Chihuly at FWMoA

A spectacular glass chandelier is coming soon!
 
A shimmering chandelier by the father of studio glass, Dale Chihuly, now has a permanent home at FWMoA and will be unveiled in early September.

Summer of Glass 2016

44th International Winners, Davide Salvadore, and Albert Paley!
 
The Summer of Glass is an annual showcase of the world's most brilliantly executed studio glass. This trio of exhibitions includes the 44th Annual International Glass Invitational Award Winners and solo exhibitions by glass sculptors Albert Paley and Davide Salvadore.

Paroxysm: A New Body of Work by Crystal Wagner

August 5 - October 23, 2016
 
Wagner creates large-scale multi-textured paper sculptures cut and printed by hand whose complex organic forms in vibrant neon colors splash across walls and floors. Her prints include tantalizing designs of an imaginary, explosive natural world; vines, petals, and creatures emerge from her creations. For the first time, Wagner is debuting an entirely new body of work in this exhibition.

200 Years of Indiana Art from the Haan Collection

August 27 - October 23, 2016
 
The Haan Mansion Museum in Lafayette, Indiana is home to hundreds of works of art by Indiana artists. This collection has been built over the years by Bob and Ellie Haan, who purchased the glorious mansion in 1984 and have been adding to its grandeur with fine art and furniture acquisitions ever since.

FWMoA Calendar
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Curator's Tour: Crystal Wagner's Paroxysm thursday | 12:15 pm

Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art Josef Zimmerman will lead you through a guided gallery tour of the Crystal Wagner exhibition, offering insider knowledge and a personalized perspective of this exhibition. Tours are free with gallery admission.

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Sound Series wednesday | 7:00 pm

A continuing series featuring experimental sound performances by national artists. In collaboration with Sacred Phrases This performance features Samantha Glass, Troller, and Metavari $8 adults / $6 students / Free for members Cash bar

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2nd Thursday in Paradigm: An Evening with Austin Cartwright thursday | 5:00 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. September: Painter Austin Cartwright is known for his large textured abstract paintings, each exuding atmospheric and geometric qualities. Cartwright will exhibit new work and be available for discussion on his fascinating body of work. He says, "A painting does not begin with the first touch of oil and brush to canvas. Instead, the painting begins with the cutting of wood, and tearing of cloth to be stretched and layered...As the body of the painting grows, so does its voice. The painter listens to this voice, and imposes onto the painting what he wants, but the painting tells him what it needs." Sponsored by Waiter on the Way.

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Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown! sunday | 12:00 pm

Visit 16 Fort Wayne museums and attractions for FREE on Sunday, September 11th, 2016, from NOON until 5pm! Pick up a Passport at any Kroger or Old National Bank location after August 15th. Discover exhibits, music, light refreshments, hands-on fun for the kids, and the Summer of Glass.

Upcoming Events
Sharing Hoosier History through Stories: T.C. Steele.. A Poet, A Philosopher, and A Painter
September 24

Told by Lou Ann Homan Presented by the T.C. Steele State Historic Site Part of the Sharing Hoosier History Through Stories series sponsored by the Indiana Historical Society and Storytelling Arts of Indiana This activity is a signature project of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, is made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission. In celebration of the Bicentennial, the Indiana Historical Society mounted an exhibit on T.C. Steele and published a Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition of its book, “House of the Singing Winds: The Life and Work of T.C. Steele.” To add another layer to the Bicentennial celebration, Storytelling Arts of Indiana and the Indiana Historical Society commissioned Lou Ann Homan to develop a story based on T.C. Steele. This story was premiered on April 29, 2016 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. With funding from the Bicentennial Commission and the Indiana Arts Commission this story will be told four times around the state. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is one of the four locations. T.C. Steele captured the essence of the beauty of Indiana through his paintings. Step back in time with Lou Ann Homan as she shares the story of life and loves of this extraordinary man who chose to live by his mantra, “Every morning I take off my hat to the beauty of the world.”

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The Art of Hair
October 08

You see my glory but you don’t know my hair story! In collaboration with Green Hair Revolution, this annual event invites the community to immerse themselves in celebrating their natural beauty by participating in a day of workshops, discussions, and presentations all on the subject of natural hair, beauty, body, and spirit!

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Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Family Celebration
October 30

This community-centered event and accompanying 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.

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Fall Party
November 18

Celebrate Fall exhibits with a night of art, music, food, and friends! Enjoy gourmet edibles, cash bar, and live music. Sponsored by Pro Resources $5 members / $12 non-members Includes admission to all galleries.

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