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: brook@wiregrassmuseum.org.

Tours

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!

https://bit.ly/WMAtoursIntro

Photography Tour

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.

https://bit.ly/WMAtoursPhotography

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?

https://bit.ly/WMAtoursStorytelling

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!

https://bit.ly/WMAtoursArtisticProcess

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.

https://bit.ly/WMAtoursSaraGardenArmstrong

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

https://youtu.be/37E1CAUkJSI

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.

https://youtu.be/jba_QCfszDo

Exploring Watercolor

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!

https://youtu.be/h1gYGBX4aUc

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!

https://youtu.be/HNlORgakiXU

Bending Reality

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!

https://youtu.be/S6uA0rPQHXM

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.

Email Educator Amanda Holcomb

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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