All Access: Exploring Humanism in the Art of Chuck Sperry

Now Open!
 
Celebrate opening weekend of this exhibit and Litmus Test: Works on Paper from the Psychedelic Era with live music, cash bar, appetizers, and face time with the one and only Chuck Sperry!

Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar

September 29, 2018 - January 6, 2019
 
The guitar has been a signature element of world culture for more than 500 years. As the guitar’s ancestors evolved over centuries from the earliest ouds and lutes, guitar makers experimented with shapes, materials, and accessories, seeking the perfect blend of beauty and sound. Spanning centuries of design and craftsmanship, the exhibition takes visitors through the history of an object that is one of the most recognizable items on the planet.

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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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!

FWMoA Calendar
NOV
21
Print Room Talks: Silkscreen wednesday | 2:00 pm

Silkscreen (also known as screen print and serigraph) is a process in which a screen is masked by a stencil to produce the design. The artists uses a squeegee to pull the ink across the screen, forcing the ink through the mesh and transferring to the paper below. Among the artists on view will be Pop artists Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol, who popularized silkscreen prints in the 1960s.

NOV
29
Art Club thursday | 5:00 pm

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.

DEC
06
Curator's Tour: Medieval to Metal thursday | 12:15 pm

This month, we invited a special guest to give the tour! Sweetwater Sound Senior Sales Engineer Greg Baum will lead you on an engaging and lively gallery tour through this exhibition. From his specialized and personal point of view, Baum offers a unique perspective on this phenomenal exhibition. Tours are free with gallery admission. December tour: Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar

DEC
08
The Art of Giftwrapping saturday | 1:00 pm

presented by Julie Wall, owner of the HEDGE In this workshop, participants will learn 3 unique styles of gift wrapping and are encouraged to bring gifts with them to wrap. All materials will be included, such as the wrapping paper, tape, scissors, ribbon, greenery, etc. $85 Museum members / $100 non-members

Upcoming Events
Print Room Talks: Silkscreen
November 21

Silkscreen (also known as screen print and serigraph) is a process in which a screen is masked by a stencil to produce the design. The artists uses a squeegee to pull the ink across the screen, forcing the ink through the mesh and transferring to the paper below. Among the artists on view will be Pop artists Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol, who popularized silkscreen prints in the 1960s.

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Art Club
November 29

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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Curator's Tour: Medieval to Metal
December 06

This month, we invited a special guest to give the tour! Sweetwater Sound Senior Sales Engineer Greg Baum will lead you on an engaging and lively gallery tour through this exhibition. From his specialized and personal point of view, Baum offers a unique perspective on this phenomenal exhibition. Tours are free with gallery admission. December tour: Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar

Learn More //
The Art of Giftwrapping
December 08

presented by Julie Wall, owner of the HEDGE In this workshop, participants will learn 3 unique styles of gift wrapping and are encouraged to bring gifts with them to wrap. All materials will be included, such as the wrapping paper, tape, scissors, ribbon, greenery, etc. $85 Museum members / $100 non-members

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