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FWMoA Travel Membership
 
Fort Wayne Museum of Art members come from many neighborhoods and walks of life, but what connects them is their enthusiasm for cultural enrichment in their lives. When you join FWMoA, opportunities for experiencing the visual arts to the fullest unfold.

The Ideal Sketching Ground: Prints by the Artists of Brown County

April 20 - August 4, 2019
 
In the early 20th century artists from around the country made the journey to the small town of Nashville, Indiana by way of the newly connected Illinois Central Railroad. Through word of mouth and a growing number of paintings in group exhibition, interest in the hidden gem of Southern Indiana spread. There artists found camaraderie and an unspoiled, picturesque place for inspiration. Chicago/Wisconsin painter Adolph Shulz described the area as “the ideal sketching ground” with its rolling hills, creek beds, rustic cabins, and “soft, opalescent haze.”

Charcoal Testament: Drawings by Joel Daniel Phillips

March 9- May 12, 2019
 
Joel Daniel Phillips is an American artist whose work focuses on the tenets of classical draftsmanship employed in monumental formats. Inspired by the depth and breadth of human experience, he strives to tell the personal and societal histories etched in the faces of those around him.

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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!

Leni Sinclair: An Era of Photographic Journalism

March 2 - April 21, 2019
 
Leni Sinclair was born in Königsberg, Germany in 1940, under Hitler’s reign of terror. After the war and many hardships, her family was relocated to the small farming village of Vahldorf in Soviet controlled East Germany, where opportunities were limited.

FWMoA Calendar
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Lecture with John Bower, Indiana Artisan wednesday | 6:30 pm

Bower’s photography captures the soul of Indiana’s forgotten past the current exhibition Lingering Spirit. As a photographer, Bower is motivated by the excitement in rediscovering what has been ignored or cast aside. Join us to hear from Bower himself, an Indiana Artisan and the latest artist to join the Special Collections and Archives Program. Free with museum admission.

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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.

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Curator's Tour: A Year of Making Meaning 2019 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. Tours are free with museum admission.

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Spring Party friday | 7:00 pm

Enjoy Spring exhibitions in a social atmosphere with seasonal edibles and decor, live music, and cash bar. Sponsored by STAR Bank. $10 MEMBERS | $17 NON-MEMBERS | RSVP ONLINE

Upcoming Events
Curator's Tour: A Year of Making Meaning 2019
May 02

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. Tours are free with museum admission.

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Spring Party
May 03

Enjoy Spring exhibitions in a social atmosphere with seasonal edibles and decor, live music, and cash bar. Sponsored by STAR Bank. $10 MEMBERS | $17 NON-MEMBERS | RSVP ONLINE

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2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery: Puzzle Night With John Gevers
May 09

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. Each second Thursday of the month will feature artist demonstrations, trunk shows, tastings, and performances. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends. Acclaimed photographer John Gevers is known for his arresting images of nature and world cities. Now, these images are jigsaw puzzles! Join the community in putting together a John Gevers puzzle, and pick one up for yourself. Sponsored by Excell Color Graphics.

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Yoga @ FWMoA
May 09

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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