Discover the visual arts in downtown Fort Wayne

Experience the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, now part of the growing Fort Wayne Cultural District. We welcome you to our museum, and invite you to visit our galleries featuring American and related art from the 19th century to today.

Not sure what to expect at FWMoA? Take a Virtual Tour.  

The FWMoA is located in downtown Fort Wayne on Main Street next to the Arts United Center at the corner of Main and Lafayette. The Museum offers convenient parking behind the building, and is fully handicap accessible.

The parking lot behind the Museum is owned by Arts United. Parking in the lot is free unless there is a performance or event at the Arts United Center, then a $5 fee will be charged.

Gallery Hours 
Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm

The galleries are closed Mondays and major holidays, including:
New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving Day.

Administrative Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm
The offices will be closed July 4, September 2, November 28-29 and December 23-31 2019-January 1, 2020. If you call looking for a specific staff-person during these times, you will be able to leave a message only.

General Admission
Free to members 
$8 - adults
$6 - students (PreK-college)
$6 - seniors 65+ 

$20 - families
Free general admission every Thursday 5-8pm

Discount Programs

  • Veterans and Military Families
    We are pleased to offer free admission to all military personnel, veterans, and their families Tuesday-Sunday. Must show valid military ID to receive this benefit.

  • Museums for All 
    We offer discounted admission of $3 per person to individuals and families with an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and valid photo ID.

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art reopened to the public on June 14, 2020. This is what you can expect to FWMoA as we follow state and federal guidelines to practice social distancing:

• Enjoy a hands-free entrance to FWMoA and all galleries.

•  A mask will be required for everyone over the age of 8 when you visit FWMoA. Disposable masks are available for purchase for $1. All FWMoA staff will be wearing a mask in the galleries and public areas.

• Our team is increasing sanitizing of public areas daily.

Hand sanitizer is provided for you at the FWMoA main entrance and the Paradigm Gallery shop entrance.

• We placed floor markers leading to the ticket desk marking 6’ of distance between patrons.

• We installed a plexiglass screen at the registers of the front desk and the Paradigm Gallery.

• Please maintain 6’ of distance between you, our staff, and other patrons whenever possible.

Guided Tours and Group Visits - Adults and College Students

Adult and college student groups are welcome to visit the museum! We encourage you to take advantage of our staff and docent-led tours available Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm only. Tours are scheduled for 30-45 minutes and will be tailored to your group's interests and needs based on the current exhibits. A minimum of 5 people is required for a group tour.

Groups who do not require a tour guide are encouraged to call the museum to plan their visit and are welcome to visit any time during gallery hours. To schedule a group tour led by museum staff or docents, or to plan a visit but you do not require a tour guide, please call Elizabeth Kilmer at 260.422.6467, or email

To make the check-in process efficient and convenient for everyone, we require all groups to pay as a group by cash, credit card, or check. Checks are payable to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Please review the following fees to understand how your group will be charged. If possible, please come prepared with the number of adults/students/members in your group.

  • $8 general admission + $3 tour fee per adult 18-64
  • $6 general admission + $3 tour fee per senior 65+ 
  • $6 general admission + $2 tour fee per student
  • General admission is free to FWMoA Members; tour fees apply per Member.

All group ticket sales are final. If you require an invoice that will be paid to FWMoA, please coordinate this arrangement with your FWMoA point of contact.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled tour to make payment and get ready for your tour.

*We ask for 10 business days advance notice of your intentions for a guided tour must be given to the Museum to ensure availability and preparation time. Please remember that each guided tour is customized to the group, and advance notice provides the necessary time for Museum Tour Guides to prepare for your group. Notice shorter than 10 business days may be accommodated; however, we may not be able to schedule your tour for your preferred time or for your preferred exhibitions with shorter notice.

School Tours for Children in Grades PreK-12

Teachers and administrators are encouraged to plan class visits to our galleries. Each year, the museum provides curriculum-based tours to over 6,000 children in Northeast Indiana that use our exhibitions as the vehicle to teach Indiana academic standards for each grade level. Thanks to a grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation, many tour groups from Northeast Indiana schools receive free tours at FWMoA. To learn more about school tours, start here. 

We can't wait to see you at FWMoA. To help you plan your visit, please consider the following before you arrive:

  • Each exhibit is on display for 6-12 weeks. Once an exhibition is over, a gallery may be closed for 5-10 days to deinstall artwork and reinstall a new exhibit. To see the most artwork as possible during your visit, please check out our exhibitions page to make sure your visit includes the exhibits you most want to see.
  • Seating
    We provide seating in many of our galleries and public areas. Additionally, we now offer portable gallery stools for your use. Wheelchairs and personal motorized chairs are permitted in the galleries. We offer wheelchairs for your use.

  • Photography
    Flash photography is not permitted in the museum's art galleries. Repeated flashes of light can damage fragile artwork. Non-flash photography is encouraged. Photography for commercial use is prohibited. 

  • Interacting with Art
    We ask you not to touch the artwork so it may be enjoyed for future generations.  Touching a work of art may not seem dangerous at the time, but the natural oils present in the skin will damage the surface of a painting or the smoothness of marble, discolor bronze or rust the strongest steel.

  • Children
    We welcome your small children to our galleries. However, please be sure to supervise your children in order to prevent an accident that may hurt your little one or damage museum artwork. Strollers are permitted in most of our galleries. In the case strollers are not permitted, we provide a stroller corral for temporary stroller storage. Running is not permitted in the galleries.

  • Your Belongings
    Umbrellas are not permitted in the galleries. Backpacks are permitted if worn as a front pack. We provide a coat room with free lockers for your belongings. The Museum is not responsible for items lost or damaged in the coat room. We reserve the right to ask that a certain item is not taken into the galleries.

  • Food and beverage are not permitted in the galleries. 

Should you have any questions regarding these policies, or have questions about anything once you arrive, please ask a member of our Visitor Services team. They can be found at the Visitor Services desk, in the galleries, or walking around. They're ready to help you!

Access to FWMoA for people with Mobility Impairments

  • The Fort Wayne Museum of Art's facility is fully accessible to individuals with physical disabilities as warranted through our 2010 renovation.

  • The driveway near the main entrance is adjacent to a zero-threshold, level-grade brick patio for easy unloading.

  • The main entrance is accessible through two sets of automatic doors.

  • All gallery spaces for children and adults are accessible on the main level and with zero-threshold passages through galleries. Galleries are accessible through automatic doors with zero threshold.

  • All exhibition components are displayed at least 3 feet from the next physical object or barrier.

  • Wheelchairs and motorized chairs are welcome at FWMoA, but please exercise caution when moving about the galleries.

  • Wheelchairs are available for free on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • The second floor, used for public programs, is accessible through an elevator.

Other Access Considerations

  • If you or someone in your family is autistic or has any type of intellectual disability, please feel comfortable visiting FWMoA. If you have questions about lighting or noise levels, please contact Alyssa Dumire, Director of Children's Education at 260.422.6467. We can also advise you on times to visit when traffic from other visitors may be lower.

  • For individuals with low or no sight, plan to attend EnVision tours, which are intended to present the art in our exhibitions without relying on visual descriptors in how we talk about the art. Hands-on components are included whenever possible. Contact Elizabeth Kilmer at 260.422.6467 or for more information.

  • For the deaf or hard of hearing, we provide free ASL interpretation for public lectures, tours, and workshops with 2 weeks notice. Please contact Elizabeth Kilmer at 260.422.6467 or at least 2 weeks in advance of the program you wish to attend.

Downtown Fort Wayne is home to museums, gardens, galleries, shops, theatres, restaurants, and beautiful walking routes. Discover the Museum and the cultural destinations in the arts campus.

Arts United 
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Artlink Contemporary Gallery 
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Fort Wayne Dance Collective 
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Cinema Center 
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Fort Wayne Philharmonic 
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Science Central 
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Botanical Conservatory
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Fort Wayne History Center 
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311 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Gallery Hours Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 12-5pm
Administrative Office Hours Monday - Friday: 8:30am-5pm
P: (260) 422-6467
F: (260) 422-1374