Thank you!

Giving joy this holiday season!
 
Wow, we have the BEST advocates a museum could ask for and we are so grateful to each and every one of you who generously participated in #GIVINGTUESDAY! You are helping to make the heART of Fort Wayne vibrant by supporting top notch exhibits in the coming year.

The Mexican Mask Collection of Helmuth & Terrie Goede

November 23, 2019 - January 26, 2020
 
In cultures all over the world, masks have been worn to protect, excite, amuse, provoke fear, and symbolize social status. Perhaps nowhere is this tradition of masking as rich as in Mexico where masks have played an important part in the social, religious, and recreational lives of people since pre-Columbian times. This exhibition will feature over 200 masks from the collection of Michigan-based collectors Terri and Helmuth Goede, who have collected these masks over 30 years of travel to different regions of Mexico.

Theotokos: Contemporary Visions of Mary by Elly Tullis

November 30, 2019 - March 8, 2020
 
In this exhibition, Tullis has been inspired by the masters of art history to create over 30 contemporary acrylic paintings of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Though artists throughout the ages have depicted her as beautiful, history hasn’t recorded her particular features. In these paintings, Tullis explores the beauty of Mary through inspiration from history’s master painters as well as her own interpretations of Mary.

Margaret Burroughs: Faces of My People

December 7, 2019 - February 23, 2020
 
American artist Margaret Burroughs found her voice as an educator, poet, community organizer, and visual artist. She was an advocate for African American representation in public history, literature and art when its presence was limited or non-existent. Her poetry speaks of beauty in being black and seeks to instill pride and value in a rich, ancestral African heritage and African American history.

FWMoA Calendar
JAN
21
Meet Me @ 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.

JAN
21
Meet Me @ 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.

FEB
05
Dr. Mary Ann Cain Talk & Tour wednesday | 6:30 pm

Dr. Mary Ann Cain, Professor of English and Linguistics at Purdue Fort Wayne, will discuss the life and work of Renaissance woman, Dr. Margaret Burroughs, as chronicled in her recently released biography, South Side Venus: The Legacy of Margaret Burroughs. She will illustrate how the interconnections between Burroughs’ work as a writer/poet, educator, community activist, and institution builder informed her work as an internationally known artist. Free with museum admission.

FEB
06
Curator's Tour: Elly Tullis - Theotokos thursday | 12:15 pm

Curators will take you on a new gallery tour each month. From specialized and personal points of view, curators offer unique perspectives on all FWMoA exhibits. Free with Museum admission. In this exhibition, Tullis has been inspired by the masters of art history to create over 30 contemporary acrylic paintings of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Though artists throughout the ages have depicted her as beautiful, history hasn’t recorded her particular features. In these paintings, Tullis explores the beauty of Mary through inspiration from history’s master painters as well as her own interpretations of Mary.

Upcoming Events
260 Day in Fort Wayne
February 06

Be proud to live in northeast Indiana. 260 DAY celebrates the region covered by the 260 area code. The area’s retailers, restaurants, businesses and organizations have come up with fun & cool specials, deals & discounts – valid only on 2.6.20. On February 6, FWMoA will be offering $2.60 admission per person from 10am-5pm, and 26% off all purchases in the Paradigm Gallery.

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2nd Thursday: Date Night
February 13

Join us for 2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery, your opportunity to experience the fine art and craft from over 65 local and regional Paradigm artists in deeper ways. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends. Do something different to celebrate Valentine's Day! Enjoy current exhibitions, live music by cellist Jane Heald, Nothing Bundt Cakes “bundtinis”, and a specialty Valentine’s Day cocktail from the cash bar.

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Heather Day Residency
February 18

California-based artist Heather Day will be doing a short residency in the gallery space, painting a mural from February 18 through the 21st. Guests are invited to observe the artist as she creates a one-of-a-kind mural that will be on view for the duration of the exhibition.

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Meet Me @ FWMoA
February 18

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.

Learn More //
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