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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.”

Marlene Rose: Cultural Blueprints

Opening June 1
 
Marlene Rose is a sculptor who uses relatively new techniques that builds upon the ancient tradition of bronze casting. Each piece is hand cast from molten glass into a unique and modern work of art that resonates with references and allusions to ancient cultures and civilizations.

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
JUL
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Meet Me At FWMoA: Hands on Event tuesday | 2:00 pm

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

JUL
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No Curator's Tour Today thursday | 12:15 pm

Happy 4th of July! See you in August for the next Curator's Tour, Dox Thrash: The Hopeful Gaze!

JUL
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2nd Thursday in Paradigm: Glassblowing Demonstration thursday | 5:00 pm

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. July: Summer is the perfect season to enjoy the heat of glassblowing! This popular event gives you more of the well-loved glassblowing demonstrations with Fort Wayne glass artist Eran Park, and a trunk show of Mike Brumbaugh's and Matthew Paskiet's gorgeous glass sculptures. Sponsored by Jennifer and Jeff Vaughan

JUL
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Yoga @ FWMoA thursday | 6:00 pm

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.

Upcoming Events
Bilingual Tour
June 20

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

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Meet Me At FWMoA: Hands on Event
July 02

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

Learn More //
No Curator's Tour Today
July 04

Happy 4th of July! See you in August for the next Curator's Tour, Dox Thrash: The Hopeful Gaze!

Learn More //
2nd Thursday in Paradigm: Glassblowing Demonstration
July 11

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. July: Summer is the perfect season to enjoy the heat of glassblowing! This popular event gives you more of the well-loved glassblowing demonstrations with Fort Wayne glass artist Eran Park, and a trunk show of Mike Brumbaugh's and Matthew Paskiet's gorgeous glass sculptures. Sponsored by Jennifer and Jeff Vaughan

Learn More //
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