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WMA’s new fall events draw large crowds

Posted: Nov 01, 2022

In celebration of its upcoming 35th anniversary, the Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) debuted two new fall events this past weekend, The Glass Pumpkin Party, and The Pumpkin Patch, a free family art festival. These events provided fun, unique opportunities for area residents and families to experience artmaking by learning directly from artists. WMA’s slate […]

Two new exhibitions to open at Art After Hours on October 20, 2022

Posted: Oct 17, 2022

DOTHAN, Alabama — October 16, 2022 — The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) will open new exhibitions on the evening of Thursday, October 20 at its monthly Art After Hours event, which will be on view until December 31, 2022. “entwined” is an exhibition of work by Pinky/MM Bass and Carolyn DeMeritt, long-time collaborators and […]

New family art festival and glass art party to debut at Wiregrass Museum of Art

Posted: Oct 14, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DOTHAN, Alabama — October 14, 2022 — The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is introducing two new events at the end of the month, The Glass Pumpkin Party, and The Pumpkin Patch, a free family art festival. Both events are part of the museum’s series of community-focused events and programs in celebration […]

Prom Night at WMA’s Annual Member Party

Posted: May 10, 2022

WMA celebrated its vibrant member community with this year’s annual member party, One Night Only: Prom Night on Thursday, May 5th. Attendees enjoyed taking inspiration from the theme, wearing their favorite prom looks over the decades, and posed for classic prom photos within the museum’s galleries. One Night Only offered members a chance to connect […]

New exhibitions to open at Art After Hours

Posted: Apr 20, 2022

WMA will open new exhibitions on the evening of Thursday, April 21 at its monthly Art After Hours event, which will be on view until June 25, 2022. Sonya Yong James: The Eye of a Needle features an installation of works from the Atlanta-based artist, with a focus on repurposed cloth and thread as mediums […]

Youth Art Month at WMA sees high student participation, awards winners

Posted: Mar 23, 2022

The Wiregrass Museum of Art opened its annual Youth Art Month exhibition this month, selecting 151 works of art to display from its record-breaking total of 728 submissions. Selected works represent students from 31 schools, including Dothan City Schools, Houston County Schools, Dale County Schools, Coffee County Schools, private, and homeschool. Held every March, Youth […]

WMA hosts elected officials for Museums Advocacy Day

Posted: Mar 15, 2022

WMA celebrated Museums Advocacy Day on March 2nd, hosting area elected officials to learn more about the museum’s work and impact within the Wiregrass community. Created by the American Alliance of Museums in 2009, Museums Advocacy Day has been a unique opportunity to unite museum colleagues and supporters from across the country as one voice […]

House Party for Art brings art + music + tech to viewers across the region

Posted: Aug 21, 2020

WMA recently concluded House Party for Art, its first virtual festival during August 13-15th, which included artist hangouts, spoken word, and music performances from artists and musicians across the Southeast. In a time of extended physical distancing and preventative health measures to protect our Wiregrass community, WMA created the virtual festival as an alternative to [...]

WMA’s House Party for Art will celebrate art, music and tech

Posted: Aug 07, 2020

DOTHAN, Alabama — August 6, 2020 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) will hold House Party for Art (HPA), a free virtual music, art and technology festival August 13-15. Due to current restrictions on in-person gatherings, HPA will replace Yard Party for Art this year, an event that is held annually in August in […]

‘B20: Wiregrass Biennial’ set for a virtual opening at WMA

Posted: Jul 14, 2020

DOTHAN, Alabama — July 14, 2020 — The Wiregrass Museum of Art announces the opening of the virtual exhibition, “B20: Wiregrass Biennial” on July 16 at wiregrassbiennial.com/. WMA’s biennial showcases the South’s most talented contemporary artists, illustrating the region’s rich cultural heritage. The juried exhibition encourages innovative and progressive work that utilizes a variety of art […]

WMA’s winter exhibitions to feature Alabama artists

Posted: Jan 15, 2020

DOTHAN, Alabama – January 9, 2020 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it will feature work from two Alabama artists during its winter quarter of exhibitions. Jenny Fine’s Synchronized Swimmers and Beverly West Leach’s Telling on Myself are set to open on January 16 at Art After Hours (5:30-8 p.m.) […]

YPA 2019 is in the books!

Posted: Aug 19, 2019

Saturday evening, August 10th found WMA’s garden filled with hundreds of people enjoying live music, art demonstrations, amazing food, and the occasional cool breeze during Yard Party for Art, the museum’s annual one-night celebration of its mission to bring engaging art and accessible educational programming to the Wiregrass. The crowd was treated to four incredible […]

Yard Party for Art returns to WMA on August 10

Posted: Aug 05, 2019

DOTHAN, Alabama – July 30, 2019 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce that Yard Party for Art (YPA) will return to the museum’s garden on Saturday, August 10, 2019. The annual, one-night art and music festival, billed as “the hottest party of the year,” will include a diverse lineup of live, original music from regional musicians,art demonstrations, an interactive virtual-reality experience, yard games, great drinks, […]

WMA’s Art After Hours celebrates summer exhibitions

Posted: Jul 18, 2019

DOTHAN, Alabama – July 18, 2019 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce the opening of its summer exhibitions, “As Long as the Waters Flow: Native Americans in the South and East,” featuring photographs of Native American communities by Carolyn DeMeritt; “Sight Lines,” a multi-media installation by artists Katie Hargrave and Meredith Lynn; and […]

Yard Party for Art, the HOTTEST party of the year, returns to WMA’s garden

Posted: Aug 21, 2018

On Saturday, August 11, with the support of our community, the Wiregrass Museum of Art turned its garden into a summertime oasis at Yard Party for Art. It was a beautiful evening of music, art, entertainment, and food and drinks. Yard Party for Art goes beyond just one night. This year’s proceeds will fund innovative […]

Wiregrass Museum of Art Hosts Alabama History Institute, June 18-21

Posted: Jun 19, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Andi Martin, Alabama Bicentennial Commission 334-242-5864, andi.martin@bicentennial.alabama.gov Wiregrass Museum of Art Hosts Alabama History Institute, June 18-21 Montgomery, AL (June 18, 2018) – The Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan will host an Alabama History Institute (AHI) for grades 3-5 teachers and administrators entitled Our Roots Run Deep: Digging Up Alabama’s Rich Farming History. Sponsored by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission and the Alabama […]

Youth Write Night 2018

Posted: Mar 17, 2018

To coincide with the national celebration of Youth Art Month and WMA’s exhibition, we hosted our first ever Youth Write Night, inviting 7th-12th grade students to share an original written work. The night was a wonderful success with 15 students presenting! Participants came out from Girard Middle School, Beverlye Magnet School, Dothan High School, Chipley […]

Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Refund Policy

The Wiregrass Museum of Art may cancel any class with insufficient enrollment; students will be notified and given a full refund. If a student withdraws at least 1 week before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for the full cost of the class. If a student withdraws 24 hours before the class begins, he/she will be refunded for half the cost of the class. There are no refunds after the start date of class, and membership fees are nonrefundable. Students are not enrolled until complete payment is received.

Terms and Conditions

The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.

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Mask Policy

WMA asks that all campers ages 5 and up wear a mask during their museum visit, including classes and camps. If you don’t have a mask, we can provide one for you. Exceptions can be made for those with documented respiratory or sensory issues. We thank you for protecting your fellow visitors and our staff!

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