Full Spectrum: Paintings, Drawings and Prints of Julian Stanczak; Wood and Stone Sculptures of Barbara Stanczak

August 17 - November 24, 2019
 
Julian Stanczak is known by many as the pioneer of Optical Art, as he combines feats of geometric abstraction with amazing color performance, achieved by few others of the genre. And in this tremendous story of an artist is the story of another, his wife Barbara Stanczak, whose journey with sculpture travels to the far reaches of the natural world. This retrospective of Julian and Barbara Stanczak encompasses the life and work of two artists in visual conversation with one another.

Michael Estes Taylor: Voyage of Variations

September 14 - November 17
 
Science is the incubator for technology – and this work relates to this incubation as our technical world evolves: computers, cell phones, and artificial intelligence. These prints and glass objects address the future and ultimately beg the examination of more humanistic topics of scientific ethics and questions; how far can science go before it affects the human condition, such as the nuclear fission or beyond human consciousness to artificial intelligence?

47th International Glass Invitational Award Winners

September 14 - November 17
 
Organized by Habatat Galleries, this exhibition is the oldest and largest annual contemporary glass show in the country. Selected from an array of glass masters, this exhibition features the best studio glass artists in the world. In its 47th year, the invitational presents contemporary glass sculpture in the greater context of international influence with unconventional forms and processes.

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
 
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FWMoA Calendar
OCT
22
Write a Will Week tuesday | 11:00 am

Across the country, non-profits organizations are teaming up with volunteer attorneys to help people from all walks of life create a simple will. This service is offered at no charge to you if you designate a charitable gift to at least one non-profit organization. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is participating in this important nationwide initiative with appointments available October 22 from 11-2pm with Leah C. Good of Troyer & Good, The Legacy Law Office. Click "view full details" to learn more, or contact Ashley Stoneburner at 260-422-6467 with your questions!

OCT
24
Art Club thursday | 6:30 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.

NOV
05
Meet Me @ FWMoA: Hands On Event tuesday | 2:00 pm

A supplemental program for the participants of our Meet Me at FWMoA tours, this Hands On Event will use projects to explore themes of color, line, self-portraiture, and abstraction. The program is a partnership with the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter and is designed to provide individuals with an early stage diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other form of dementia a way to experience the visual arts in a way that meets their needs. 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. Individuals will not be able to participate in this program without calling the Alzheimer's Association to be pre-screened for an early-stage diagnosis and register for the program. If you have questions of FWMoA staff, please call Elizabeth Goings at 260.422.6467. This is a free program with appropriate RSVP

NOV
07
Curator's Tour: Glass Exhibitions thursday | 12:15 pm

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. November: Tour through 3 contemporary glass sculpture exhibitions, including "Michael Estes Taylor: Voyage of Variations", "Bertil Vallien: Vessels of Time", and "The 47th International Glass Invitational Award Winners." Tours are free with museum admission.

Upcoming Events
Write a Will Week
October 22

Across the country, non-profits organizations are teaming up with volunteer attorneys to help people from all walks of life create a simple will. This service is offered at no charge to you if you designate a charitable gift to at least one non-profit organization. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is participating in this important nationwide initiative with appointments available October 22 from 11-2pm with Leah C. Good of Troyer & Good, The Legacy Law Office. Click "view full details" to learn more, or contact Ashley Stoneburner at 260-422-6467 with your questions!

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Meet Me @ FWMoA: Hands On Event
November 05

A supplemental program for the participants of our Meet Me at FWMoA tours, this Hands On Event will use projects to explore themes of color, line, self-portraiture, and abstraction. The program is a partnership with the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter and is designed to provide individuals with an early stage diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other form of dementia a way to experience the visual arts in a way that meets their needs. 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. Individuals will not be able to participate in this program without calling the Alzheimer's Association to be pre-screened for an early-stage diagnosis and register for the program. If you have questions of FWMoA staff, please call Elizabeth Goings at 260.422.6467. This is a free program with appropriate RSVP

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Curator's Tour: Glass Exhibitions
November 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. November: Tour through 3 contemporary glass sculpture exhibitions, including "Michael Estes Taylor: Voyage of Variations", "Bertil Vallien: Vessels of Time", and "The 47th International Glass Invitational Award Winners." Tours are free with museum admission.

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Fall Party
November 08

Check out new exhibitions, groove with live music and enjoy appetizers and cash bar! Celebrate Full Spectrum, Glass, and more! $10 Members | $17 Non-members < Buy tickets at the link or at the door the night of the event. Silver Members and above receive complimentary admission and should RSVP by calling Capri Williams at 260.422.6467. Sponsored by First Federal Bank

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