Wonderland: Photographs by Kirsty Mitchell

June 2 - September 2, 2018
Featuring a selection of large-scale artworks accompanied by videos documenting the artist’s creative process, this exhibition is the first to introduce Kirsty Mitchell's fantastical photographs to American museum audiences.

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46th Annual International Glass Invitational Award Winners

July 14-September 23, 2018
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 45th year, the invitational presents contemporary glass sculpture in the greater context of international influence with unconventional forms and processes. Courtesy of Habatat Galleries, Michigan.

The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2018

April 21-July 18, 2018
The National is an invitational and juried exhibition, anchored by invited artists Alan Bur Johnson, Jessica Todd Harper, Michelle Andonian, Clint Baclawski, and Natalie Christensen. The exhibit will be augmented by the work of dozens more photography standouts from across the country selected for the show by jury. This exhibition will showcase the finest photography created or exhibited in the nation.


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FWMoA Calendar
Chalk Walk 2018 saturday | 10:00 am

Chalk Walk entertains, engages, and educates the 40,000 viewers who flock to see the spectacle unfold. The event is based on an Italian tradition of street painting that dates to the 16th century, known as i madonnari (street painters). Using pastels, artists may choose to reproduce existing artworks or create their own in their designated square. Held in conjunction with the Three Rivers Festival, Chalk Walk is the largest community art project in the city!

Meet Me at 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. 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.

Curator's Tour: 46th International Glass Invitational Award Winners thursday | 12:15 pm

Chief Curator and CEO Charles Shepard will lead you on an engaging and lively gallery tour through the 46th International Glass Invitational Awards Winners exhibition. From specialized and personal points of view, curators offer unique perspectives on all FWMoA exhibits. Tours are free with gallery admission.

2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery: Mobile Hotshop Demonstration with Matt Paskiet thursday | 5:00 pm

Join us for 2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery, your opportunity to experience the fine art and craft from over 75 local and regional Paradigm artists in deeper ways. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends. August: Matt Paskiet, owner of Firenation Glass Studio and Gallery, will bring his mobile hotshop for a glassblowing demonstration! This furnace on wheels brings the excitement of molten glass transformed into brilliant glass sculpture to the front patio of FWMoA.

Upcoming Events
Print Room Talks: Relief: Woodcut, Wood Engraving and Linocut
September 12

To make a relief print, the artist cuts away material on the surface of a block (often times made of wood or linoleum) leaving the design in relief. The raised design is then inked and printed. Woodcuts by German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer will be contrasted with contemporary examples.

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2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery: Glassblowing Demonstration and Trunk Show
September 13

September: Warm weather calls for outdoor 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.

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Winslow Homer Closing Party
September 20

Celebrate this remarkable exhibition and enjoy a lecture by American art historian Dr. Beth Kuebler Wolf, Professor in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis. Cash bar and appetizers will be offered. $8 Members / $12 Non-Members

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Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos 2018
October 28

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.

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