We miss you! But, our team at WMA is working hard at home to connect you with important art, artists, and ideas of our time.
In accordance with health and safety guidelines,WMA is unable to reopen at this time and we are carefully considering when and how we may begin to reopen while ensuring the safety and comfort of our visitors, staff, and volunteers. At this time, we do not yet have a date for reopening to the public. We will announce any new information and visitor procedures on our website and social media channels as they become available. We look forward to welcoming you back once we are ready and able to do so safely.
In the meantime, visit this page often for new ways to connect with each other! Thank you for your understanding and support.
All the best,
Inspired to Learn
Want to get to know the art and artists in our Permanent Collection a little better? Brunch and Learn launches on the first Saturday of the month, with posts throughout the day across our social media channels. Learn about artists and their work, and create your own work alongside WMA’s educators.
Join us on May 2 for a nature themed Saturday, and take a closer look at Riverbend, by Alabama artist Scott Stephens.
Are you homeschooling, teaching virtually, or needing curriculum-based lessons? We’ve done the work for you with resources that can be found on WMA’s Educator’s Lair blog, with new posts every Monday, and 23 unique lesson plans for preK-12 students.
Tune in to the museum’s Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube channels to see video content created just for you. Including We Create Wednesday video lessons, and Free For All Fridays, we’ve got fun things for all ages! And don’t forget to tag us in your projects!
We know not everyone in our community has access to internet resources, or the art supplies at home to participate in our activities. That’s why WMA is partnering with Dothan City Schools to provide take-home art supply kits to include in the Meal Distribution Program. Kits include lessons and all of the supplies needed to create for over 1,200 students.
Inspired to Connect
Check the museum’s social media accounts often! We’ll have original content from artists including Instagram takeovers, live art talks, and virtual residencies which support artists in the creation of new work.
Beverly West Leach will be taking over our Instagram on May 7
Lily Reeves launches her virtual residency through a weekend takeover May 16-17. Tune in to see what these artists have been working on from home.
Sydney A. Foster also begins her residency in Houston County; stay tuned for details as she explores what makes our region unique.
Have you been staying creative during quarantine? Submit your own creations and artwork in our new Community Curated project on Facebook. Share your own projects and explore a gallery of creativity from your neighbors in the Wiregrass.
Inspired to Gather (virtually!)
Craving a party? Save the date for May 14th and connect with WMA online in a unique, live video event!
One Night Only, WMA’s annual member party, is open to everyone this year and will premiere live on Facebook and IGTV at 6pm on May 14th. Grab your pet, your family, or your quaran-team and tune-in to connect with your community and WMA through artist studio tours and interviews, art and cocktail/mocktail demos, special appearances and exclusive messages. You’ll also get an inside look at the work WMA continues to do around our region!
Start watching at 6pm on Facebook, IGTV, or YouTube.
WMA is giving back during its annual member drive (May 1-14). Find out more about ½ off memberships and supporting Wiregrass 2-1-1 through your museum membership this month!
Inspired to Give
Renew your membership, or become a new member for half price during WMA’s member drive! Valid for new student, individual, and family memberships. 10% of all new and renewing memberships for the month of May will benefit Wiregrass 2-1-1 who work hard to connect our community with important resources everyday.
The museum is also giving back by donating handmade, cloth masks which are being made by our talented and artistic staff.
Make a donation to support online exhibitions, education initiatives, and to help WMA respond to community needs.
Thank you for supporting the Wiregrass Museum of Art! We value the health and well-being of our Wiregrass neighbors, and will continue to fulfill our mission and uphold our shared values during temporary closure and extended social distancing.