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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.”

A Year of Making Meaning

April 13 - June 9, 2019
 
A Year of Making Meaning: New Additions to the Collection 2018 highlights some of the numerous works collected by FWMoA last year. We consider it part of our mission to satisfy our public’s desire for new artists and artwork in our collection. Like many museums our size, we are unable to display the entirety of our collection at once or even throughout the year. This exhibition is one of the ways we can showcase some of our brightest stars.

Lingering Spirit: Photographs of a Changing Indiana by John Bower

Through May 26!
 
John Bower’s photography captures the soul of Indiana’s forgotten past in Lingering Spirit. As a photographer, Bower is motivated by the excitement in rediscovering what has been ignored or cast aside. To him, the abandoned houses and rusting automobiles populating the state’s countryside display not only Indiana’s unique heritage, but still retain the energy of their former owners.

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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
MAY
31
Lecture with art historian Martin Krause friday | 7:00 pm

Krause is the retired Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, and in his lecture, he’ll share his insights on the exhibition The Ideal Sketching Ground: Prints by the Artists of Brown County. $8 MEMBERS / $12 NON-MEMBERS

JUN
01
Champagne Brunch with Marlene Rose saturday | 10:30 am

Join the artist on the opening day of her exhibition for an artist talk, continental brunch with coffee and mimosas, followed by a gallery tour through her exhibition. Each admission includes a token for 1 complimentary mimosa (must be 21). $6 Members / $10 Non-Members. Silver+ Members receive free admission!

JUN
06
Curator's Tour: The Ideal Sketching Ground: Prints by the Artists of Brown County thursday | 12:15 pm

The curators of this exhibition, Sachi Yanari-Rizzo and Charles Shepard, will lead you on an engaging and lively gallery tour of "The Ideal Sketching Ground: Prints by the Artists of Brown County." We'll also feature a special guest speaker, Doug Runyan, who, based on decades of avid collecting work by these artists, offers a unique perspective as advisor to the exhibition. From their insider points of view, our speakers offer deeper insight into our exhibitions. Tours are free with museum admission.

JUN
13
2nd Thursday in Paradigm: Introducing JUKKA HONZA STUDIO 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. June: Artist and entrepreneur Jack Cantey, owner of JUKKA HONZA Studio, will demonstrate monotypes and collagraphs on cards and postcards. Jack is also offering a hands on demo for participants to print a card for $5 or 5 cards for $20. Sponsored by Catablu

Upcoming Events
Curator's Tour: The Ideal Sketching Ground: Prints by the Artists of Brown County
June 06

The curators of this exhibition, Sachi Yanari-Rizzo and Charles Shepard, will lead you on an engaging and lively gallery tour of "The Ideal Sketching Ground: Prints by the Artists of Brown County." We'll also feature a special guest speaker, Doug Runyan, who, based on decades of avid collecting work by these artists, offers a unique perspective as advisor to the exhibition. From their insider points of view, our speakers offer deeper insight into our exhibitions. Tours are free with museum admission.

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2nd Thursday in Paradigm: Introducing JUKKA HONZA STUDIO
June 13

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. June: Artist and entrepreneur Jack Cantey, owner of JUKKA HONZA Studio, will demonstrate monotypes and collagraphs on cards and postcards. Jack is also offering a hands on demo for participants to print a card for $5 or 5 cards for $20. Sponsored by Catablu

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Yoga @ FWMoA
June 13

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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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!

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