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.
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 email@example.com or call 334-794-3871.