Second Thursdays at FWMoA are a chance to explore the museum in a social atmosphere through conversation and discovery, featuring art and gallery activities led by museum curators and artists. Join us every month year-round for free admission, cash bar, and light appetizers. Check our events calendar for upcoming programs.
Revel spring weather at the 2nd Thursday Garden Party!
5-730pm; Curators’ Talk at 6pm
Enjoy free admission, cash bar, live music, and light appetizers among the cheerful and festive, spring-inspiring outdoor sculptures by Dorothy Gillespie.
Gillespie was a pioneer for women in the arts. In her impressive career of over 70 years, she was an activist, lecturer, and mentor to creative women throughout the world. Twenty years before her famous exhibitions at Walt Disney World and Rockefeller Center, Gillespie had a city-wide exhibition in Fort Wayne in 1979, which helped launch her career. This exhibition honors that instrumental exhibition, showcasing a dazzling array of outdoor sculptures.
Associate Curator of Exhibitions, Jenna Gilley, and Collection Information Specialist, Suzanne Slick, will share their stories of Gillespie’s exhibitions in Fort Wayne during a Curator’s Talk at 6pm facilitated by FWMoA’s President and CEO, Charles Shepard. Delicious bites will be provided by Club Soda surrounded by the delightful sounds of Bethany Wigtil and Cassie O’Hanlon playing through the evening.
This exhibition is made possible by loans from the Dorothy M. Gillespie Foundation.
Second Thursday at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art is sponsored by ProFed Credit Union.