We offer a variety of social and educational opportunities for adults. From informational to interactive experiences, our programs are tailored to different interests and skill levels that will inspire you.
In our Curator’s Tours, President & CEO and Chief Curator Charles Shepard or other curators take you on a new gallery tour each month. From their specialized and personal points of view, curators offer a unique perspective for all exhibitions at the Museum.
Curator’s Tours are on the first Thursday of every month from 12:15 – 1pm. They are free with gallery admission.
Upcoming Curator's Tours
2nd Thursday at FWMoA
Second Thursdays are a chance for visitors to explore the museum and expand their imaginations through conversation and discovery. The evenings feature art and gallery activities led by Museum curators and artists. Join us every month year-round with free admission, cash bar, and light appetizers. Check our events calendar for upcoming programs.
Upcoming 2nd Thursday's
College and Adult Groups
Take advantage of our staff and docent-led tours with your friends, family or student groups! These 30–45 minute tours are available Tuesday through Friday, from 10am – 4pm. Contact us to schedule your tour, and we’ll learn more about your group’s interests related to the current exhibitions and will tailor your tour accordingly. A minimum of five people is required for a group tour. Please arrive at least ten minutes before your tour.
Please give at least ten business days’ notice for guided tours.
Not interested in a guided tour? No problem.
We encourage all groups to call us to plan a visit, even without a guided tour. You can come any time during gallery hours.
$10 general admission + $3 tour fee per adult 18–64
$8 general admission + $3 tour fee per senior 65+
$8 general admission + $2 tour fee per student
General admission is free to FWMoA Members; tour fees apply per Member
All group ticket sales are final.
Print Room Talks
Contemporary prints can be large scale, complex in color and composition, and at times even three dimensional. It begs the question: are artists making all these prints on their own?
Artists with or without an in-depth background in printmaking work at professional print studios where ambitious ideas are explored, tapping the knowledge of experienced master printers. While the technical skills and solutions offered by master printers at printmaking workshops may be key in the realization of the final print, their collaborative role is seldom celebrated.
This series will explore the development of the post-WWII Print Renaissance in the U.S., which transformed the perception of printmaking from merely reproductive to a fine art in its own right. Through the proliferation of printmaking workshops and their interconnections, discover the artists who together are making some of the most exciting prints that we see today.
Upcoming Print Room Talks
Mastrangelo Lecture Series
FWMoA’s Mastrangelo Lecture Series honors the remarkable lives of Dr. Mike and Mrs. Grace Mastrangelo and their devotion to furthering the Fort Wayne community through a shared commitment to the arts and public service. In their honor, FWMoA offers public lectures to inspire the next generation of art enthusiasts and curious, life-long learners.
Docents are museum volunteers and are essential to educating the public about the diverse exhibitions on display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, using the art as a tool to expand the minds of all who listen and learn. Leading engaging tours is a unique opportunity to work with children, heighten your mental engagement and contribute to your community. All interested individuals will be asked to complete a background check before joining the docent team.