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.
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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.
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.
Free to members
$8 - adults
$6 - students (PreK-college)
$6 - seniors 65+
$20 - families
Free general admission every Thursday 5-8pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
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
Other Access Considerations
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