WMA Member Trip: Museum of Wonder

Available for members at the Supporter level and above.

Join museum staff and fellow WMA members for the first member trip of 2022 at Alabama artist Butch Anthony’s Museum of Wonder on Saturday, June 18th in Seale, Alabama!

About the Artist

Butch Anthony is a contemporary, self-taught artist, maker, and collector of objects and antiques. He grew up on his family’s 80-acre property in Seale, Alabama, where he lives and works today in a home he built by hand. He is the creator of the Museum of Wonder, The World’s First Drive Thru Museum, and The Possum Trot.

In the early 1990’s Butch started creating art using various media and techniques, crafting them into one-of-a-kind-masterpieces. Throughout a career spanning decades, Butch created a specific genre of work called Intertwanglelism, (inter = to mix; twangle = a distinctive way of speaking, thinking, behaving, assessing; and ism = a theory). Butch attended Auburn University in the mid 1980’s, where he studied zoology, geology, and biology. While there, he enrolled in a comparative anatomy class that he would later attribute to the use of veins and bones in his art.

Butch’s work has been featured in solo, group, and juried exhibitions across the United States and abroad in venues such as the Akron Museum of Art (Akron, Ohio), Wiregrass Museum of Art (Dothan, Alabama), Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (Charleston, South Carolina), and the Black Rat Project (London, England). He has been featured on the television series American Pickers and his work in publications including The New York Times, Garden and Gun, and Hyperallergic. Butch was also included in Alabama Creates: 200 Years of Art and Artists, a book which showcases master artists from the state.

Trip Details

This member trip is a meet-up, and transportation is not provided for this trip. Site tours will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m., and will end no later than 2:00 p.m.
$20 provides a tour of several sites including the Museum of Wonder, Possum Trot Gallery, Studio, Butch’s Home, and the Drive Thru Museum.

Bring your own picnic lunch, or reserve a packed picnic lunch (additional fee), which WMA staff will bring. When making your reservation, please indicate if you will be requesting a packed picnic lunch through WMA.

Space is limited, and registration is required by June 1, 2022. Register by email to Director of Advancement, Melissa Rea at mrea@wiregrassmuseum.org or call 334-794-3871.

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Date

Jun 18 2022
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Time

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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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