FWMoA is Open!

Visit us in safety and comfort.
 
The Museum has reopened to the public after following Governor Holcomb's Phase 4 plan. Visit us with automatic doors, clearly marked 6' spacing, and complimentary sanitizer.

Shop Paradigm Gallery Online and In-store

Come shop with us!
 
Starting May 19, the Paradigm Gallery is opening up to in-store shopping! We continue to offer online services as well! Browse our online "store", call Abby to place your order. We're stocked with Buddha Boards, children's art kits, creative toys, unique books, and more. Plus, if you're looking for that special something, Abby will guide you through our selection of jewelry, art, origami, wood-turned objects, and more from our 65+ local and regional artists.

Static Energy: Sculpture by Dale Enochs

September 5, 2020 - March 14, 2021
 
Static Energy: Sculpture by Dale Enochs brings together work spanning the artist’s decades-long career. Based in Bloomington, Indiana, Enochs has spent his career developing unique sculptural techniques that incorporate both figurative and abstract forms in stone and metal. Numerous influences including the body, the natural world, and Eastern spirituality and culture emanate from his work.

Posing Beauty in African American Culture

August 22 – October 18, 2020
 
Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet. Throughout the Western history of art and image-making, the relationship between beauty and art has become increasingly complex within contemporary art and popular culture.

American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection

September 19 – December 13, 2020
 
September 19 – December 13, 2020 Drawn from the collection of the Huntington Museum of Art, American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection features 41 elegant American paintings, originally from the private collection of Arthur Dayton and Ruth Woods Dayton. This exhibition showcases work from a transitional time in American art, approximately the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when artists abandoned the rigors of academic styles and subjects.

FWMoA Calendar
OCT
01
Curator's Tour American Impressionism 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. Drawn from the collection of the Huntington Museum of Art, American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection features 41 elegant American paintings, originally from the private collection of Arthur Dayton and Ruth Woods Dayton. This exhibition showcases work from a transitional time in American art, approximately the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when artists abandoned the rigors of academic styles and subjects.

OCT
03
Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos saturday | 10:00 am

This community-centered 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.

OCT
08
2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery thursday | 5:00 pm

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. 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. 2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery is from 5-7:30pm.

OCT
08
An Evening with Dale Enochs thursday | 5:00 pm

Meet Dale and learn about his impressive career with an artist lecture at 6pm. Enjoy cash bar and free museum admission. The event is limited to the first 40 registrants.

Upcoming Events
Bilingual Tour
October 15

Launched in 2018, FWMoA partnered with the Fort Wayne-based Language Services Network to offer bilingual Spanish/English tours of our current exhibits! Guests will experience an up close and personal discussion of our current exhibitions, and the tour will last approximately one hour. Due to current social distancing guidelines, we will be limiting the number of participants this year to 10 and a mask will be required. The tour is free but please RSVP to Raquel Aragon-Kline and the LSN at 260.426.6764.

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FWMoA Live with Dale Enochs
October 15

Join the artist and FWMoA Curators for a virtual conversation. This new program will give you access to artist discussions for free from the safety of your home. Simply visit the FWMoA Facebook page on this date and time and the live broadcast will begin around 7:00pm Eastern Time.

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Print Room Talks: James Rosenquist
October 21

Almost two thirds of the FWMoA permanent collection are prints and other works on paper. The processes and techniques of printmaking are vast and can be highly technical, making this medium both fascinating and mystifying for many. During Print Room talks we will examine examples of printmaking techniques up-close and learn about artists from the permanent collection, who chose to work with these different printmaking processes. Print Room Talks are led by Curator of Prints and Drawings Sachi Yanari-Rizzo. Pop artist James Rosenquist is best known for fragmenting images from the mass media and bringing them together in a montage to forge a new context. The museum’s lithograph Marilyn (1974) is a prime example. We will look at subsequent prints to explore the directions the artist pursued.

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Curator's Tour: Static Energy
November 05

Curators will take you on a tour of this exhibition. From specialized and personal points of view, curators offer unique perspectives on all FWMoA exhibits. Free with Museum admission. The tour is open to the first 12 registrants. The tour will also be recorded and available after the event.

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