The Wiregrass Museum of Art was one of 167 museums to receive federal funding in the amount of $62,080 from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences as part of a Museums for America (MFA) grant. The MFA grant will allow the Wiregrass Museum of Art to create ART24, an interactive series of six visual arts experiences targeting a wide range of audiences. Each experience will feature a different artist, medium, subject matter, and collection of participant activities, which will take place both inside and outside the museum. ART 24 will also result in a community gallery and a community advisory team that will continue to connect with and guide the museum regarding future collections, programs, and exhibits. “This award will direct a year-long, major program of service to our community and strengthen all areas of museums operations,” said Wiregrass Museum of Art Executive Director Susan Robertson. “We are honored that our peers in the industry support and believe in our ability to inspire our audiences.” The first ART24 experience will bring multi-media artist Randy Gachet to Dothan on Dec. 3. Visit www.wiregrassmuseum.org for an up-to-date schedule of events and future ART24 experiences.
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