Fort Wayne Museum of Art Fort Wayne
Where are we going today?
Art is an amazing thing. There is so right or wrong, and it's a great way for kids to really express themselves. If you want to introduce the children to the art world, or continue their journey, then head to the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
Filled with ever changing exhibitions, as well as permanent collections, the museum can expose kids of all ages to the various genres that we call art.
The exhibitions at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art cover a range of topics, so there should always be something that captures the attention of those little ones. They sometimes focus on one particular artist, or they focus on a TYPE of art...such as glass blowing, or sculptures.
As you walk around, it's a great chance to open conversations with the children about what they think. The younger ones will love the colors and shapes, and the older ones can start to look at the techniques, and form opinions on what they love and don't love about them.
The permanent collections at the museum also cover fascinating topics, such as Indiana Impressionism, prints & drawings, and even American Brilliant Cut Glass. Who knew art came in all these forms!?
Keep an eye out for special events that are held at the museum too. From Summer Art, to Curators Tours, they are often a great way to learn just that little bit more about the art in the museum, and more importantly to ask questions!
Explore the art world at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art - you can catch the art bug at any age!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
10am - 6pm Tues to Sat / 10am - 8pm Thurs / 12pm - 5pm Sunday
All year round. Closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and July 4th
They have programs perfect for PreK to 12 if you want to bring the students for an extra education.
Grab something to eat before or after your visit, because food and drinks aren't allowed in the galleries. .
There are plenty of healthy options to be had in Fort Wayne!.
Any Top Tips?
Sometimes there is an additional charge for special exhibitions.
Doing our bit
The gallery collect and preserve some incredible pieces of art, so they can be enjoyed by families well into the future! .
Need a little extra help?
If you have special needs, just give them a call to check the accessibility of the gallery.
Strollers are not allowed in the special exhibition galleries, but they do have a place for you to leave your stroller.
If you love the museum, then have a look at their membership, because you get free entry!.
What people are saying?
by George H. Gardner
Can be hit or miss depending on what style of art you like. But for the most part they do a great job of bringing great works of art to the downtown area.
by A Google User
This place is awesome with a bunch of friends. There is no jungle gym like it in the world! I've gone back a half dozen times and keep bringing more people. Fun place to learn and have fun! Lines are longer than they should be - but absolutely SPECTACULAR views of the city. Go with a group or with a date. Can be a really fun weekend date.
by A Google User