The Museum is closed until further notice. Please check our social media channels and website for updates.
As government and health officials recommend changes to daily life to better insulate the vulnerable among us against coronavirus (COVID-19), it is important to remember that we are still connected to one another - if not physically, then through our shared values.
One of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art's core values is to foster accessibility to art and arts experiences. So while the Museum is suspending its public hours for the time being (beginning Tuesday, March 17), we will be providing digital educational experiences to students, families, and the public via in-gallery video-conference (schedule your personalized experience by emailing email@example.com). We will also be publishing a series of videos connecting the collection to standards-based themes in art, science, history, and language arts as a way to supplement student education while schools are closed.
We also believe in the power of family. This is evidenced by the ongoing legacy of the Anderson family of artists, but also by the extended family of staff, supporters, and community members who helped found the Museum and who keep it thriving. We have instituted new policies to protect our employees' health and livelihoods. The Museum's most important assets are people, and we are proceeding with a focus on employee and visitor safety and security.
As a nonprofit, we know that the downstream effects from this widespread economic volatility will have a dramatic effect on us, as they will on other charities, businesses, and cultural organizations. We ask first that you take care of yourselves, your families, and those who depend on you. And we also hope you will consider supporting the many vulnerable and indispensable organizations and businesses who work each day to serve the public through education, outreach, cultural preservation, and quality of life.
While we are closed to the public, Museum staff will continue working - both at the Museum and from home - to plan out exciting future exhibitions and programs, and to continue to publish content that shares Walter Anderson's visionary philosophies of edification and connection.
Through collaboration between governments, organizations, individuals, and the private sector, we will all weather this time of uncertainty. Our collective resilience depends upon working together to care for one another, so that we may emerge from this difficult time as a more energized, cohesive, and inspired society.
Here are some of the ways you can support WAMA:
1. Let us know how we can help you
We exist to serve communities. Please let us know if there is any way we can support you, your family, your organization, or your business during this time. We are eager to leverage our communications and community networks to lend aid in any way we can.
Let us know how we can help: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Pre-order our new mural tees
Coming in time for Summer, these limited-edition tees make Walter Anderson's treasured murals wearable.
The fox looks boldly toward the future. The possum thrives even in the darkest hours.
Click here to shop.
3. Pre-order The Horn Island Logs of Walter Anderson
Currently, this incredible volume is out of print. The third edition, published in partnership with University Press of Mississippi and made possible with support from Lucy Hetrick and her husband, is scheduled for Fall 2020 publication. Be the first to stake your claim to the definitive collection of Walter Anderson writings.
Click here to place your order.
4. Purchase a Gift Membership for someone you care about
All annual gift memberships purchased will include an additional 6 months of membership - that's 18 months of free admission, perks, and a subscription to The Islander magazine.
Click here to give the gift of membership.
5. Renew your Membership early or Become a member
Contribute to the cause by renewing your membership early or consider upgrading. Your annual membership will be extended through October 2021, and you’ll help us care for our employees and community.
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Make a tax-deductible donation in the name of community resilience, or make it in honor or memory of someone important to you. You will be helping the Museum continue working to provide cultural leadership and digital education, and to preserve the priceless collection that so powerfully celebrates Southern life and the land.
Click here to make your tax-deductible donation.