The debut of The National coincides with the launching of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art's new collecting initiative focusing on contemporary photography and its goal of developing a preeminent biennial exhibition of only the best contemporary photography.
The exhibition is a hybrid invitational and
juried exhibition, anchored by famous photography standouts Julie Blackmon, Martina Lopez, Richard
Renaldi, Nick Veasey, and Sharon Harper as well as the work of dozens of
talented photographers from across the country pushing the boundaries of the
medium with adventurous techniques and original subject matter.
In terms of aesthetic quality, technical
innovation, and cultural relevance, contemporary photography has increasingly
proven its dominance as a 21st Century art form. This new biennial exhibition, features prominent invited artists and juried entrants with the intention
of showcasing the finest work being created or exhibited in the nation.
Special Exhibition tickets at $5/person are required in addition to general admission for this exhibit. Special Exhibition tickets are required on free general admission days. All members receive free Special Exhibition tickets. Become a Member.
|Christie Lynn Caputo|
|Jess T. Dugan|
|Robin Dru Germany|
|Bryan David Griffith|
|Min Kim Park|
|J Michael Skaggs|
|Alison A. Smith|
May 1: 1st Thursday Gallery Talk
12:15 - 12:45pm
Enhance your exhibit experience and broaden your perspective with an interactive gallery talk, given by artists and knowledgeable speakers each first Thursday of the month. Free with gallery admission.
May 2: Spring Party
6-9pm / $5 Members - $12 Guests
Celebrate all Spring exhibits with music, food, and friends. Enjoy BakerStreet edibles and music by the End Times Spasm Band. Sponsored by Braun Wealth Management.
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May 31: Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Martina Lopez
2-4pm / $5 Members - $10 Guests
The National invited artist Martina Lopez, Associate Professor of Photography at the University of Notre Dame, will present on her work and contemporary photography in the context of the exhibit. Reception to follow.