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Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 2018

February 10 - April 8, 2018
 
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards features the Gold and Silver Key winning art and writing by students in grades 7-12 from Northern Indiana and Northwest Ohio.

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.

ARTragerous Gala and Auction

March 2, 2018
 
ARTrageous is the art auction of the year! Featuring live and silent auctions brimming with art, jewelry, and travel and luxury packages; and a night to remember with top tier cuisine and live music, ARTrageous is the most unique cultural fundraiser in the city. This exciting and luxurious evening at FWMoA raises essential funding to help us continue to serve the community as the largest regional resource for the visual arts.

FWMoA Calendar
FEB
20
Meet Me at 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.

FEB
22
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.

MAR
01
No Curator's Tour Today! thursday | 12:15 pm

We're prepping the Museum for our annual ARTrageous Gala and Art Auction on March 2, so there will be no Curator's Tour today. We hope you will join us at the Gala and next Month for April's Curator's Tour!

MAR
02
ArtRageous Gala friday | 6:00 pm

ARTrageous is the art fundraiser and auction of the year! Featuring live and silent auctions brimming with art, jewelry, and travel and luxury packages; and a night to remember with top tier cuisine and live music, ARTrageous is the most unique cultural fundraiser in the city.

Upcoming Events
Meet Me at FWMoA: Hands-On Event
March 06

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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2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery: The Women of Paradigm
March 08

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. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends. March: It's International Women's Day, so we're celebrating the women artists featured in Paradigm by inviting them to share the stories of how and why the make their work. Plus, Julie Wall will offer hands-on printmaking and button-making experiences. Live music by Jess Flame Thrower.

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Curator's Tour: Kirsty Mitchell's Wonderland
June 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. June: Enjoy a guided tour through photographer Kirsty Mitchell's Wonderland series, larger than life fantastical and theatrical images created with Mitchell's skills in fashion design.

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2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery: Sculpture Garden Party
June 14

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. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends. June: Join us in the FWMoA Sculpture Court for a showcase of art fit for any outdoor gallery. Beautify your gardens this year with work by talented Paradigm sculptors!

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Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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Thursday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 12-5pm
Administrative Office Hours Monday - Friday: 8:30am-5pm
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