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
 
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
NOV
14
2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery: Artist Meet and Greet thursday | 5:00 pm

FWMoA represents more than 65 local, regional, and national artists who create one-of-a-kind art and fine craft for sale in one of the most unique museum stores in the country, our very own Paradigm Gallery. Meet many of them at this special event designed to connect you with your favorite creatives to learn more about their artwork and inspirations.

NOV
19
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.

NOV
24
Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos 2019 sunday | 2:00 pm

Join us November 24 from 2-6pm to celebrate Día de los Muertos, a day especially for families to learn more about the richness of this holiday in Latin American culture. Enjoy children's activities, music, dancing, traditional folkloric costumed characters, Mexican food, desserts, and beverages. Suggested donation: $3. All ages are welcome.

NOV
28
Museum Closed thursday | 1:30 pm

The Museum is closed for Thanksgiving and will reopen Friday the 29th. Visit us on Small Business Saturday and finish your shopping list early in the Paradigm Gallery!

Upcoming Events
Opening Event: Violins of Hope
November 11

A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope comprise a collection of instruments that tell remarkable stories of the defiance, resilience, and legacy of Jewish musicians during the Holocaust, and of the Israeli violinmaker dedicated to bringing these inspirational Strings of the Holocaust back to life. Join us to celebrate the Opening Event of this two-week celebration throughout Fort Wayne. At FWMoA on November 11, we’ll screen the documentary "Violins of Hope" followed by a discussion with Violins of Hope author Dr. James Grymes and luthier Avshalom Weinstein, moderated by FWMoA CEO Charles Shepard. This event is free but tickets are required and are available through the link above. Learn more about the city-wide collaboration Violins of Hope at violinsofhopefw.org.

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2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery: Artist Meet and Greet
November 14

FWMoA represents more than 65 local, regional, and national artists who create one-of-a-kind art and fine craft for sale in one of the most unique museum stores in the country, our very own Paradigm Gallery. Meet many of them at this special event designed to connect you with your favorite creatives to learn more about their artwork and inspirations.

Learn More //
Meet Me @ FWMoA
November 19

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.

Learn More //
Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos 2019
November 24

Join us November 24 from 2-6pm to celebrate Día de los Muertos, a day especially for families to learn more about the richness of this holiday in Latin American culture. Enjoy children's activities, music, dancing, traditional folkloric costumed characters, Mexican food, desserts, and beverages. Suggested donation: $3. All ages are welcome.

Learn More //
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