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Fort Wayne Museum of Art

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Address: 311 E Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802-1997
Phone Number: +1 260-422-6467
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

At FWMoA, you will find exhibitions of American fine and decorative art...

At FWMoA, you will find exhibitions of American fine and decorative art ranging from the 19th century to contemporary art, including exhibitions exploring the cross-cultural connections between artwork and artists from diverse ethnic and national backgrounds.

You also will find a lending library with over 8,000 art and culture volumes and periodicals for public use, a hands-on learning environment for young children, and a Print and Drawing Study Center available for first-hand study of our vast collection of works on paper. Additionally, the Paradigm Gallery gift shop features the art and fine craft of over 75 regional and national artists working in a variety of media.

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Small but very nice and very helpful staff

This is a very nice art center. It has an area for kids but there are a few nice pieces in there as well. They had a nice show when I was there on Indiana art, it was very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 20, 2016
Shelly G
Denver, Iowa
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Holland, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The receptionist failed to tell us that a portion of the museum was closed off due to preparation for an event held at the museum. We walked through one section of museum and wondered where the other exhibits were. A guard informed us that the other exhibits (sections) were closed. We would have toured the museum on another day. So... More 

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Denver, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

This is a very nice art center. It has an area for kids but there are a few nice pieces in there as well. They had a nice show when I was there on Indiana art, it was very traditional (other shows were more contemporary don't get me wrong) I really enjoyed it though it was an interesting look at... More 

Thank Shelly G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

The spaces and lighting were fantastic and the displays varied. Two of the galleries were being reworked but looked to hold nothing of great interest. The fine glass show was astounding and we found it difficult to tear away from several of the pieces. Even the civil war art gallery was interesting once we had the story behind the art

Thank TGamble
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

The FWMA is another wonderful attraction in downtown FW. A variety of shows appealing to a broad audience. The glass exhibition is a rarity in a town like FW. It was superb. Congrats on continuing to evolve .

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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Lots of very interesting art. I really appreciated the variety. The hand drawn blueprints that were on display were especially fascinating to me. We went early in the morning so not many people were there. The staff wasn't especially friendly, but overall a very enjoyable experience.

Thank Natalina S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

I have been to many events here and it is a beautiful space but there isn't very much art so I never quite understood how it qualified as an art museum and not an event bureau with great art. What is there is beautiful, but it is just not much.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

This museum offers a continuing rotation of fine art. It is always a treat to drop by and experience the latest show. Not a big museum but modern and worth the time to drop-in.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Constantly changing exhibits make this a worthwhile place to visit from time to time. Very nice shop is practically a gallery itself.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

Lots to see, exhibits are ever changing, so it is a good place to return to. I enjoyed the Native American display.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

No Picassos or Rembrandts. It's not that kind of place. The permanent collection concentrates on Indiana artists and isn't terribly exciting. However, when we visited they had an excellent display of art by local kids and teens. Not what you'd put on your fridge, though. This stuff was highly creative. The future of American art is in good hands. There... More 

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