All Access: Exploring Humanism in the Art of Chuck Sperry

Now Open!
Celebrate opening weekend of this exhibit and Litmus Test: Works on Paper from the Psychedelic Era with live music, cash bar, appetizers, and face time with the one and only Chuck Sperry!

Fall Party

November 9 | 7pm
A few times a year, we highlight current exhibits with a party that brings together art lovers of all kinds to enjoy food, friends, and music at FWMoA. A new take on the traditional opening reception model, these events are each a fusion of many diverse exhibits with specially designed decor and seasonal edibles from the area's top caterers. Sponsored by Salin Bank. $10 Members | $17 Non-Members

Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar

September 29, 2018 - January 6, 2019
The guitar has been a signature element of world culture for more than 500 years. As the guitar’s ancestors evolved over centuries from the earliest ouds and lutes, guitar makers experimented with shapes, materials, and accessories, seeking the perfect blend of beauty and sound. Spanning centuries of design and craftsmanship, the exhibition takes visitors through the history of an object that is one of the most recognizable items on the planet.

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.


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
Art Club thursday | 5:00 pm

The FWMoA Art Club is a group of teens who want to think bigger and bolder through their ideas about art and creativity by being part of a community of highly talented and motivated teens from across our region. The Art Club uses Group Dynamics, which allows the students to share their deep interest for the arts with like minds, use each other as a resource for brainstorming ways to improve their work, and it also raises the expectation of every student's capabilities. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art leads the group by exposing students to contemporary art, presenting sketchbook assignments, and giving students feedback on their work, all of which has greatly increased Art Club members' success with not only the National Scholastic program, but also in garnering college scholarships. The Art Club is open to any teen Middle or High School student interested in the visual arts. The Club meets monthly while school is in session. This is a free resource for students to enjoy.

Reclamation Opening Party with the Artists friday | 6:00 pm

Check out "Reclamation: The Art of Lucien Shapiro, Ben Venom, and Ravi Zupa", a contemporary exhibition featuring 3 distinct statements from artists whose use of material expresses their ideas of reclamation, reinvention, and rebirth. Shapiro, Venom, and Zupa will be in attendance to discuss their work! Cash bar and appetizers by Old Crown. $6 Members / $10 Non-Members. Get tickets at the link above or pay at the door.

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos 2018 sunday | 2:00 pm

Join us October 28 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 from 2-4pm, including hands-on activities and story telling, and from 4-6pm, celebrate the exhibition with music, dancing, traditional folkloric costumed characters, Mexican food, desserts, and beverages. Suggested donation: $3. All ages are welcome.

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

Curator of Contemporary Art Josef Zimmerman will lead you on an engaging tour of this exhibit. From specialized and personal points of view, curators offer unique perspectives on all FWMoA exhibits. Tours are free with gallery admission. November tour: All Access: Exploring Humanism in the Art of Chuck Sperry

Upcoming Events
Meet Me at FWMoA: Hands On Event
November 06

A supplemental program for the participants of our Meet Me at FWMoA tours, this Hands On Event will use projects to explore themes of color, line, self-portraiture, and abstraction. The program is a partnership with the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter and is designed to provide individuals with an early stage diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other form of dementia a way to experience the visual arts in a way that meets their needs. People who are interested in attending the monthly tours must be pre-screened through the Fort Wayne office of the Alzheimer's Association by calling 800.272.3900. Tours are free of charge for participants and their care partners and will take place the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m., each lasting about an hour. Individuals will not be able to participate in this program without calling the Alzheimer's Association to be pre-screened for an early-stage diagnosis and register for the program. If you have questions of FWMoA staff, please call Elizabeth Goings at 260.422.6467. This is a free program with appropriate RSVP

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2nd Thursday in Paradigm: Artist Meet and Greet
November 08

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. November: FWMoA represents more than 75 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.

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Yoga @ FWMoA
November 08

Experience the beauty of art and the tranquility of yoga at FWMoA! Classes will be on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the FWMoA Auditorium. Classes are $8 each for FWMoA Members / $20 each for non-members.

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Holiday Workshop With Julie Wall
November 17

Learn how to make the most festive holiday cards and centerpieces with Julie Wall, owner of The HEDGE. $135 Museum members / $150 non-members.

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