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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.

Curator’s Tours

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

The processes and techniques of printmaking are vast and can be highly technical, making this medium both fascinating and mystifying for many. During Print Room Talks, we examine examples of printmaking techniques up-close and learn about artists from the permanent collection and their processes.

Print Room Talks are on the third Wednesday of every other month at 2pm. Print Room Talks are led by Sachi Yanari-Rizzo, Curator of Prints and Drawings. These events will be socially distanced with limited seating, but they will be made available online afterward.

For the 2022-23 series of Print Room Talks, we will go back to the basics. Printmaking is most simply defined as the process by which an image is transferred from one surface to another, but for many museum visitors, specific printmaking terms and techniques remain a mystery. For example, what is the difference between an engraving and etching? This series will discuss the most commonly used printmaking techniques up-close through the work of permanent collection artists. Although often developed for commercial purposes, artists from Albrecht Dürer to Andy Warhol and beyond have harnessed printmaking for its unique expressive properties.

Upcoming Print Room Talks

Docent Program

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.