If you're looking to take in an exhibit, there's no shortage of them in Fort Wayne. You can make an entire day trip (or longer) out of gallery visits alone! If you're interested in arts, you definitely don't want to leave Fort Wayne without a visit to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. And you're sure in luck if you're visiting on certain Thursday afternoons because the Fort Wayne Museum of Art now hosts a special tour called the Curator's Tour!
On the first Thursday of every month at 12:15 p.m., the Fort Wayne Museum of Art's President, CEO and Chief Curator Charles Shepard will give you special insight about the exhibit through a tour that is free with admission into the museum. This is a great opportunity no matter what your level of art appreciation is! Learn first-hand the selection process that goes into curating an exhibit. The upcoming dates and exhibits of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art Curator's Tours are:
January 7, 2015: The Art of Seating
The Art of Seating, organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville and the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen Ph.D. Foundation, presents a survey of exceptional American chair design from the early 19th century to the present day. The chair is experienced not only as a functional item, but as sculptural in view—the chair as art.
February 4, 2015: Wright Brothers Photographs
William Preston Mayfield was the personal photographer for Orville and Wilbur Wright, brothers credited with inventing and building the world’s first airplane. This exhibition includes reproductions of photographs taken by Mayfield from 1908 through as late as the 1950s, chronicling the experiments, successes, and failures of the Wrights as they developed modern flight in Dayton, Ohio.
March 3, 2016: Lure of Mexico
Notably in the 1920s-1940s, numerous American artists, writers, and musicians traveled to Mexico, attracted by the inexpensive lifestyle, politics, welcoming artistic community, and progressive government-sponsored art programs. Artists were inspired by the murals of Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros as well as the powerful voice of printmakers from the Taller de Gráfica Popular. This exhibition will explore the influence of the Mexican Renaissance on American artists, reflected in their style, subject matter, and approach.
April 7, 2015: Daybreak in Myanmar
This exhibit by noted photographer Geoffrey Hiller captures the essence of the people of Burma that have been living under a military dictatorship that has isolated the country for the past 60 years. Now that the government is making the transition to democracy, the veil is slowly lifting on this fascinating land and its people.
So plan your trip and be sure to schedule lunch with the Fort Wayne Museum of Art!
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E Main St
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Parking is available at the museum and across the street at the Auer Center for Arts and Culture.