This past year, WMA faced significant challenges alongside other museums and arts organizations around the world. Through temporary closure and eventual re-opening, we found that art provided us with the tools we needed to meet our community’s needs in education and social cohesion. We adapted and became more resilient, and in the midst of ongoing uncertainty, we continue to imagine the positive impact WMA will create in our community. Looking ahead, we are grateful for the opportunity to bring transformative change through the visual arts in 2021 and beyond.
It allows us to express ourselves, dream and work for the future, and cultivate our own creativity. At WMA, art gives all of us the tools to tell and understand the complex but ‘everyday’ stories of the South. WMA uses art to communicate unique perspectives that allow us to learn, live, and work together to create new opportunities and build a stronger, more empathetic Wiregrass community.
Will you consider making a gift online to WMA that will strengthen our mission in the year ahead?
A securely made donation will ensure that we can create high-quality exhibitions with artists from across the Southeast and sustain needed education programs that allow our diverse community to create, innovate, and share their own stories.
Thank you for making a meaningful gift to our Wiregrass community through the visual arts at WMA!
Interested in sponsoring a future program or event, making a major gift, or talking about philanthropy through the arts?
Start a conversation with Melissa Rea, WMA Development Director:
Wiregrass Museum of Art
Education and Lifelong Learning
PreK-12 students and learners of all ages explore their creativity, cultivate critical thinking, and learn new skills through hands-on experiences and public programming.
Innovation, Creativity, and Economic Dynamism
The visual arts are a vibrant resource for the vitality of our communities, and WMA cultivates our rural region into a center for growth by providing creative and financial support for artists, exhibitions, residencies, and special projects.
Wellness and Community Cohesion
Access to the arts inspires us to take an active role in our communities, whether in person at WMA or through its virtual platforms that reach audiences across the nation.
Civic Dialogue and Cultural Sharing
At WMA, we provide a platform for artists to tell the stories of the South, and for residents to join in that dialogue, creating meaningful connections to build cultural equity.