Wayne Art League
Franklin Electric
Galecki Financial Management
JH Specialty, Inc
Journal Gazette Foundation
Matilda Jane Clothing
MKM Architecture + Design
Old National Bank
PNC Financial Services
Rea Magnet Wire Co.
Star Financial Bank
Vera Bradley Wells Fargo Bank

Allen County Chiropractic Wellness Center
AWS Foundation
Blue Pony Digital
Cinema Center, Inc.
CMS Roofing, Inc.
Creative Framing & Maplewood Galleries
CS3, Donna Kessler
Custom Cartons, Inc.
D.O. McComb & Sons
Design Collaborative Inc
Downtown Improvement District
Ferguson Advertising
First Federal Savings Bank
Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corp.
Fort Wayne TinCaps
Glenbrook Family Dentistry
Greater Fort Wayne Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Hagerman Construction Corporation
Henry Electric
Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne
Kapp's Landscaping
LaBov & Beyond Marketing Communications, Inc.
Lebamoff Law Offices
Lupke Foundation
Martin Riley, Inc.
Mr. Robb Wilson / Inkworks
Northeast Indiana Holistic Nurses Association
Paint the Town Graphics
Pasture's Delights
State Farm Valentine White Xayarath
The Gypsy Vault
Visiting Nurse
Wayne PC Tech

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 tax benefits.

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 Kaitlyn Rulton at 260.422.6467, or email .

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
P: (260) 422-6467
F: (260) 422-1374