Tags: Outreach.

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 […]

Stories from WMA

Posted: Oct 31, 2022

Students from the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) in Dothan, collaborated with WMA this month at Write Night: Open Mic Night, a one-of-a-kind event, as part of their student body’s Diversity Week activities. ACOM students enjoyed exhibitions after hours, and gathered in the space to share their own cultural heritage and practices through musical […]

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 […]

Stories from WMA

Posted: Sep 18, 2022

WMA brings in visitors of all ages to learn from and enjoy art in our galleries, and this month, we welcomed a very special group from a fellow nonprofit organization here in Dothan, Vaughn-Blumberg Services, which provides services for people with intellectual disabilities. Visitors from Vaughn-Blumberg Services have visited WMA for many years, but this […]

Stories from WMA

Posted: Jun 23, 2022

This month alone, 200 young students have been enjoying summer art camps and programs at WMA, learning and developing skills through hands-on artmaking, with many more to visit in July and August! Camps like ‘Read a Little, Art a Lot’ and ‘Mixed Media Mayhem’ gave little learners a chance to explore art mediums and fresh […]

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 […]

CAC Member Selection Announcement

Posted: Aug 03, 2021

The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) announces its selection of community advisory committee members, following a public call for community participation earlier this spring through an application process. This committee is focused on working alongside museum board and staff to provide community feedback and to be ambassadors for the museum’s mission and vision. Community Advisory […]

Wiregrass Museum of Art awarded Wiregrass Foundation grant for summer outreach programs

Posted: May 13, 2021

DOTHAN, AL – May 12, 2021 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art recently received a grant award totaling $19,296 from Dothan’s Wiregrass Foundation to be used in support of the museum’s long-running First Saturday Family Day program and Wiregrass-area summer outreach programs, which will begin in June. WMA will dedicate $9,296 of the award to First […]

Wiregrass Museum of Art launches new community advisory committee

Posted: Apr 21, 2021

DOTHAN, AL – April 20, 2021 – Wiregrass Museum of Art invites residents of the Wiregrass region to become more involved in the museum’s planning through the launch of a new community advisory committee. The museum aims to deepen its understanding of its community’s needs through authentic conversation and participation and to infuse its day-to-day operations […]

Art + Community Connection

Posted: Oct 13, 2020

Wiregrass Museum of Art thanks Southeast Health for their generous support in 2020! By upholding their commitment to Screen on the Green sponsorship during the museum’s temporary closure and reopening, and program cancellations due to COVID-19, their support provided WMA with funding to remain flexible and responsive to community needs in a challenging year. Southeast […]

WMA receives funding for summer outreach and educational programming

Posted: Jun 09, 2020

DOTHAN, Alabama – June 9, 2020 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it has received grant funding from the Southeast Alabama Community Foundation (SACF) and Wiregrass Foundation for education and outreach programs. SACF has awarded the museum $2,500 in support of WMA’s First Saturday Family Day and transitional virtual offerings during social […]

WMA’s Impact: Art + Access to Education

Posted: Jun 08, 2020

Did you know that the arts provide an open door to significant educational benefits and valuable life skills for students? Students who have arts-rich experiences are more likely to graduate high school and college, vote and be highly engaged in the community, and have a stronger development of fuller and more empathetic perspectives on other […]

WMA’s Impact: Art + Well-being

Posted: May 05, 2020

“The arts benefit patients, their caregivers, and the systems that provide the care—saving money, reducing pain medication needs and the length of hospital stays, strengthening immune levels, decreasing depression, increasing memory and cognitive function, and improving communication and behavioral skills.” While ongoing research supports the role of the arts in medical environments, we at WMA […]

Why Does WMA Matter to You?

Posted: Jan 27, 2020

Dear Friends of WMA: We at Wiregrass Museum of Art care deeply about making the art and programming we share meaningful to you, our community, and all our visitors. But we need your help! To learn more about how visitors like you engage with us, we are participating in a national survey of museum-goers, sponsored […]

WMA’s Impact: Art + Intergenerational Learning

Posted: Dec 10, 2019

Did you know the arts make every phase of life better and more fulfilling, and that learning through the arts has proven benefits for participants at all stages of life? In early childhood, the arts can boost IQ and get kids school-ready1. For older adults, arts participation also leads to better physical and mental health, higher […]

Caring for the Wiregrass through Art program issues call to artists

Posted: Nov 07, 2019

Wallace Community College – Dothan (WCCD) Foundation, the Heersink Family Foundation, and the Wiregrass Museum of Art are partnering to showcase the work of artists living and working in the tri-state region including Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Caring for the Wiregrass through Art will serve as a touchstone for WCCD Health Science programs. Artists participating in Caring […]

WMA launches Educator’s Lair blog

Posted: Oct 02, 2019

Online platform aims to help K-12 teachers meet state art standards in the classroom DOTHAN, Alabama – October 1, 2019 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Educator’s Lair, an online platform that serves as a resource for all K-12 educators. The blog, created by WMA’s education department, will […]

WMA awarded $50,000 contract with Dothan City Schools

Posted: Sep 06, 2019

DOTHAN, Alabama – September 6, 2019 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce that Dothan City Schools (DCS) has awarded WMA a contract in an amount not to exceed $50,000 to fund educational field trips for two area schools during the 2018-19 academic year, as well as professional development for school educators. […]

“Home: Where I Live” offers a glimpse into homelessness in Dothan

Posted: Jan 16, 2019

DOTHAN, Alabama – January 16, 2019 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of Home: Where I Live on the evening of January 17 at Art After Hours. Home explores the unique perspective of Dothan and Wiregrass area citizens that are either homeless or housing insecure. Artists were each given a […]

Alabama Bicentennial Commission grants $20,000 for  Stories of the Wiregrass project

Posted: Sep 11, 2018

DOTHAN, Alabama – September 11, 2018 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it has been awarded $20,000 from the Alabama Bicentennial Commission in support of Stories of the Wiregrass, a collaborative project to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Alabama’s statehood. Previous funding for bicentennial activities was awarded from the Alabama […]

WMA and City of Dothan select summer artist-in-residence for Highway 84 E corridor project

Posted: Jul 03, 2018

DOTHAN, Alabama – July 3, 2018 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA), in partnership with the City of Dothan, is pleased to announce it has selected mural artist Cosby Hayes to serve as an artist-in-residence in Dothan from June 1 through August 31 to gather community input for the City’s Highway 84 East corridor improvement project. The […]

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 […]

WMA and City of Dothan partner in Call for Artists for Highway 84 E corridor project

Posted: May 23, 2018

DOTHAN, Alabama – May 15, 2018 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA), in partnership with the City of Dothan, is pleased to announce a Call for Artists for a summer residency to take place between June 1 and August 31 to study transportation needs along the U.S. 84 East corridor — a stretch of highway […]

WMA Participates in Geneva Program Outreach

Posted: Mar 12, 2018

As an educator, nothing makes me happier than being able to share my passion for art with students. While the galleries provide the ideal platform to show incredible artwork from astounding artists, not everyone is able to make the trip out. Thankfully, WMA is able to go outside our walls with outreach programs, including Artful […]

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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