WMA Virtual Tours bring the museum to you!
You will have the opportunity to explore some of the works in our permanent collection and works from previous exhibits, led by our wonderful docents. The tours are available in 15-minute segments, each focusing on different mediums, themes, and works of art.
This is an asynchronous experience that teachers can incorporate into their classrooms or assign for students to complete in their own time. For more information, contact Brook at: email@example.com.
Welcome to WMA!
Education Director, Brook McGinnis, lets you know what to expect “on tour” and introduces you to our docents. Then Docent Jim gives you his take on how we can look at and respond to art.
Welcome to WMA!
Docent Elaine shows you some of her favorite pieces in As We Are, an exhibit featuring the photography of Sean Crutchfield. Crutchfiels explores the region in which he lives, capturing the everyday sites he sees along the way. Crutchfield experiments with film photography as his medium, documenting small towns throughout the Wiregrass.
Storytelling in Art
Docent Lavonda explores pieces in our permanent collection that have a strong sense of storytelling, including a piece from our education collection. What stories do you think these works are trying to tell?
The Artistic Process
Docent Ann dives into the artistic process as she highlights two pieces in our permanent collection and how the works were created. You’ll be inspired to create as Ann gives you a challenge to create your own sculptural piece at the end of the tour!
Threads and Layers
In this special bonus tour, Docents Robin and Brook, show you some of the works in Sara Garden Armstrong’s exhibit, Threads and Layers. Armstrong is fascinated by life cycles and change and explores these concepts using movement, color, sound, texture, and light.
Spring 2021 Tours
Pattern and Void
Join Docent Jim as he walks you through the incredible works in metal from our exhibit, Pattern and Void, created by a group of talented artists working out of Sloss Furnaces and the Sloss Metal Arts program in Birmingham, Al
Path of Entry
Join Docent Robin as she takes you on a tour of some of the works included in Path of Entry, curated by guest curator, Chintia Kirana. Remember,” a poem by Joy Harjo, the first Native American United States Poet Laureate, serves as inspiration and a starting point for Path of Entry, which features works dealing with the environment, the process of reflection, and remembering, created by a group of dynamic international artists.
Docent Lavonda introduces you to a couple of the beautiful watercolor paintings in WMA’s permanent collection, Sisters by Keith Newby and Backlight by Clem Gouveia. You’ll be inspired to get out your paints and document your surroundings by the end of the tour!
Capturing the Everyday
Docent Ann slows things down a bit and leads you through a deeper look at one painting, At the Corner of Walk and Don’t Walk by Dale Kennington. Kennington often focused her works on everyday people, doing everyday things. Who are they? Where are they going? You get to write their stories!
Docent Elaine shows you some of her favorite works from the permanent collection that blur the lines of reality. At first glance one of the works seems very realistic while the other appears incredibly abstract until Elaine asks us to take a closer look. Things aren’t always as they seem!