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Fort Wayne Museum of Art

  • Address: 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Phone: (260) 422-6467
  • Fax: (260) 422-1374
  • Website: Visit Website

American Art Museum offers diverse exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. Activities include tours, lectures, workshops and parties. The Paradigm Gallery has fine art and craft for sale and the Early Learning Center offers hands-on fun for youngsters. 


Open Tue-Sat 10am-6pm; Thur 10am-8pm; Sun Noon-5pm. Closed Holidays. 



  • $8 Adults/ $6 Students (K-College) and Seniors/ $20 Families
  • Free admission Thursdays 5-8 pm
  • $3 with EBT card and valid ID

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  • 2019-04-27 2019-08-04 Dox Thrash: The Hopeful Gaze <h2>Dox Thrash: The Hopeful Gaze</h2> <h2>April 27 - August 4, 2019</h2> <p><span>Dox Thrash (1893&#8211;1965) was an African-American artist who was famed as a skilled draftsman, printmaker, and painter of African American life and as the co-inventor of the Carborundum printmaking process.</span></p> <p>The artist spent much of his career living and working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In much of his work, Thrash portrays black families <span>transitioning from the South to the North during the Great Migration, making a hopeful, daring leap to attempt to be equal members of the society that has historically oppressed them. Their hopeful gazes convey the optimism of the scores of African Americans who left the countryside to pursue better job opportunities, health care, and education in </span><span>urban centers.</span></p> 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-04-20 2019-08-04 The Ideal Sketching Ground: Prints by the Artists of Brown County <h2>The Ideal Sketching Ground: Prints by the Artists of Brown County</h2> <h2>April 20-August 4, 2019</h2> <p>In 1905, the Illinois Central Railroad connected Indianapolis with northeastern Brown County, Indiana.  Not long after, numerous artists—particularly landscape painters—began making the journey from Indianapolis and Chicago to the small town of Nashville, where they discovered camaraderie with fellow artists and an unspoiled, picturesque place for inspiration.  Painter Adolph Shulz described the area as “the ideal sketching ground” with its rolling hills, creek beds, rustic cabins, and opalescent haze.  From 1890 to 1910, artists were forming their own schools and communities across the country, like Cape Ann, Laguna Beach, Taos, and Woodstock.  Brown County emerged as the best known artist colony in the Midwest and continues to attract artists today.</p> <p> </p> <p>Many Brown County artists were highly skilled printmakers, representing some of Indiana’s earliest examples in the graphic arts.  Gustave Baumann and L.O. Griffith were highly prolific and created complex, innovative works in woodcut and etching, respectively.  Several of the artists were founding members of etching societies and received honors and recognition in national exhibitions for these works.  This exhibition brings together the significant number of artists working in etching and woodcut in Brown County, including Gustave Baumann, Charles Dahlgreen, Homer Davisson, L.O. Griffith, Evelynne and George Jo Mess, Frederick Polley, Kenneth Reeve, and Will Vawter, among others drawn from area collections.</p> 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-07-17 06:45:00 2019-07-17 19:00:00 Mazza Museum Bus Trip hosted by Fort Wayne Art League <p>Mazza Museum Bus Trip hosted by Fort Wayne Art League<br />All proceeds benefit Fort Wayne Museum of Art<br /><br />Join the Fort Wayne Art League for an exciting day at one of the Midwest’s hidden gems! You’ll visit the University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum, the most diverse collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators in the world, enjoy keynote speakers Erin Stead and Matthew Cordell (illustrators) and author Philip Stead, tour the museum’s vault, and explore the charming town of Findlay.<br /><br />$65 per person includes: Bus and Museum Admission. <br />Lunch on your own.<br />Includes coffee cake in the AM wine and cheese in the PM!<br />Reservation Deadline July 8<br />(First Come - First Served. Non-refundable)<br />Bus leaves from Fort Wayne Meijer on Lima Road at 6:45am, returning at 7pm. Bring your own coffee.<br />Choice of college cafeteria or George’s Coffee and Tea House (on campus), or Victorian Swan House for lunch.<br />You may take the bus to the Victorian Swan House for lunch for $20 additional (must be prepaid) with choice of Chicken Casserole<br />or Quiche.<br /><br />Questions? Call Pat Kohart 260-433-0584 or<br />Carole Fuller 260-438-0564.</p> 311 E. Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2016-01-07 2019-07-17 19:00:00 1st Thursday Curator's Tour <p>President &amp; CEO and Chief Curator Charles Shepard will take you on a new gallery tour each month. From his specialized and personal point of view, Shepard offers a unique perspective as the visionary for all exhibitions at FWMoA.</p> <div> <p>$8.00 &#8211; adults $6.00 &#8211; students and seniors $20.00 &#8211; families Free for all after 5pm on Thursdays<br />Special admission guests who provide an EBT card and a valid ID can enter the museum for $3 per person.</p> <div> </div> </div> 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Yoga @ FWMoA

    Fort Wayne Museum of Art

    Recurring monthly on the 2nd Thursday until September 12, 2019

    2019-03-14 18:00:00 2019-09-12 19:30:00 Yoga @ FWMoA <p>Experience the beauty of art and the tranquility of yoga at FWMoA! Classes will be on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the FWMoA Auditorium. Participants must bring their own mats, blocks, straps, blankets or other supplies if they use these items in their practice. Please note, you will be asked to sign a health waiver to participate in Yoga @ FWMoA.</p> 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • FWMOA Bilingual Tours (in Spanish)

    Fort Wayne Museum of Art

    February 21, 2019 - August 15, 2019 (Select Dates)

    2019-02-21 18:30:00 2019-08-15 19:30:00 FWMOA Bilingual Tours (in Spanish) <p>Launched last year, FWMoA partnered with the Fort Wayne-based Language Services Network to offer bilingual tours of our current exhibits! The tours are free and no RSVP is required. However, if you have questions, please contact the Language Services Network at 260.426.6764.<br /><br />This tour will be in Spanish and English.</p> 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-11-11 19:00:00 2019-11-11 21:00:00 Opening Event: Violins of Hope <p><span>The Violins of Hope two-week commemoration of music, visual art, dance, theater, public conversation, interfaith dialogue, and educational activities officially begins with a screening of the documentary of Violins of Hope, followed by a moderated discussion with book author Dr. James Grymes and luthier Avshalom Weinstein, son of Violins of Hope founder Amnon Weinstein, led by Fort Wayne Museum of Art President &amp; CEO Charles A. Shepard.</span><br /><br /><span>Tickets for this event are not yet available. </span></p> 311 E Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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2019 Visitor's GuideClick here to view a copy of our latest Visitors Guide, or request your free copy by mail!