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
 
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FWMoA Calendar
OCT
15
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.

OCT
16
Print Room Talks: Roger Shimomura and Japanese Prints 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. October 16: Roger Shimomura and Japanese Prints Roger Shimomura is a contemporary artist who addresses sociopolitical issues of Asian America in his work, much of which is inspired by his personal diary. As a young child, he spent 2 years in a Japanese concentration camp during WWII.

OCT
22
Write a Will Week tuesday | 11:00 am

Across the country, non-profits organizations are teaming up with volunteer attorneys to help people from all walks of life create a simple will. This service is offered at no charge to you if you designate a charitable gift to at least one non-profit organization. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is participating in this important nationwide initiative with appointments available October 22 from 11-2pm with Leah C. Good of Troyer & Good, The Legacy Law Office. Click "view full details" to learn more, or contact Ashley Stoneburner at 260-422-6467 with your questions!

OCT
24
Art Club thursday | 6:30 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.

Upcoming Events
Write a Will Week
October 22

Across the country, non-profits organizations are teaming up with volunteer attorneys to help people from all walks of life create a simple will. This service is offered at no charge to you if you designate a charitable gift to at least one non-profit organization. The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is participating in this important nationwide initiative with appointments available October 22 from 11-2pm with Leah C. Good of Troyer & Good, The Legacy Law Office. Click "view full details" to learn more, or contact Ashley Stoneburner at 260-422-6467 with your questions!

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Meet Me @ FWMoA: Hands On Event
November 05

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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Curator's Tour: Glass Exhibitions
November 07

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. November: Tour through 3 contemporary glass sculpture exhibitions, including "Michael Estes Taylor: Voyage of Variations", "Bertil Vallien: Vessels of Time", and "The 47th International Glass Invitational Award Winners." Tours are free with museum admission.

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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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