Selections from the Permanent Collection – Ongoing

The Wiregrass Museum of Art, founded in 1987 in Dothan, Alabama, is dedicated to inspiring a lifelong appreciation for the visual arts by providing innovative educational programs, access to its permanent collection, and a diverse schedule of exhibitions. The Museum’s primary focus is on American fine, decorative, and design arts from 1945 to the present.

With over 1,200 objects, the Museum’s permanent collection consists primarily of works on paper, including pieces by Robert Indiana, Josef Albers, Victor Vasarely, and the largest public collection of Frank Stella prints in the state.

Prominence is also given to the work of acclaimed Alabama artists, including Dale Kennington, John Kelly Fitzpatrick, Beverly Erdreich, Gary Chapman, Carolyn Sherer, and Scott Stephens, among others. This year, in celebration of Alabama’s Bicentennial, the WMA collection galleries will focus on the work of Alabama artists from its permanent collection.

Featured above: Scott Stephens, “Riverbend,” 2008, cyanotype.

This exhibition has been made possible by the Alabama State Council on the Arts in celebration of the bicentennial of Alabama’s statehood and by The Daniel Foundation of Alabama.