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.

For further information, email Development Director Melissa Rea
or call (334) 794-3871 ext. 24.

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.