ARTrageous Gala and Auction

March 6, 6pm
 
ARTrageous is the fundraising event of the year! Featuring live and silent auctions brimming with art, jewelry, and travel and luxury packages, this will be a night to remember with top tier cuisine and special surprises. This exciting and luxurious evening at FWMoA raises essential funding to help us continue to serve the community as the largest regional resource for the visual arts.

Date Night is Feb 13!

2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery
 
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. Sponsored by Galecki Financial Managment

2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

February 8 - April 11, 2020
 
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards features the Gold and Silver Key winning art and writing by students in grades 7-12 from Northern Indiana and Northwest Ohio. It has grown into what is now a model program for the rest of the country, exhibiting the best student artwork and writing of the region in the FWMoA galleries. The exhibition features hundreds of paintings, drawings, sculptures, graphics, photographs, mixed-media projects, and all genre of written pieces, each expressing topics that inspire creative teens today.

ARTICULATE

The FWMoA Blog
 
Have you ever wondered what it actually means to run a museum? How does Charles select work to buy for the collection? Who decides what makes it into an exhibition? What do artists really think about when they're creating? What are the funny, bizarre, exhilarating, and heartbreaking things that happen when a dynamic staff of 30 is trying to reach thousands of people through the one thing they all love? Find the answers and much more on our new blog!

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
FEB
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Heather Day Residency tuesday | 12:29 pm

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 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
19
Print Room Talks: Works by African American Artists wednesday | 2:00 pm

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. February 19: Works by African American Artists We will highlight works by African American artists in the permanent collection, including art by Willie Cole, Alison Saar, and Peter Williams.

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Bilingual Tours thursday | 6:30 pm

Launched last year, FWMoA partnered with the Fort Wayne-based Language Services Network to offer bilingual Spanish/English tours of our current exhibits! The tours are held at 6:30pm, are free and no RSVP is required. However, if you have questions, please contact the Language Services Network at 260.426.6764.

Upcoming Events
No Curator's Tour
March 05

There will not be a Curator's Tour today in light of the ARTrageous Gala & Auction on Friday. Please join us in April for a tour of the work by Francisco Valverde.

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ARTrageous Gala & Auction
March 06

ARTrageous is the fundraising event of the year! Featuring live and silent auctions brimming with art, jewelry, and travel and luxury packages, this will be a night to remember with top tier cuisine by Catablu and special surprises. This exciting and luxurious evening at FWMoA raises essential funding to help us continue to serve the community as the largest regional resource for the visual arts.

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2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery
March 12

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. Audrey Riley’s “Tops” Series Respected mixed-media artist Audrey Riley, known by many for her printmaking and encaustics, will present a pop-up show of her tops series. Recently, Riley rekindled her joy in drawing tops, a subject she explored in depth over 10 years ago through lithography, drawing, pyrography, collage, wood turning. In this show, she’ll offer a number of older works and newly finished pieces. She says, “A spinning top is the subject matter in these works and my metaphor for a person on life’s path. Like our lives, tops are born with a chaotic burst of energy and make a winding way to their imminent cessation. Their varying paths are much like our own; barreling straight toward a goal, aimlessly wandering, finding a groove and gaining momentum, or running around in circles. Sponsored by Excell Color Graphics

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Meet Me @ FWMoA
March 17

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.

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