Art connects us.
When the Wiregrass Museum of Art was founded, it was just an idea. And the community responded.
Today, we respond to unprecedented challenges, and through the creativity that art inspires, we remain adaptive, responsive, and committed to our community. We’re sustaining access to the visual arts through a pandemic, and elevating a platform for artists during a time when their voices bring needed perspectives to civic dialogue in the rural Deep South. WMA continues its work inside and beyond the museum’s walls by providing avenues for self-expression and community cohesion through the arts.
Art gives us meaningful ways to relate to each other.
WMA is inspiring its Wiregrass neighbors to connect with one another by learning and sharing their experiences in new and innovative ways. We’re adapting our resources to provide exhibitions and art education in person and online, and will continue to provide administrative and creative support for artists as they face record unemployment. Our resilient mission remains at the forefront of all that we do.
If you’re looking to contribute during our re-opening and in the crucial months to come, consider making a gift to WMA today.
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
… promotes accessibility and provides free admission for all daily visitors. We work to remove barriers so that everyone can experience the transformative power of art.
… cultivates innovative environments to encourage lifelong learning at every age. We work to ensure a welcoming environment for creative expression and cultural sharing.
… gives artists a platform to experiment and grow their studio practice. We work to support artists through exhibitions, creative and financial support, and networking opportunities.
… is committed to the social, cultural, and economic development of the Wiregrass through the visual arts. We work to sustain the museum’s presence as a gathering place and improve the region’s livability.