Tags: Support.

WMA receives $13,000 in grants to support summer outreach programs and First Saturday Family Day

Posted: Jun 03, 2022

WMA is pleased to announce it has been awarded grants from local foundations to support two programs, including summer outreach programs and the museum’s longest running program, First Saturday Family Day. “These programs reflect the museum’s core mission to inspire lifelong learning for all ages. WMA’s programs are part of a comprehensive educational plan to […]

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 […]

WMA to host ALC workshop for teaching artists

Posted: Apr 28, 2022

The Wiregrass Museum of Art is partnering with the Alabama Artistic Literacy Consortium to host a training workshop for artists who currently work in schools, and for those who may wish to. The workshop will be held at WMA on Saturday, May 14th, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the museum’s classrooms. During the […]

Letter from the Director – Spring 2022

Posted: Apr 06, 2022

Dear Friends and Members, A member recently told me, “WMA is the place to be these days”, and I couldn’t agree more! With thousands of school students coming through our doors, the museum feels as lively as ever. First Saturday Family Day is also back in person, with close to 150 people attending last month. […]

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 […]

Arts and Philanthropy: Unpacking Public Funding

Posted: Mar 08, 2022

WMA introduces a new interview series in 2022, focusing on connections between the arts and philanthropy. In this interview, Melissa Rea, the museum’s Director of Advancement, chatted with Alabama Representative Paul Lee, who has represented the State’s 86th District since 2010. Melissa: Paul, thanks for taking the time to talk with us and explore some […]

Corporate Member Spotlight: CDG Engineers & Associates, Inc.

Posted: Jan 18, 2022

WMA is generously supported in part by the regional business community through its corporate member program. We sat down with Scott W. Trott, P.E., the Chief Strategy Officer of CDG Engineers & Associates, Inc. to talk about their company’s culture and priorities. CDG is a proud Patron level corporate member. WMA: Scott, please tell us [...]

Corporate Member Spotlight

Posted: Oct 12, 2021

WMA works with our corporate members to make the Wiregrass region a more creative, connected place to live, work, and visit. We talked with Elaine Taylor of RealTime, LLC, to talk about their support for the museum, and their company’s culture and priorities. RealTime, LLC, proudly supports WMA as a Supporter level corporate member. WMA: […]

WMA awarded $30,800 in grants for Sydney A. Foster artist residency and exhibition

Posted: Sep 29, 2021

Pictured Above: Sydney Foster, Photo by Frank Jackson.  The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce grant support for an artist residency and upcoming exhibition with Sydney A. Foster, from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and the Alabama State Council on the Arts, in the amounts of $25,000 and $5,800, respectively.  Foster, an […]

WMA Reinvigorates Collection with Spanish Language and Photo Labels

Posted: Sep 09, 2021

WMA has recently launched a new initiative to make its Permanent Collection more accessible for its visitors. Labels for Permanent Collection objects, located in its Entrance Galleries and on long term display, now have added interpreted text in Spanish, and have provided photos of the artists whose works are displayed. These labels allow visitors and […]

Beyond the Box: ArtBox 2021

Posted: Aug 24, 2021

Two young artists. Three artist mentors. One project to change the world. During the last week of February for the last ten years, WMA would transform into a beautiful realm of chaos as teams of high school students took over the galleries to create installation art works from scratch in less than 48 hours. Teams […]

Corporate Member Spotlight – Wiregrass Home Team

Posted: Aug 12, 2021

WMA is generously supported in part by the regional business community through its corporate member program. We sat down with Bev Arnold of Wiregrass Home Team to talk about their company’s culture and priorities. Wiregrass Home Team proudly supports WMA as a new Friend level corporate member. WMA: Tell us a little bit about your […]

Wiregrass Museum of Art Receives $25,000 Grant from Henry Luce Foundation

Posted: May 24, 2021

DOTHAN, AL – May 24, 2021 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it has received a grant in the amount of $25,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation to support three collections-based exhibitions in 2021. A leader in art funding since 1982, the Luce Foundation’s American Art Program supports innovative museum […]

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 […]

NEH Grant Advances WMA’s Work in Collections Care

Posted: Apr 16, 2021

Wiregrass Museum of Art holds more than 1,100 objects of art in its care, including over 700 of those within its permanent collections, and is proud to care for, exhibit, and preserve these objects for future generations to enjoy and learn from. WMA recently completed a project within its ongoing collections care priorities with assistance […]

Wiregrass Museum of Art selected to participate in national Museum Assessment Program

Posted: Apr 07, 2021

DOTHAN, Alabama – April 6, 2021 – Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) has been selected to participate in the Museum Assessment Program (MAP), which is administered by the American Alliance of Museums. Through guided self-study assessment and on-site consultation with a museum professional, participation in MAP will empower Wiregrass Museum of Art to better serve […]

Alabama State Council on the Arts awards $10,400 to WMA for artist residencies and professional development

Posted: Mar 24, 2021

DOTHAN, Alabama – March 24, 2021 – The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) has awarded two grants totaling $10,400 to the Wiregrass Museum of Art through its organizational grants program. WMA was awarded $5,200 to support its artist residency program, and another $5,200 for professional development and training in 2021. ASCA receives annual […]

Wiregrass Museum of Art receives proceeds from 31st annual Michelin Charity Golf Tournament

Posted: Mar 01, 2021

DOTHAN, Alabama – February 5, 2021 – Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is the recipient of an award totaling $33,100 from the Michelin North America Charity Golf Tournament, held annually in Greenville, S.C. The 2020 tournament was held virtually in October and raised more than $330,000, with proceeds supporting 10 charities in communities where Michelin employees […]

WMA receives technology and publication awards at 2020 Southeastern Museums Conference

Posted: Nov 08, 2020

DOTHAN, Alabama – November 5, 2020 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is the recipient of five awards at the 2020 Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC), including three in the technology category and two in publications. Award winners were recognized at SEMC’s annual conference, held virtually this year in October. The designations recognize WMA’s contribution to professional […]

Alabama State Council on the Arts awards $11,200 to WMA for artist projects and annual Art Box program

Posted: Oct 26, 2020

DOTHAN, Alabama – October 26, 2020 – The Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) has awarded two grants totaling $11,200 to the Wiregrass Museum of Art through its organizational grants program. WMA was awarded $5,600 to support its newly restructured Out of the (Art) Box program for middle and high school students, and another $5,600 for […]

WMA and Dothan City Schools partner to bring art education programs to area teachers and students

Posted: Oct 20, 2020

DOTHAN, Alabama – October 20, 2020 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art is partnering with Dothan City Schools (DCS) to provide online professional development for DCS’s A+ Art schools teachers and a virtual museum tours program for all teachers, students and families in Dothan’s public schools. DCS has committed $30,000 to the development of both […]

WMA’s Impact: Art + Artists

Posted: Sep 14, 2020

How do artists contribute to the communities where we live, work, and learn? What role do artists play here in the Wiregrass? Artists teach us how to use creativity and innovation to solve everyday problems, cultivate social and cultural sharing, and enliven our neighborhoods by bringing diverse groups of people together through active arts participation. […]

National Endowment for the Humanities awards Preservation Assistance Grant to WMA

Posted: Aug 26, 2020

DOTHAN, Alabama — August 25, 2020 — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) a grant totaling $9,987 through its Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions program. WMA is one of five institutions in Alabama, and the only museum, to receive NEH funding from its latest round […]

WMA’s Impact: Art + Civic Dialogue

Posted: Aug 03, 2020

Did you know that the arts create opportunities for residents to become more engaged in their communities’ civic dialogue? Specifically, participants in arts events, programs, and projects have more exposure to experiences that unite generations, bridge language barriers, and increase understanding and cultural sharing1. The arts bring us together. At WMA, we’re actively engaging and […]

Wells Fargo lends support to WMA for artist programs and virtual offerings

Posted: Jul 13, 2020

WMA has received support from Wells Fargo for museum programs and virtual offerings that respond to the community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. A grant in the amount of $5,000 provided funding for digital lessons and activities, including “art breaks” on social media and special content from artists. This funding will also support arts-based learning […]

WMA’s Impact: Art + Innovation

Posted: Jul 06, 2020

Did you know artistic innovation helps build equitable communities, gives people the tools to tell complex histories, and can help build more inclusive economies? By supporting artistic innovation, arts organizations can bring about positive social change. Artists cultivate creativity and innovation within their artistic practices and share important stories through their artwork. Their use of […]

WMA receives $10,000 in emergency relief from the Alabama State Council on the Arts

Posted: Jun 29, 2020

The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) through the Alabama CARES About the Arts: Emergency Relief Grants program. The program was established with federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and […]

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 […]

Wiregrass Museum of Art receives second year of funding from The Daniel Foundation of Alabama

Posted: May 15, 2020

DOTHAN, Alabama – May 14, 2020 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it has received $35,000 from The Daniel Foundation of Alabama. The award for operations funding is the second installment of a three-year grant agreement with the museum totaling $105,000. During the museum’s temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic […]

WMA’s Impact: Art + Advocacy

Posted: Mar 02, 2020

Do you know how your advocacy for the arts affects funding opportunities for artists and students at WMA? Learn more about WMA’s impact in our region this month, and join WMA’s efforts to advocate for the arts by participating in Arts Advocacy Day with us on March 31st! In 2020, WMA will support 49 artists […]

Wiregrass Museum of Art launches the WMA App

Posted: Jan 31, 2020

DOTHAN, Alabama – January 29, 2020 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it has launched the WMA App for Apple and Android mobile devices. WMA worked with PushCrankPress (PCP), a Dothan-based design agency, to develop the app to deliver additional content about exhibitions, artists, and programming to both museum guests and offsite users. […]

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 […]

Alabama State Council on the Arts awards $11,200 to WMA

Posted: Dec 18, 2019

DOTHAN, Alabama – December 17, 2019 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it has been awarded two grants totaling $11,200 from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Two equal awards of $5,600 will be used to support WMA’s public art programming and new artist residencies in 2020, as well […]

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 receives technology award at Southeastern Museums Conference

Posted: Nov 06, 2019

DOTHAN, Alabama – November 5, 2019 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it was awarded a bronze medal in the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) Technology Competition for digital marketing. Award winners were recognized at the organization’s annual conference, held this year from October 20-23 in Charleston, South Carolina. “The Southeastern Museum […]

WMA is recipient of funds from annual Michelin Charity Golf Tournament

Posted: Oct 16, 2019

Museum will receive more than $77,000 from this year’s tournament DOTHAN, Alabama – October 15, 2019 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it was selected as one of ten organizations nationwide to receive proceeds from the 30th Annual Michelin Charity Golf Tournament, which was held October 7 in Greenville, South Carolina. WMA […]

Corporate Member Spotlight – PRemployer

Posted: Oct 04, 2019

WMA is supported by the regional business community, and welcomed PRemployer, Inc., a division of PR Companies, to its corporate member program this past spring. We spoke with Mary Beth Maddox, Senior Executive Vice President of Personnel Resources, about the company’s values and vision. PRemployer, Inc. generously gives at the Supporter level. WMA: Tell us […]

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 […]

Alabama State Council on the Arts awards $10,000 to WMA

Posted: Sep 25, 2019

DOTHAN, Alabama – September 24, 2019 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce that the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) has awarded the museum a combined grant in the amount of $10,000 for an upcoming exhibition and an annual youth education program. The award designates $3,800 for a 2020 exhibition […]

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. […]

Corporate Member Spotlight: Mural City Coffee Company

Posted: Aug 29, 2019

WMA is generously supported in part by the regional business community through its corporate member program. We sat down with Zach Swan of Mural City Coffee Company last month to talk about their company’s culture and priorities. Mural City Coffee Company is family owned and operated (Darrin and Gina Swan) and is a Supporter level […]

WMA awarded $105,000 from The Daniel Foundation of Alabama

Posted: Jul 03, 2019

DOTHAN, Alabama – July 2, 2019 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it has received a multi-year grant award for operations funding totaling $105,000 from The Daniel Foundation of Alabama. The museum will receive $35,000 per year from the foundation for three years — 2019, 2020 and 2021. WMA has […]

WMA awarded more than $15,000 for arts education programs

Posted: Jun 20, 2019

DOTHAN, Alabama – June 18, 2019 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it has received three separate grant awards totaling $15,800 to be used for existing art education programs in the coming year. WMA received a $9,300 micro-grant award from Wiregrass Foundation for summer outreach camps with partner organizations, as well […]

WMA awarded $50,000 from Wiregrass Foundation for tech improvements 

Posted: May 10, 2019

DOTHAN, Alabama – May 10, 2019 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it has received a capital project grant award exceeding $50,000 from Wiregrass Foundation to upgrade technological capabilities to better serve the broad needs of the public and daily museum visitors. The award will be used to purchase devices, […]

Wiregrass Museum of Art awarded $9,000 to support Youth Art Month

Posted: Feb 14, 2019

The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it has received grant awards totaling $9,000 from the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA), The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Publix Supermarket Charities, and Dothan Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics to support Youth Art Month, a national program held annually to recognize […]

Corporate Member Spotlight: Econo Lodge and Team Linda Simmons

Posted: Feb 07, 2019

WMA is supported by companies throughout diverse sectors, from construction and transportation, to banking and architecture, and more. We spoke with Vimal Patel, a young professional in the hospitality and real estate industries, about his support for the museum through his companies. Vimal also serves as an officer on WMA’s Board of Trustees. Econo Lodge […]

Corporate Member Spotlight: Georgia-Pacific

Posted: Oct 09, 2018

WMA’s regional reach extends beyond Alabama, touching residents in the Florida panhandle and southwest Georgia. One out-of-state corporate member, Georgia-Pacific, understands the regional draw of the museum, and supports its mission to serve the tri-state area. We spoke with Peggy Jaye, Public Affairs Manager, about their company’s philanthropy toward arts and culture in the Southeast. […]

WMA receives $6,300 grant from Alabama State Council on the Arts 

Posted: Sep 25, 2018

DOTHAN, Alabama – September 25, 2018 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it has received an award in the amount of $6,300 from the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA). The award will be used to support the museum’s mission of connecting contemporary artists in Alabama with the Wiregrass […]

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 […]

Corporate Member Spotlight: SunSouth Bank

Posted: Aug 07, 2018

The corporate member program at WMA is supported by diverse industries across the Wiregrass business community; what unifies them all is their belief in WMA’s ability to be a cultural-gathering place for local residents. Leila Smith, Vice President and Branch Manager of SunSouth Bank, spoke with WMA about how the arts can impact communities in […]

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 […]

WMA receives $10,000 for youth education programs

Posted: May 07, 2018

DOTHAN, Alabama – April 26, 2018 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it has received two grants for youth art education totaling $10,000. A $5,000 award from Wiregrass Foundation will fund WMA’s six summer camp offerings, as well as outreach camps to the Hawk Houston Youth Enrichment Center and the […]

Corporate Member Spotlight: LBA

Posted: Apr 06, 2018

WMA’s corporate members believe in the transformative power of art, and are committed to supporting the museum’s programs and exhibitions. We chatted with Beau Benton, President of LBA, about their company’s role in the Wiregrass community. LBA supports WMA as a Supporter level corporate member. WMA: What would you like our other corporate members and […]

WMA accepted into national preservation program

Posted: Mar 14, 2018

DOTHAN, Alabama – March 6, 2018 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce its acceptance to the 2018 Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program with the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. WMA was selected into the CAP program in a highly competitive year, with 60% more […]

WMA Receives $5,000 ASCA Grant

Posted: Feb 12, 2018

WMA receives $5,000 ASCA grant for digital learning DOTHAN, Alabama – January 30, 2018 – The Wiregrass Museum of Art (WMA) is pleased to announce it has received grant funding in the amount of $5,000 from the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA). The money will be used to support the implementation of technology […]

Corporate Member Spotlight: ServisFirst Bank

Posted: Feb 12, 2018

WMA’s corporate members believe in the transformative power of art, and are committed to supporting the museum’s programs and exhibitions. We chatted with Harrison Morris, CEO and President of ServisFirst Bank, about their company’s role in the Wiregrass community. ServisFirst supports WMA as a Patron level corporate member. WMA: ServisFirst Bank will celebrate the 10th […]

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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