Shop Paradigm Gallery Online and In-store

Come shop with us!
 
Starting May 19, the Paradigm Gallery is opening up to in-store shopping! We continue to offer online services as well! Browse our online "store", call Abby to place your order. We're stocked with Buddha Boards, children's art kits, creative toys, unique books, and more. Plus, if you're looking for that special something, Abby will guide you through our selection of jewelry, art, origami, wood-turned objects, and more from our 65+ local and regional artists.

FWMoA is Open!

Visit us in safety and comfort.
 
The Museum has reopened to the public after following Governor Holcomb's Phase 4 plan. Visit us with automatic doors, clearly marked 6' spacing, and complimentary sanitizer.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Museum

360 View of Current Exhibits
 
Take a virtual tour of the Museum and the exhibits currently on display, including "Here and Now," "Hope Dies Last," "Hidden Truths," the "2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards," and "Woolgatherers: New Paintings by Heather Day."

Articulate - The FWMoA Blog

Behind the Scenes, what we're reading, and more!
 
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!

Here and Now: A Survey on New Contemporary Art

March 14 - August 30, 2020
 
Here and Now is an exhibition of eleven artists who consistently contribute to the New Contemporary Art movement. Their collected works offer viewers a snap-shot of the genera as it develops within an accelerated media environment. The exhibition highlights the largest expansion of a style since postmodernism featuring works that subvert traditional art conventions by reappraising the place of craft, underrepresented creators and nontraditional mediums.

FWMoA Calendar
SEP
03
Curator's Tour: Posing Beauty 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. Free with Museum admission. Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet. Throughout the Western history of art and image-making, the relationship between beauty and art has become increasingly complex within contemporary art and popular culture.

SEP
10
2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery: Dawn England-Harless fused glass demonstration / Member’s Night thursday | 5:00 pm

Watch the fascinating process of fused glass through Dawn England-Harless’s skillful demonstration. She utilizes traditional and innovative processes in glass with a focus on impeccable design. Her 20 years in graphic design, training in advanced glass techniques with top glass artists, and award winning paintings and drawings exhibited in top galleries in Chicago and New York gives her work a strong focus on design and innovation.

OCT
01
Curator's Tour American Impressionism 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. Free with Museum admission. Drawn from the collection of the Huntington Museum of Art, American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection features 41 elegant American paintings, originally from the private collection of Arthur Dayton and Ruth Woods Dayton. This exhibition showcases work from a transitional time in American art, approximately the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when artists abandoned the rigors of academic styles and subjects.

OCT
08
An Evening with Dale Enochs thursday | 5:00 pm

Meet Dale and learn about his impressive career with an artist lecture at 6pm. Enjoy cash bar and free museum admission. The event is limited to the first 40 registrants.

Upcoming Events
2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery: Plein Air Paint In/Paint Out
August 13

Watch local painters paint live in and around the museum! Artists will work in the galleries, outdoors, and throughout the FWMoA area to create masterpieces on the spot. This event is produced in collaboration with the Fort Wayne Artists Guild.

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Curator's Tour: Posing Beauty
September 03

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. Free with Museum admission. Posing Beauty in African American Culture explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture such as music and the Internet. Throughout the Western history of art and image-making, the relationship between beauty and art has become increasingly complex within contemporary art and popular culture.

Learn More //
2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery: Dawn England-Harless fused glass demonstration / Member’s Night
September 10

Watch the fascinating process of fused glass through Dawn England-Harless’s skillful demonstration. She utilizes traditional and innovative processes in glass with a focus on impeccable design. Her 20 years in graphic design, training in advanced glass techniques with top glass artists, and award winning paintings and drawings exhibited in top galleries in Chicago and New York gives her work a strong focus on design and innovation.

Learn More //
Curator's Tour American Impressionism
October 01

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. Free with Museum admission. Drawn from the collection of the Huntington Museum of Art, American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection features 41 elegant American paintings, originally from the private collection of Arthur Dayton and Ruth Woods Dayton. This exhibition showcases work from a transitional time in American art, approximately the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when artists abandoned the rigors of academic styles and subjects.

Learn More //
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Sunday: 12-5pm
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