Schedule a Tour

The Wiregrass Museum of Art’s guided tours are designed for students to experience original artworks, ask questions, discover new ideas, and build knowledge of their community. Tours are aligned with Alabama’s Department of Education Standards to make learning across the curriculum come alive! Led by our museum educator or a trained docent, guided tours of the museum bring to life our rich permanent collection and stellar special exhibitions. Tours are subject to the relevant admission charges.

  • Museum tours are $3 per student.
  • Museum tours with an art lesson are $5.
  • Admission is free for one teacher or chaperone per 10 students. (All chaperones must be 21 years of age.)
  • Additional chaperones pay $3 each.

Contact Amanda Holcomb to schedule a tour.

Bus On Us

Bring your students to the Wiregrass Museum of Art during the 2017-2018 school year with our Bus on Us program, a partnership between WMA, Dothan City Schools, and Houston County Schools to provide reimbursed bus transportation for K-12 field trips to the museum. We want every student in our local school systems to experience regular visits to WMA so they can benefit from new exhibitions and hands-on art education to cultivate lifelong learning through visual art.

HOW IT WORKS

1

Principals

notify teachers of the program and coordinate which classes/grades will receive bus reimbursement.

2

Teachers

sign up for school tours online beginning August 1, 2017 with the Bus on Us link below and submit reimbursement form.

3

WMA

reimburses the school system for the allotted number of buses.

4

K-12 Students

receive consistent arts education experiences over their school career, building their creativity and critical thinking skills.

Docents

Docents are a vital part of the Wiregrass Museum of Art’s mission to educate and inspire audiences through the visual arts and its interpretation. Docents are specially trained volunteers who guide museum tours for school groups and visitors. They facilitate learning about and making a connection with the permanent collection and exhibitions through discussion of the artwork on exhibit.

As a WMA docent, you will have the opportunity to become a more effective communicator and educator by interacting with a variety of visitors, to expand your knowledge of visual art through research and training provided by WMA, to connect with your community and a diverse group of art enthusiasts, and to attend special events and classes just for docents!

Docents are encouraged to become members of the Museum, but it is not a requirement.

  • Thank you for your interest in docent service at the Wiregrass Museum of Art! Your time and talent are valuable resources and are genuinely appreciated!

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