Temporarily closed to the public

Through at least April 13.
 
The museum will close temporarily to the public as a precautionary measure March 18–April 13, based on Governor Eric Holcomb’s request to limit gatherings to 50 people or less. While we have had no presumptive or confirmed cases of coronavirus at the museum, we have made this decision out of an abundance of caution to protect the visitors, staff, volunteers, and the community at large, whose safety and well-being are our top priorities.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Museum

360 View of Current Exhibits
 
Take a virtual tour of the Museum and the exhibits currently on display, including "Here and Now," "Hope Dies Last," "Hidden Truths," the "2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards," and "Woolgatherers: New Paintings by Heather Day."

Hope Dies Last: The New Armenia - Photographs by Michelle Andonian

March 14 - July 12, 2020
 
Photographer Michelle Andonian traveled to the historic land of the Armenians to chase the ghosts of her ancestors. Her grandmother was a survivor of the Armenian genocide in 1915, the first genocide of the 20th century. Retracing her grandmother’s path, Andonian discovered the churches and homes that Armenians were forced to leave over 100 years ago. She eventually arrived in the now landlocked country that remains, proudly, Armenia. However, this small nation is a shadow of the former glory of the Armenian Empire.

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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!

Here and Now: A Survey on New Contemporary Art

March 14 - May 17, 2020
 
Here and Now is an exhibition of eleven artists who consistently contribute to the New Contemporary Art movement. Their collected works offer viewers a snap-shot of the genera as it develops within an accelerated media environment. The exhibition highlights the largest expansion of a style since postmodernism featuring works that subvert traditional art conventions by reappraising the place of craft, underrepresented creators and nontraditional mediums.

FWMoA Calendar
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Print Room Talks: Faith Ringgold wednesday | 2:00 pm

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. April 15: Faith Ringgold Faith Ringgold’s quilts, prints, and children’s books demonstrate her skill as an artist and storyteller. She tells stories drawn from memories growing up in Harlem, the art world, and African American history.

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Bilingual Tours thursday | 5:30 pm

Launched last year, FWMoA partnered with the Fort Wayne-based Language Services Network to offer bilingual Spanish/English tours of our current exhibits! The tours are held at 6:30pm, are free and no RSVP is required. However, if you have questions, please contact the Language Services Network at 260.426.6764.

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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.

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Curator's Tour: Chuck Sperry thursday | 12:15 pm

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. Free with Museum admission. Chuck Sperry’s illustrious rock poster career has spanned over 25 years with no signs of slowing down. During that time, Sperry has printed thousands of posters for hundreds of bands. He has travelled the world, displaying his posters everywhere from dive bars to galleries in Europe, New York, and California. Now Sperry’s talent and success has brought him to museums. Fort Wayne Museum of Art is the future home of Sperry’s Archive, and this exhibition will feature over 150 works from this collection.

Upcoming Events
2nd Thursday at FWMoA: Gallery Talk with Michelle Andonian
May 14

Photographer Michelle Andonian traveled to the historic land of the Armenians to chase the ghosts of her ancestors. Her grandmother was a survivor of the Armenian genocide of 1915, the first genocide of the 20th century. Retracting her grandmother’s path, Andonian discovered the churches and homes that Armenians were forced to leave over 100 years ago. Meet the artist, tour her exhibition, and enjoy an artist talk at 6:30pm.

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An Evening with Michelle Andonian
May 14

Photographer Michelle Andonian traveled to the historic land of the Armenians to chase the ghosts of her ancestors. Her grandmother was a survivor of the Armenian genocide of 1915, the first genocide of the 20th century. Retracting her grandmother’s path, Andonian discovered the churches and homes that Armenians were forced to leave over 100 years ago. Meet the artist, tour her exhibition, and enjoy an artist talk at 6:30pm. Cash bar and appetizers will be offered. Free admission.

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Curator's Tour: Alphonse Mucha
June 04

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. Free with Museum admission. Alphonse Mucha is most often remembered for the prominent role he played in shaping the aesthetics of French Art Nouveau at the turn of the 20th century. The Dhawan Collection, Los Angeles, CA, is one of the finest private collections of Mucha’s work in the United States. Presented in this exhibition are 75 works by Mucha including, rare original lithographs and proofs, an oil painting, drawings, a pastel, and books, posters, portfolios and ephemera.

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Color X Color: Opening and Sale
June 05

At this event, celebrate opening night of Chuck Sperry's retrospective exhibition "Color X Color", which will feature 150 prints representing the entirety of Sperry's career. Enjoy appetizers and cash bar. Only admission tickets are available - all sale tickets are sold out.

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