The Fort Wayne Museum of Art has served the Fort Wayne community and the northeast Indiana region for over 90 years.  With no other public art museum closer than 90 miles, the Museum is a primary regional resource for the visual arts.  

Your support of the museum helps us be a leader in the vibrant cultural life of Northeast Indiana. With your help, we are able to bring 35 exhibits and service to 110,000 children and adults annually. Consider a gift to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art through one of the opportunities below.

Giving Opportunities

Weave the fabric of our future. Consider joining the Thieme Society.

A number of long-time supporters of FWMoA have remembered us in their estate plans, and we invite you to do the same. To honor those who are planning a future gift to FWMoA, we have created a circle of friends known as the Thieme Society. Members of the Thieme Society enjoy special recognition (or anonymity) in donor publications and are invited to exclusive events at FWMoA. Theodore Thieme was a prominent businessman who owned a weaving company in Fort Wayne. He also recognized the importance of art to the community. 

In 1922, Thieme donated his home at 1026 West Berry Street, a collection of paintings and a generous sum of money to the Fort Wayne Art Association, thus creating the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Gifts large and small are essential to the long-term vitality of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. If you have a gift planned to the Museum in your will or estate, please give us a call. If you have any questions about how to make a planned gift to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, please contact Ashley Stoneburner at 260.422.6467.

Members of the Thieme Society enjoy exclusive, private events at FWMoA with CEO Charles Shepard, commemorative Thieme Society gifts, and donor recognition in FWMoA materials. Plus, naming rights are available at certain giving levels.

Members of the Thieme Society
Patricia Adsit
William Briegel
Janellyn and Glenn Borden
Williams Andrews and Vicky Carwein
Carol and Arthur Cislo
Sharon and Ben Eisbart
June E. Enoch
Mary Anna and Fred Feitler
Brenda and Steve Fishbaugh
Elizabeth Frederick
Patricia Griest
Jill Gutreuter
Leonard Helfrich
Marva Komisarow
Nancy Malis
William McNagny
Steve and Audrey Riley
Paul Sauerteig
Nancy Stewart
Eleanor Wallace

Dear donor,

Through American and related art, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art adds value to the lives of people in our community. This statement, although short, drives everything we do for thousands of people each year.

It’s been important for us to understand and communicate with our supporters that we’re not feeding people or giving them shelter, nor are we ending poverty or achieving world peace. And yet, we feed souls, give shelter to the creative heart, and offer abundant riches for curious minds.

This year, I imagine you will be asked to make gifts to any number of worthy charities that serve the needy of our community. I ask you to consider the work of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art a complement to those charities, and here’s why:

Meet Me at FWMoA Alzheimer’s Tours: Each month, we invite individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease for free tours especially for them. For many with this disease, quality of life is at risk if they are not consistently engaged in peer groups.

The Hope Gap: This program for teens at inner-city schools links, through virtual lectures, creative students with successful artists who once faced poverty or chaotic home life. Often, this is the encouragement they need to make their best creative work and perhaps break the cycle of poverty.

Museums For All: This program allows anyone with a government-issued EBT card to pay only $3 to visit FWMoA, giving families in need the chance to experience world class visual art.

Please support this work through the 2017 Annual Appeal. Thank you!

Charles Shepard

Contribute a tax-deductible gift to our most important campaign of the year: the campaign that brings art to the people. All donors to the Annual Appeal will be recognized in the FWMoA Annual Report.

Give Here 

Thousands of people each year enjoy our inspiring exhibitions, our growing permanent collection, and our exciting roster of programming for children and adults.  Become a Member, and join them in experiencing all of the museum's exhibits and programs to the fullest.

Join Today 

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art values its relationships with individuals, businesses, corporations, and foundations in the region. Through a variety of meaningful partnerships, the Museum has been able to present hundreds of programs and exhibitions to thousands of people in the Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio region.

Contributing to one of the many FWMoA programs, events, or exhibits can also inspire deeper engagement with many diverse types of audiences that experience museum programming. To learn more about the benefits of sponsoring FWMoA, contact Ashley Stoneburner at, or call 260.422.6467. 

In 2016, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art was able to contribute significantly to the cultural life of our community through the generous support of many sponsors, private foundations, and some public funds*, including:

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne
English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation
Foellinger Foundation 

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne
Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation
Flora Dale Krouse Foundation
Indiana Arts Commission
Edward M. and Mary McCrea Wilson Foundation
Lincoln Financial Foundation
Steel Dynamics Foundation

Chapman Art Fund
City of Fort Wayne
National Endowment for the Arts
Parkview Health
Mimi and Ian Rolland Family Foundation
Windgate Charitable Foundation

80/20 Foundation
Marva Komisarow Foundation
Charles W. Kuhne Charitable Trust
Old National Bank
OmniSource Corporation
Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater Sound
Suedhoff Family Foundation 

1st Source Bank
Barrett & McNagny
Beckman Lawson
Beers Mallers Backs & Salin
Burt Blee Sutton Dixon & Bloom
Braun Wealth Management
Centier Bank
DO McComb and Sons
Do It Best Corp.
Fort Wayne Art League
Franklin Electric
Galecki Financial Management
Haines, Isenbarger, & Skiba
Haller & Colvin
Howard P. Arnold Foundation
Indiana Tech
JH Specialty, Inc
Journal Gazette Foundation
Martin Riley Architects
MKM Architecture + Design
PNC Financial Services
Rothberg, Logan, & Warsco
Star Financial Bank
Vera Bradley
Wells Fargo Bank 

*We are grateful for all gifts; however, only gifts of $1,000 and above are listed on our website.

Give to the collection, and give to the future

Each year, the Fill the Frame Fund helps us acquire new art, host new exhibits, and make the Museum's Collections more accessible to the community.

The Museum's permanent collection is a record of our time, visual artifacts reflecting our people's greatest achievements in vision, craft, and creativity. The objects held in the public trust are housed safely in the museum, each work carefully cared for and preserved for the benefit our community. In essence, the collections held at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art belong to the people of our community, and with your support, they will grow in size and scope for generations to come.

To give to this unique fund, start with the link to your right, or contact Capri Williams at


Jeanette Pasin Sloan; Nicholas Roosevelt, Samuel Williamson silver

The following companies have committed to Corporate Membership with the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Benefits include membership benefits for company executives, discounts off employee memberships, free tickets to seasonal parties, and sponsorship exposure at FWMoA throughout the year. To learn more about joining this program, contact Ashley Stoneburner at 260.422.6467 or


Giving is easy when it's a part of your everyday purchases. Visit the link to support FWMoA when you shop through Amazon Smile.

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