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FWMoA Travel Membership
 
Fort Wayne Museum of Art members come from many neighborhoods and walks of life, but what connects them is their enthusiasm for cultural enrichment in their lives. When you join FWMoA, opportunities for experiencing the visual arts to the fullest unfold.

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.

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
OCT
03
Curator's Tour: Full Specturm thursday | 12:15 pm

Chief Curator and CEO Charles Shepard will lead you on an engaging and lively gallery tour of this exhibition, a retrospective of the work of Barbara and Julian Stanczak. Julian Stanczak is known by many as a pioneer of optical art, combining feats of geometric abstraction with dazzling optical techniques 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 of sculpture travels to the far reaches of the natural world. This retrospective of Julian and Barbara Stanczak encompasses the life work of two artists in a visual conversation with one another. Tours are free with museum admission.

OCT
04
Barbara Stanczak and Neil Rector in Conversation friday | 6:30 pm

Join Barbara and Columbus, OH-based collector Neil Rector in conversation about the life and work of the Stanczaks. Appetizers and cash bar will be offered starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members and will be available at fwmoa.org/rsvp or at the door the night of the event.

OCT
10
2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery: Gwen Gutwein Painting Demonstration thursday | 5:00 pm

Beloved Indiana painter Gwen Gutwein will do what she does best, paint live en plein air! Gwen has also developed new techniques with the use of products that can replace toxic petroleum solvents and mediums, and she will help you develop a green and clean studio for your painting future. Sponsored by Becker Consulting

OCT
15
Meet Me @ 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.

Upcoming Events
Barbara Stanczak and Neil Rector in Conversation
October 04

Join Barbara and Columbus, OH-based collector Neil Rector in conversation about the life and work of the Stanczaks. Appetizers and cash bar will be offered starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members and will be available at fwmoa.org/rsvp or at the door the night of the event.

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2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery: Gwen Gutwein Painting Demonstration
October 10

Beloved Indiana painter Gwen Gutwein will do what she does best, paint live en plein air! Gwen has also developed new techniques with the use of products that can replace toxic petroleum solvents and mediums, and she will help you develop a green and clean studio for your painting future. Sponsored by Becker Consulting

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Meet Me @ FWMoA
October 15

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.

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Print Room Talks: Roger Shimomura and Japanese Prints
October 16

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. October 16: Roger Shimomura and Japanese Prints Roger Shimomura is a contemporary artist who addresses sociopolitical issues of Asian America in his work, much of which is inspired by his personal diary. As a young child, he spent 2 years in a Japanese concentration camp during WWII.

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