Fort Wayne Museum of Art

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Although most community celebrations had to be cancelled or put on hold this summer due to COVID-19, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art is partnering with Arts United to carry off its 20th annual Chalk Walk, normally a signature Three Rivers Festival event--virtually.

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The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is ending this year on a doubly high note, saluting an important chapter of local history with its Fort Wayne Art School exhibit, and welcoming a new and major permanent glass sculpture acquisition.

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The Fort Wayne Museum of Art's newest exhibit, by Brett Amory, is a residency work in progress that allows the public to interact with the California-based artist, and the installation itself, all this month.

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The Fort Wayne Museum of Art's acquisition of Dale Chihuly's "Lily Gold Chandelier" this spring was an "art glass" dream come true.

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Crystal Wagner’s new series Bloom opens Friday at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. It will be on display until October 23, and once it’s taken down, it’s gone forever.

"Invisible College" Exhibit Brings the Streets Indoors

Jul 10, 2015
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New Contemporary Art encompasses a lot of different styles. What they all share is they’ve been developed largely outside of traditional, institutional contexts.

But a new exhibit at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art is blurring those lines - bringing traditional public and street art inside its walls.  “Invisible College” includes pieces from all over the world, and five original murals painted right inside the museum.

The project is in partnership with The Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles.

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As far as Charles Shepard is concerned, glass sculpture is due for its big day in the museum world.

That’s why the organization he runs – the Fort Wayne Museum of Art – is holding its latest “Summer of Glass” show.

While Shepard says many museums see the medium as more of a craft than an art, he also believes it’s set to break through on the museum circuit.

But until it does, he’s happy to showcase some of the world’s best studio glass right here in Fort Wayne.

Arts Diversity Program Sees Results in First Year

May 18, 2015
Cheyney Rose

Here's an update for you on a story we reported back in March

The Hope Gap Project, through the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, aimed to bring a wider  diversity of student artists to enter their work into the Scholastic Awards.  That’s the oldest source of recognition and scholarships for teen arts in the country.  

The idea was to inspire students through virtual meetings with successful artists who  come from similar backgrounds. 

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The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is offering the public a unique experience with their latest exhibit, "Dance Theatre of Harlem: 40 Years of Firsts."

Digging deep into the troupe's archives, this multi-media tour engages art, dance, theater and history lovers alike.

WBOI's Julia Meek met with FWMoA Deputy Director Amanda Martin and Karen Gibbons-Brown from the Fort Wayne Ballet to discuss the impact of this many-faceted exhibit.

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A senior from Carroll High School in Fort Wayne is headed to Carnegie Hall.

A photograph by Jessica Lineman won a national Scholastic Art and Writing Award – the longest running source of recognition and scholarships for teen arts in the country.  The national awards will be given out Friday in New York.

Past winners include everyone from Sylvia Plath to Andy Warhol to Lena Dunham.

In Fort Wayne, the Scholastic program is run through the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, and has grown to be recognized as one of the best in the country.  

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