Stories from WMA

This past Thursday, WMA’s team welcomed artists and visitors from across the Southeast for the opening of two new exhibitions, B22: Wiregrass Biennial and Mary Ann Sampson: Puppets and Poetry at Art After Hours. Showcasing work from 38 artists in 7 states, the Biennial fills two of the museum’s galleries with sculpture, painting, drawing, multimedia, installation, and more, and many of the exhibiting artists were in attendance for the opening, traveling from Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida and Georgia.


Art After Hours always draws in a diverse crowd, and last night was no exception. A group of new hires from WMA corporate member AAA Cooper Transportation came together to hear about their company’s local impact, and explored exhibitions together for a fun outing to welcome them to the team. Young adults who work with the Wiregrass Boys & Girls Clubs – who had come earlier in the week while on tour with their organization – returned for an off-duty experience and enjoyed artmaking and learning about contemporary art directly from artists. Curators, gallerists, and directors from other Alabama arts organizations made the trip, too, experiencing all that WMA has to offer and even returned on Friday morning for a second visit.

Thanks to everyone who supported this event and welcomed visitors to the Wiregrass!

Come and see new exhibitions for yourself! B22: Wiregrass Biennial is on view until September 24, 2022.

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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Mask Policy

WMA asks that all campers ages 5 and up wear a mask during their museum visit, including classes and camps. If you don’t have a mask, we can provide one for you. Exceptions can be made for those with documented respiratory or sensory issues. We thank you for protecting your fellow visitors and our staff!

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