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:
mrea@wiregrassmuseum.org

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.

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.

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