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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
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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. 

 

Admission:

  • $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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  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art: The National 2018: Best Contemporary Photography

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    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until July 15, 2018

    2018-04-21 2018-07-15 Fort Wayne Museum of Art: The National 2018: Best Contemporary Photography <p>The National: Best Contemporary Photography 2018<br />Exhibit on display April 21-July 15, 2018<br /><br />The National is an invitational and juried exhibition, anchored by invited artists Alan Bur Johnson, Jessica Todd Harper, Michelle Andonian, Clint Baclawski, and Natalie Christensen. The exhibit will be augmented by the work of dozens more photography standouts from across the country selected for the show by jury. This exhibition, similar in prestige and quality to the FWMoA Contemporary Realism Biennial, will showcase the finest photography created or exhibited in the nation.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.<br />Parking<br />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 $3 fee will be charged.<br /><br />Gallery Hours <br />Sunday, 12 - 5 pm<br />Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm<br />Thursday 10am - 8pm<br />The galleries are closed Mondays and major holidays, including:<br />New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving Day.<br /><br />General Admission<br />Free to members <br />$8 - adults <br />$6 - students (PreK-college) <br />$6 - seniors 65+ <br />$20 - families<br />Free general admission every Thursday 5-8pm</p> 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art: Wonderland: Photographs by Kirsty Mitchell

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    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until August 12, 2018

    2018-06-02 2018-08-12 Fort Wayne Museum of Art: Wonderland: Photographs by Kirsty Mitchell <p>Wonderland: Photographs by Kirsty Mitchell<br />June 2 - August 12, 2018<br /><br />Featuring a selection of large-scale artworks accompanied by videos documenting the artist’s creative process, this exhibition is the first to introduce Kirsty Mitchell's fantastical photographs to American museum audiences.<br />Kirsty Mitchell is an award-winning fine art photographer from Surrey, England. For the past six years, she has worked on a deeply personal photographic series dedicated to her mother, Maureen, who passed away from a brain tumor in 2008. Kirsty began the project as an escape from reality and a way of coming to terms with her grief. Trained as a fashion designer, she created elaborate costumes and props and collaborated with hair and make-up artist Elbie Van Eeden to compose and then photograph astonishingly beautiful, fantastical scenes in the lush local landscape. <br />Within months of the series’ inception, Wonderland quickly gained a world-wide following as viewers became connected to the artworks and the intense emotions that inspired them.<br />What started as a small summer project in Kirsty's kitchen, suddenly grew into a life-changing journey filled with extraordinary theatrical characters and bursting with all the colors of the passing English seasons. The series culminated in the 2015 publication of The Wonderland Book and, due to overwhelming demand, a second-edition printing in Fall 2016. <br /><br />Curator's Tour: June 7, 12:15-1pm<br />Enjoy an engaging guided tour of this exhibition led by Chief Curator and CEO Charles Shepard. From his specialized and personal point of view, Shepard offers a unique perspective as the visionary for all FWMoA exhibitions. Free with museum admission.<br /><br />Parking<br />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 $3 fee will be charged.<br /><br />Gallery Hours <br />Sunday, 12 - 5 pm<br />Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm<br />Thursday 10am - 8pm<br />The galleries are closed Mondays and major holidays, including:<br />New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving Day.<br /><br />General Admission<br />Free to members <br />$8 - adults <br />$6 - students (PreK-college) <br />$6 - seniors 65+ <br />$20 - families<br />Free general admission every Thursday 5-8pm</p> 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Outlaws of Print: The History and Artists of the Underground Collective

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    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until July 8, 2018

    2018-04-21 2018-07-08 Outlaws of Print: The History and Artists of the Underground Collective <p>Outlaws of Print: The History and Artists of the Underground Collective<br />April 21-July 8, 2018<br /><br />The Outlaw Printmakers are a tight-knit group of international printers that formed in New York City in 2000 and largely names Richard Mock as their primary influence. Mock, whose narrative work is politically-influenced, is widely known from the New York Times op-ed pages from the early 1980s through the ‘90s.<br />The exhibition will tell the history of this group through ephemera, new work by the Outlaws, and lino blocks and work by Mock. Prints from Bill Fick, Tom Huck, Dennis McNett, Sean Starwars, Katherine Polk and more will be exhibited.</p> <p>Outlaw Printmakers range in skill from lithography to block and relief. What they have in common is an undercurrent of the macabre, metal/punk rock, pop culture, and at times satirical and political themes.<br />This exhibition is organized by artist Dennis McNett.<br /><br />Parking<br />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 $3 fee will be charged.<br /><br />Gallery Hours <br />Sunday, 12 - 5 pm<br />Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm<br />Thursday 10am - 8pm<br /><br />General Admission<br />Free to members <br />$8 - adults <br />$6 - students (PreK-college) <br />$6 - seniors 65+ <br />$20 - families<br />Free general admission every Thursday 5-8pm</p> 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-06-20 14:00:00 2018-06-20 15:00:00 Print Room Talks <p>Meet in the Print and Drawing Study Center to learn more about the art and processes of different time periods through a close-up study of different types of prints and drawings. Print Room Talks are led by Curator of Prints and Drawings Sachi Yanari-Rizzo, and are free with museum admission.<br /><br />June 20: Expressionism in Germany<br />German cities, like Berlin and Dresden, were hubs of innovative art activity, especially between the World Wars. Many of the artists have been grouped together for their expressionistic impulses. The artists attempted to give insight into deeply personal experiences and feelings often times through the use of exaggerated or distorted form. Discussion will involve artists Max Beckmann, Erich Heckel, and Käthe Kollwitz, among others.</p> 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2016-01-01 2018-06-20 15:00:00 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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  • 2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery

    Fort Wayne Museum of Art

    Recurring monthly on the 2nd Thursday until December 13, 2018

    2018-04-12 2018-12-13 2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery <p>Join us for 2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery, your opportunity to experience the fine art and craft from over 75 local and regional Paradigm artists in deeper ways. Each second Thursday of the month will feature artist meet and greets, demonstrations, debuts, trunk shows, tastings, or performances. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends.</p> 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Meet Me at FWMoA

    Fort Wayne Museum of Art

    Recurring monthly on the 3rd Tuesday until December 18, 2018

    2018-05-15 14:00:00 2018-12-18 15:00:00 Meet Me at FWMoA <p>This monthly tour program is specially designed for individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other form of dementia. Tours are led by docents trained to effectively communicate with individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of dementia and are designed to be engaging for the individual and their care partners.<br /><br />People who are interested in attending the monthly tours must be pre-screened through the Fort Wayne office of the Alzheimer's Association by calling 800.272.3900. Tours are free of charge for participants and their care partners and will take place the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m., each lasting about an hour</p> 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • The Fort Wayne Museum of Art: Winslow Homer: From Poetry to Fiction, The Engraved Works

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    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until September 23, 2018

    2018-07-28 2018-09-23 The Fort Wayne Museum of Art: Winslow Homer: From Poetry to Fiction, The Engraved Works <p>Winslow Homer: From Poetry to Fiction, The Engraved Works<br />July 28-September 23, 2018<br /><br />This exhibit is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Winslow Homer wood engravings ever to tour American museums, including many never before exhibited or published rare period photographs that relate to Homer's engravings from the early 1860s to the late 1870s. <br />Three exceptional Homer lithographs from the Bufford print shop in Boston, MA, c.1856-1857, are also included, as well as two handwritten documents related to the Civil War. Several of the engraved works also include comparisons with alternative works by Homer and other artists of his time and before. The exhibition is organized into 13 sub-themed areas based on Homer's subjects that include: The Bufford Workshop Apprentice Years, Early Portraits, Leisure Time Activity, Rural America, The War Years, Holidays, The Sporting Life, Courtship and Romance, Seaside Views, America's Youth, The Changing Role of Women, Urbanization and Society, and Poetry and Literature.<br />With a sensitive and observant eye, Homer observed American society and its environments through many mediums, and with this exhibit we focus on his skillfully executed monochromatic engravings created in the years before the Civil War and the following decade, both mourning a country in turmoil and heralding its rebirth.<br />This exhibition was organized by Contemporary and Modern Print Exhibitions<br /><br />Parking<br />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 $3 fee will be charged.<br /><br />Gallery Hours <br />Sunday, 12 - 5 pm<br />Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm<br />Thursday 10am - 8pm<br />The galleries are closed Mondays and major holidays, including:<br />New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving Day.<br /><br />General Admission<br />Free to members <br />$8 - adults <br />$6 - students (PreK-college) <br />$6 - seniors 65+ <br />$20 - families<br />Free general admission every Thursday 5-8pm</p> 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • All Access: Exploring Humanism in the Art of Chuck Sperry

    Fort Wayne Museum of Art

    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until December 9, 2018

    2018-09-15 2018-12-09 All Access: Exploring Humanism in the Art of Chuck Sperry <p>All Access: Exploring Humanism in the Art of Chuck Sperry<br />September 15 - December 9, 2018<br /><br />The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is pleased to celebrate Chuck Sperry’s first museum solo exhibition. Sperry has been preeminent in the rock poster genre since the late 1990s and has largely defined the genre in each decade since with his distinctive style and masterful printing technique.</p> <p><br />Sperry has drawn inspiration for this work from the classical Greco-Roman idea of the muse, and their metaphorical home on Mount Helikon — the source of inspiration for all things art and music. Naiads, nymphs and muses in their richly patterned floral settings make their way into Sperry’s work. Dripping with brightly colored flowers, decked in gold and silver textures, Sperry’s blue-silver muses sing a paean to the long tradition of humanism reactivated in the struggle for social progress, universal human rights, a more perfect democracy and the utopian ideals of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco where Sperry has made his home since 1989.<br />Symbolism, Secession, ukiyo-e, and psychedelia blend in Sperry’s flattened, post-modern figurative art: all potent ingredients Sperry strives self-consciously to re-evaluate for the 21st Century.<br />The exhibit will feature 2 large scale tapestries designed by Sperry, 25 screen prints on oak panel, original ink drawings, and ephemeral color progressives which illuminate Sperry’s unique printing process. <br />This exhibition is organized by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and its Curator of Contemporary Art Josef Zimmerman.<br /><br />Exhibit Opening Party: September 14, 6-9pm<br />Celebrate opening weekend of this exhibit and Litmus Test: Works on Paper from the Psychedelic Era with live music, cash bar, appetizers, and face time with the one and only Chuck Sperry!<br /><br />Printmaking Workshop with Chuck Sperry: September 15, time TBD<br />Learn from the singular figure of psychedelic poster printmaking Chuck Sperry with a hand-on workshop. Pre-registration with fee of $30 is required. Fee includes all supplies and your take-home creation.<br /><br />Parking<br />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 $3 fee will be charged.<br /><br />Gallery Hours <br />Sunday, 12 - 5 pm<br />Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm<br />Thursday 10am - 8pm<br /><br />General Admission<br />Free to members <br />$8 - adults <br />$6 - students (PreK-college) <br />$6 - seniors 65+ <br />$20 - families<br />Free general admission every Thursday 5-8pm</p> 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar

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    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until January 6, 2019

    2018-09-29 2019-01-06 Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar <p>Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar<br />September 29, 2018 - January 6, 2019<br /><br />The guitar has been a signature element of world culture for more than 500 years. As the guitar’s ancestors evolved over centuries from the earliest ouds and lutes, guitar makers experimented with shapes, materials, and accessories, seeking the perfect blend of beauty and sound. Spanning centuries of design and craftsmanship, the exhibition takes visitors through the history of an object that is one of the most recognizable items on the planet.<br />The show features 40 iconic stringed instruments, ranging from an intricately inlaid Moorish oud, a six-foot long Renaissance theorbo, to guitars displaying the modern Italian design of the Eko and one with a stunning transparent acrylic body of California's BC Rich guitars.<br />Art and music transcend cultural boundaries while the most recognized musical instrument &#8211; the guitar &#8211; has influenced culture beyond music. Through the years the guitar and its shape have been integral elements for artists such as Vermeer and Picasso, and today they are incorporated into the advertisement of everything from clothes to cars. <br /><br />Sponsored in part by<br />Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater Sound<br /> <br />Parking<br />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 $3 fee will be charged.<br /><br />Gallery Hours <br />Sunday, 12 - 5 pm<br />Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm<br />Thursday 10am - 8pm<br />The galleries are closed Mondays and major holidays, including:<br />New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving Day.<br /><br />General Admission<br />Free to members <br />$8 - adults <br />$6 - students (PreK-college) <br />$6 - seniors 65+ <br />$20 - families<br />Free general admission every Thursday 5-8pm</p> 311 East Main Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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