WMA’s temporary closure to continue

At WMA, we’re keeping you in mind.

Per the March 27, 2020 order from Governor Kay Ivey, WMA will remain temporarily closed to the public past the museum’s previously published reopening date of April 8th. As we await further notice from state and federal public health authorities on appropriate steps to take in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19, we remain committed to promoting social cohesion through access to quality contemporary art, artists, and art education.

WMA’s mission is resilient, and our board, staff, and volunteers are working diligently to continue to make our resources available to as many as possible. We believe in the transformative power of art, especially in times of need, and are tapping into our own creativity and innovation to respond quickly over the next few weeks and months.

Support at every level, from artists, our Wiregrass community, regional partners in education, and funders, is critical to WMA’s ability to fulfill its mission. Membership funds, donations, grants, and corporate partnerships help the museum remain adaptive and responsive. In the next few weeks and months, your support will help WMA continue to offer digital resources for schools, educators, homeschooling families, and will provide ways for our community to stay socially and culturally connected.

Thank you to all of our members, donors, and friends for the continued support.

We’re looking forward to the day we can gather again, but right now we have a question for you: What you would like to see from the museum in these coming weeks? Send your special requests to info@wiregrassmuseum.org.

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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