FWMoA is Open!

Visit us in safety and comfort.
 
The Museum has reopened to the public after following Governor Holcomb's Phase 4 plan. Visit us with automatic doors, clearly marked 6' spacing, and complimentary sanitizer.

Shop Paradigm Gallery Online and In-store

Come shop with us!
 
Starting May 19, the Paradigm Gallery is opening up to in-store shopping! We continue to offer online services as well! Browse our online "store", call Abby to place your order. We're stocked with Buddha Boards, children's art kits, creative toys, unique books, and more. Plus, if you're looking for that special something, Abby will guide you through our selection of jewelry, art, origami, wood-turned objects, and more from our 65+ local and regional artists.

Articulate - The FWMoA Blog

Behind the Scenes, what we're reading, and more!
 
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!

Static Energy: Sculpture by Dale Enochs

September 5, 2020 - March 14, 2021
 
Static Energy: Sculpture by Dale Enochs brings together work spanning the artist’s decades-long career. Based in Bloomington, Indiana, Enochs has spent his career developing unique sculptural techniques that incorporate both figurative and abstract forms in stone and metal. Numerous influences including the body, the natural world, and Eastern spirituality and culture emanate from his work.

American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection

September 19, 2020 - March 14, 2021
 
September 19, 2020 - March 14, 2021 Drawn from the collection of the Huntington Museum of Art, American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection features 41 elegant American paintings, originally from the private collection of Arthur Dayton and Ruth Woods Dayton. This exhibition showcases work from a transitional time in American art, approximately the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when artists abandoned the rigors of academic styles and subjects.

FWMoA Calendar
MAR
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Curator's Tour: A Century of Making Meaning thursday | 12:15 pm

Curator's take you on a new gallery tour each month. Join Exhibitions Content Manager Elizabeth Kilmer for a tour of this exhibition. Join us and celebrate 100 years of collecting at the museum!

MAR
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Second Saturday Family Tour saturday | 10:30 am

Join us each month for a special tour of the Museum! Educator-led tours invite close looking, discussion, and interpretation of selected artworks and are a fun and safe way to get your family out of the house together. This program is free with museum admission and pre-registration. Second Saturday Tours are specifically for PreK-12 students and their adult companions and will be capped at 20 participants to allow for social distancing. Pre-registration is required and all museum visitors over age 8 must wear a face covering. Tours begin at 10:30 in the FWMoA Atrium and last about an hour.

MAR
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FWMoA Live: Scholastic Art & Writing thursday | 7:00 pm

Join Director of Children's Education Alyssa Dumire and the 2021 Scholastic National Winners for a virtual conversation. This digital program will give you access to discussions for free from the safety of your home.

MAR
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Art On Call tuesday | 2:00 pm

Join us each month to experience art from the comfort of your home or classroom! Programs will alternate between a tour of a current exhibition and a theme-based Gallery on Wheels collection. FWMoA educators will engage students in close looking strategies and activities to deepen learning and build skills across subjects. Programs last about 30 minutes with optional art making activities to extend the experience.

Upcoming Events
Art On Call
March 23

Join us each month to experience art from the comfort of your home or classroom! Programs will alternate between a tour of a current exhibition and a theme-based Gallery on Wheels collection. FWMoA educators will engage students in close looking strategies and activities to deepen learning and build skills across subjects. Programs last about 30 minutes with optional art making activities to extend the experience.

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Art + Writing Club
March 25

The FWMoA Art + Writing Club is back to gather teen creatives from around the community to share ideas and make masterpieces. Middle and high school students ages 13 and up from any school are welcome to join. Please fill out the form here to sign up, as attendance will be capped at 15 to allow for social distancing. This year, we will explore a variety of topics while keeping a safe, clean environment for everyone! We will try new mediums, critique work to get constructive feedback, and show our individual voices through artwork and writing prompts. Art + Writing Club is planned collaboratively between museum staff and our teen intern, with input from club members. This is a free opportunity for like-minded creatives to meet and share ideas while maintaining social distance. Monthly meetings will be held in the FWMoA Lincoln Auditorium from 5-6:30 pm.

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Second Saturday Family Tours
April 10

Join us each month for a special tour of the Museum! Educator-led tours invite close looking, discussion, and interpretation of selected artworks and are a fun and safe way to get your family out of the house together. This program is free with museum admission and pre-registration. Second Saturday Tours are specifically for PreK-12 students and their adult companions and will be capped at 20 participants to allow for social distancing. Pre-registration is required and all museum visitors over age 8 must wear a face covering. Tours begin at 10:30 in the FWMoA Atrium and last about an hour.

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Art + Writing Club
April 22

The FWMoA Art + Writing Club is back to gather teen creatives from around the community to share ideas and make masterpieces. Middle and high school students ages 13 and up from any school are welcome to join. Please fill out the form here to sign up, as attendance will be capped at 15 to allow for social distancing. This year, we will explore a variety of topics while keeping a safe, clean environment for everyone! We will try new mediums, critique work to get constructive feedback, and show our individual voices through artwork and writing prompts. Art + Writing Club is planned collaboratively between museum staff and our teen intern, with input from club members. This is a free opportunity for like-minded creatives to meet and share ideas while maintaining social distance. Monthly meetings will be held in the FWMoA Lincoln Auditorium from 5-6:30 pm.

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Sunday: 12-5pm
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