Stay connected with WMA from home

While WMA is temporarily closed to the public, we want to stay in touch with all of you! 

We are working from home to update online resources that will help you and your family stay connected with us, learn something new, and be #wmaINSPIRED until we can open the doors at 126 Museum Avenue again.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Following WMA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter is one of the best ways to access digital content while the museum is closed.

We will continue to post regularly to bring you images of art from the permanent collection, exhibitions past and present, as well as new learn-from-home educational content!

 

DAILY ART BREAK and WE CREATE WEDNESDAYS

Join us starting Monday, March 23rd for the launch of Daily Art Break! We’ll post an art challenge on Facebook and Instagram each day, with a new theme each week, and invite you to share your work with us!

We Create Wednesdays will feature a new video posted on Facebook each Wednesday at 10 a.m. with guided instruction of an art project related to the Daily Art Break theme of the week. Fun for all ages!

 

THE EDUCATOR’S LAIR BLOG + ONLINE LESSON PLANS

Look for new content on the Educator’s Lair blog, with posts each Monday featuring art projects that can be done from home. WMA also has a series of online lesson plans based on pieces from the permanent collection. These cross-curricular lessons for all grade levels help students explore different subject matters through art!

Although originally developed for classroom instruction, many projects are easily adapted for in-home learning!

 

 

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

Take a virtual tour of the 2020 Youth Art Month exhibition!

Explore work by area PreK-12 students, pieces from the 2nd Congressional Competition, and the Out of the (Art) Box installation competition for middle school and high school students.

 

 

 

TAKE AN AUDIO TOUR

Download WMA’s new app for iOS and Android to take an audio tour of Beverly West Leach’s current exhibition, Telling on Myself.

 

 

 

 

OTHER WAYS TO STAY IN CONTACT

Tune in to WMA’s YouTube channel to access artist interviews, videos from last year’s Intergenerational Learning Project, and videos from past exhibitions.

We’ll also have regular posts over on the #wmaINSPIRED blog, where you can read the latest news and updates about WMA’s temporary closure.

Stay tuned, do what you can to #flattenthecurve, and we’ll see you soon!

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.