Scholastic Program Receives Major Award 
FWMoA awarded 2013 Gold Key for Excellence in the Field

Earlier this month, FWMoA received a major national award from the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, an honor given to only one of the 116 national affiliates that organize the Art and Writing Awards at the regional level. The Gold Key for Excellence recognizes extraordinary dedication to providing opportunities to creative young people, perseverance through challenges over time, and expansion of the Awards program to reach more participants.

FWMoA Scholastic Program leaders Mr. Maxamillian Meyer and Ms. Joslyn Elliott were honored May 31 from the stage of Carnegie Hall.
Watch the webcast.

Travel with the Art League to Ann Arbor

Visit the nation's most exciting art fairs July 17
Travel with the Fort Wayne Art League to the Ann Arbor Art Fairs, four street art fairs that attract 500,000 visitors from all over the country to view the work of 1,600 contemporary artists and craftspeople working in all mediums.

Your trip includes luxury coach travel, continental breakfast, free admission to the Alumni Invitational Exhibit at University of Michigan's Slusser Gallery, box dinner and wine for the return trip, and special guest and former Director of the Ann Arbor Art Fairs, FWMoA Executive Director Charles Shepard.

Cost: $50 per person, non-refundable

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AFROS extended to August 18!      

The success of Michael July's AFROS: A Celebration of Natural Hair has drawn many people to FWMoA, especially those interested in photography and the trends and movements in contemporary culture that help shape our world. All that and more is exemplified in July's photography exhibit of individuals from all parts of the country who celebrate natural, individual style.

Because of this positive response, FWMoA has extended the exhibition to August 18 as well as secured a summer travel destination for the exhibit at the Indiana Black Expo, Indiana's premier convention for recognizing African American achievement.

Read more about July and his exhibit at FWMoA 

Upcoming events:

1st Thursday Gallery Talk
June 6, 12:15-12:45pm
An experienced gallery guide will take you on an in-depth look at
Michael July's exhibition.

2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery: Glass Showcase
June 13, 5:30pm
In anticipation of the Summer of Glass at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, view the work of former Chihuly team member Matthew Paskiet, who currently produces from the Toledo Glass Pavilion, while local favorites Eran Park and Mike Brumbaugh showcase their unique approach to studio glass. Free

Veterans Appreciation Day
June 23, 1-5pm 
You are invited for a special day at the Museum to welcome veterans, active military personnel, and their families to learn more about the needs of servicemen and women and how the arts can play a role. Gallery tours will be led by Museum volunteer docent Dave Cooper, DAV, Vietnam, USMC at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. Charles Shepard, FWMoA Executive Director, will lead a discussion forum at 2:30pm. Refreshments provided. Free 

Fort Wayne Museum of Art is funded in part by Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne.