Shop Paradigm Gallery Online and In-store

Curbside pickup avaliable!
 
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, and she'll arrange pickup with you. 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.

Temporarily closed to the public

Until June 14, 2020.
 
The museum will close temporarily to the public as a precautionary measure March 18–June 14, based on Governor Eric Holcomb’s Stay at Home Order and as part of his phased reopening plan.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Museum

360 View of Current Exhibits
 
Take a virtual tour of the Museum and the exhibits currently on display, including "Here and Now," "Hope Dies Last," "Hidden Truths," the "2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards," and "Woolgatherers: New Paintings by Heather Day."

Articulate - The FWMoA Blog

Behind the Scenes, what we're reading, and more!
 
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!

Here and Now: A Survey on New Contemporary Art

March 14 - August 30, 2020
 
Here and Now is an exhibition of eleven artists who consistently contribute to the New Contemporary Art movement. Their collected works offer viewers a snap-shot of the genera as it develops within an accelerated media environment. The exhibition highlights the largest expansion of a style since postmodernism featuring works that subvert traditional art conventions by reappraising the place of craft, underrepresented creators and nontraditional mediums.

FWMoA Calendar
JUN
17
Print Room Talks: Kiki Smith 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. June 17, Kiki Smith Kiki Smith is a contemporary sculptor and printmaker, who is best known for her provocative works about the body.

JUL
02
No Curator's Tour thursday | 12:15 pm

Happy early Independence Day! See you in August for the next Curator's Tour: Salvadore Dali's Stairway to Heaven.

JUL
09
2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery: Glassblowing Demonstration thursday | 5:00 pm

Glassblowing Demonstration with Eran Park and Glass Trunk Show with Matthew Paskiet Summer is the perfect season to enjoy the heat of glassblowing! This popular event gives you more of the well-loved glassblowing demonstrations with Fort Wayne glass artist Eran Park, and a trunk show of Matthew Paskiet's gorgeous glass sculptures.

JUL
11
Chalk Walk 2020 saturday | 10:00 am

Chalk Walk entertains, engages, and educates the 40,000 viewers who flock to see the spectacle unfold. The event is based on an Italian tradition of street painting that dates to the 16th century, known as i madonnari (street painters). Using pastels, artists may choose to reproduce existing artworks or create their own in their designated square. Held in conjunction with the Three Rivers Festival, Chalk Walk is the largest community art project in the city!

Upcoming Events
Print Room Talks: Kiki Smith
June 17

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. June 17, Kiki Smith Kiki Smith is a contemporary sculptor and printmaker, who is best known for her provocative works about the body.

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No Curator's Tour
July 02

Happy early Independence Day! See you in August for the next Curator's Tour: Salvadore Dali's Stairway to Heaven.

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2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery: Glassblowing Demonstration
July 09

Glassblowing Demonstration with Eran Park and Glass Trunk Show with Matthew Paskiet Summer is the perfect season to enjoy the heat of glassblowing! This popular event gives you more of the well-loved glassblowing demonstrations with Fort Wayne glass artist Eran Park, and a trunk show of Matthew Paskiet's gorgeous glass sculptures.

Learn More //
Curator's Tour: Salvador Dali's Stairway to Heaven
August 06

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. The Salvador Dalí‘s Stairway to Heaven exhibit is comprised of illustrations originally made for two very different literary works: a 1934 edition of Les Chants de Maldoror, a prose-poem by Comte de Lautréamont, and a 1960 edition of Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy.

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Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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Thursday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 12-5pm
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