The Wiregrass Museum of Art inspires a lifelong appreciation for the visual arts by providing innovative educational programs that engage diverse audiences through the collection and exhibition of quality works.


As a cultural anchor, the WIregrass Museum of Art inspires creativity to enhance the everyday lives of its community and leads the regional conversation on the importance of the arts.

Core Values

Power of Art / Inspiration / Creativity
We believe in the transformative experience of art and are dedicated to providing our audience with exceptional experiences of direct contact with unique objects and works of art through access to our collections and diverse exhibition schedule. These works of art are at the core of the museum’s identity.

Excellence and Leadership/Professionalism
We believe in treating all visitors and colleagues with respect and will strive for best practices in all we do. Creative expression is central to how we plan, teach, and face adversity.

We believe that we are accountable for the care and preservation of the collections and all objects entrusted to us. We stand for our values in making difficult decisions and will maintain accountability to our donors through good stewardship of donations and generous giving.

Excellence in Education
We believe in a welcoming environment for all to learn. We will provide life-changing educational experiences through research and direct interactions with visual art. We will encourage lifelong learning and a diverse student body to express new and challenging ideas at every age.

Museum Staff

The Museum Staff works tirelessly to ensure the access to the best art possible. Please let us know what’s on your mind.

Dana-Marie Lemmer

Director and Curator

Lara Kosolapoff-Wright

Communications Manager

Robin Johnston

Special Projects Administrator

Melissa Rea

Development Director

Amanda Holcomb

Art Educator

Board of Trustees

The Museum is grateful to all of its supporters, including its Board of Trustees.

Andy Gosselin


Mike Owen

Vice President

Ashley Maddox Rane

Past President

Christina Parker


Dr. Deborah Pettway


Bay Chapman

Judy Harris

Dr. William Hood

Whit Huskey, Jr.

Rosalind James

Elaine Johnson

Beverly Leach

Adam O’Brien

Claire Paquette

Michael Riddle

Vanita Sansom

Jennifer Sheetz

Daniel Tew

Collins Trott

Mayor Mike Schmitz, Ex Officio

Michael K. West, Ex Officio

Dr. William Hodges, Emeritus