Local Spotlight: Wiregrass Museum of Art

Wiregrass Museum of Art

A New Year can kick start a plethora of new experiences. If you haven’t experienced all Dothan has to offer, we’ve got something that should make your New Year’s travels list: the Wiregrass Museum of Art. Let’s take a little virtual tour—before you set off on your trip!

About the Museum

Founded in Dothan in 1987, the Wiregrass Museum of Art offers patrons year-round art galleries, rotational exhibitions, and visual arts education programs. The museum features 18,000 sq. ft. of gallery space, a place for exhibit prep, a vault, and a conference room.

When visiting the Wiregrass Museum of Art, you can choose to walk the gallery of your own accord or as part of a guided tour. The museum houses 1,100 different objects within its walls, with a vibrant permanent collection of artworks, mainly paper. In fact, the museum boasts the largest public collection of Frank Stella prints in Alabama. Other artists featured include: Dale Kennington, Beverly Erdreich, Gary Chapman, Scott Stephens, and more.

More than a Museum

When we think of a museum, we may conjure up images of stony-faced portraits or sculptured figures solidified in marble. But, at the Wiregrass Museum of Art, there’s a whole lot more. The museum presents workshops throughout the year—monthly for youth and quarterly for adults—that teach various principles of visual art.

In addition, the Wiregrass Museum of Art hosts exhibitions year-round, showcasing local artists and regional treasures, alike. These exhibitions range from solo art showcases to collaborative public art expos.

Tours

The museum offers multiple tour options, including:

One-hour museum tour;

30-minute tour and 30-minute craft;

45-minute tour and 45-minute craft;

One-hour tour and a one-and-a-half hour craft;

And a one-hour tour plus a one-and-a-half hour ceramic craft.

Operation hours at the Wiregrass Museum of Art vary. Monday and Tuesday is by appointment only. Wednesday through Friday the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday the museum opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m. The museum is always closed on Sundays.

Summary

Wonderful works of art can be found at the Wiregrass Museum of Art. What else is a work of art? A life well-lived. See why living at Meadow Ridge is right for you by checking out our site. Continue following our blog for more local spotlights such as this!