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Giving joy this holiday season!
 
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The Mexican Mask Collection of Helmuth & Terrie Goede

November 23, 2019 - January 26, 2020
 
In cultures all over the world, masks have been worn to protect, excite, amuse, provoke fear, and symbolize social status. Perhaps nowhere is this tradition of masking as rich as in Mexico where masks have played an important part in the social, religious, and recreational lives of people since pre-Columbian times. This exhibition will feature over 200 masks from the collection of Michigan-based collectors Terri and Helmuth Goede, who have collected these masks over 30 years of travel to different regions of Mexico.

Theotokos: Contemporary Visions of Mary by Elly Tullis

November 30, 2019 - March 8, 2020
 
In this exhibition, Tullis has been inspired by the masters of art history to create over 30 contemporary acrylic paintings of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Though artists throughout the ages have depicted her as beautiful, history hasn’t recorded her particular features. In these paintings, Tullis explores the beauty of Mary through inspiration from history’s master painters as well as her own interpretations of Mary.

Margaret Burroughs: Faces of My People

December 7, 2019 - February 23, 2020
 
American artist Margaret Burroughs found her voice as an educator, poet, community organizer, and visual artist. She was an advocate for African American representation in public history, literature and art when its presence was limited or non-existent. Her poetry speaks of beauty in being black and seeks to instill pride and value in a rich, ancestral African heritage and African American history.

FWMoA Calendar
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2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery: Bauble Party thursday | 5:00 pm

Join us for 2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery, your opportunity to experience the fine art and craft from over 65 local and regional Paradigm artists in deeper ways. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends. December: Ornaments aren't just for the tree--deck yourself out with the stunning variety of jewelry for sale in Paradigm. Jewelry in styles ranging from glitzy, modern, upcycled, glamorous, and subtle will be in its full glory for one of the most popular holiday festivities in Fort Wayne!

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Gallery Talk and Tour with Elly Tullis, painter of "Theotokos" thursday | 6:30 pm

Enjoy a gallery talk and tour with Elly Tullis, painter of "Theotokos: Contemporary Visions of Mary", who will share her artistic and personal inspirations for this exhibition. Cash bar and appetizers will be offered. Free admission.

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Print Room Talks: The prints of Jaune Quick to See Smith wednesday | 2:00 am

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. December 18: The prints of Jaune Quick to See Smith Prolific in her long career, Quick to See Smith work draws from a Native worldview and comments on American Indian identity, histories of oppression, and environmental issues.

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Museum Offices and Galleries Closed monday | 8:30 am

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