Stream of Consciousness: Recent Work by Bob Cross

On view through February 24!
 
Bob Cross is a painter, printmaker, and sculptor. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree at the Atlanta College of Art in 1981, and a Master of Fine Art Degree at Ohio University in 1990.

Stone Truths: Lithographs from the Collection

Opening January 19
 
Stone Truths: Lithographs from the Permanent Collection displays the wide range of styles possible within the realm of lithography. Contemporary artists are continually pushing the boundaries of the medium, adding their own flair and interpretation to its elements, and at times even combining it with other printing applications. Through each artist’s interpretation we’re given a glimpse into the versatility of lithography, and while each work of art has been crafted with the same basic technique, no work resembles another.

Reclamation: The Art of Lucien Shapiro, Ben Venom, and Ravi Zupa

Closing January 27!
 
Reclamation is the act of making something old or discarded new again. In one sense, others’ scraps are others’ choice materials, making something from nothing. The artists in this exhibition advance this idea by using what has been left behind and bring it back to life. The materials themselves are at the heart of this exhibition, representing individual ideologies of the artists. Shapiro, Venom, and Zupa each inhabit a gallery to explore and demonstrate this exhibition’s core concepts.

American Brilliant Cut Glass

New World Innovation from 1876-1917
 
This collection captures the unique beauty of American Brilliant Cut Glass, which first broke free from the dominant European glass market in 1876. For centuries, American glass makers fell short of the European standard, but with increased immigration to America in the 19th century, European artisans brought their expertise to the U.S., and American glassmaking began to thrive.

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FWMoA Calendar
FEB
07
Curator's Tour: The Fort Wayne Art School thursday | 12:15 pm

The curators of this exhibition, Sue Slick and Charles Shepard, will lead you on an engaging and lively gallery tour of "1026 W Berry Street: The Fort Wayne Art School." From their insider points of view, curators offer deeper insight into our exhibitions. Tours are free with museum admission.

FEB
14
2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery thursday | 5:30 pm

Join us for 2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery, your opportunity to experience the fine art and craft from over 75 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.

FEB
14
Yoga @ FWMoA thursday | 6:00 pm

Experience the beauty of art and the tranquility of yoga at FWMoA! Classes will be on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the FWMoA Auditorium. Participants must bring their own mats, blocks, straps, blankets or other supplies if they use these items in their practice. Please note, you will be asked to sign a health waiver to participate in Yoga @ FWMoA. Classes are $8 each for FWMoA Members / $20 each for non-members.

FEB
19
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. People who are interested in attending the monthly tours must be pre-screened through the Fort Wayne office of the Alzheimer's Association by calling 800.272.3900. Tours are free of charge for participants and their care partners and will take place the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m., each lasting about an hour.

Upcoming Events
Curator's Tour: Stone Truths: Lithographs from the Collection
March 07

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. Tours are free with gallery admission.

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Yoga @ FWMoA
March 14

Experience the beauty of art and the tranquility of yoga at FWMoA! Classes will be on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the FWMoA Auditorium. Classes are $8 each for FWMoA Members / $20 each for non-members.

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Print Room Talks: Lithography
March 20

In lithography the design remains in the same plane as the surface of the stone, unlike intaglio and relief prints. The design is drawn on the stone with a greasy material and then chemically fixed. The ink adheres only to the design. Artists such as Honoré Daumier and Alphonse Mucha are best known for their works in lithography.

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Art Club
March 28

The FWMoA Art Club is a group of teens who want to think bigger and bolder through their ideas about art and creativity by being part of a community of highly talented and motivated teens from across our region. The Art Club uses Group Dynamics, which allows the students to share their deep interest for the arts with like minds, use each other as a resource for brainstorming ways to improve their work, and it also raises the expectation of every student's capabilities. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art leads the group by exposing students to contemporary art, presenting sketchbook assignments, and giving students feedback on their work, all of which has greatly increased Art Club members' success with not only the National Scholastic program, but also in garnering college scholarships. The Art Club is open to any teen Middle or High School student interested in the visual arts. The Club meets monthly while school is in session. This is a free resource for students to enjoy.

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