Museums enrich lives and enhance learning. Museums are timely, thought-provoking, fun, intriguing and personal.
Your gift to the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas has an immediate and lasting influence. From operational expenses to the art and educational programming that inspires and empowers student and local communities, your gift opens doors to new experiences in the visual arts for all ages.
Meeting Timely Needs
In 2019 and early 2020, the WFMA partnered with counselors who serve adults recovering from mental health challenges, including active military and Veterans. These counselors sought for their clients a place of refuge after treatment. By introducing clients to the WFMA, counselors wanted to show their clients the museum is for them. At the museum, guests participated in a guided tour and an art making activity designed to explore art media and visual language and to provide a foundation of joy and self-expression. When counselors are able to continue this part of their practice, the WFMA is here for them.
Empathy & Trust
MSU Nursing faculty seek to help students develop skills in empathy and trust, critical to their work as caregivers and a growing challenge in their field. Each semester student teams participate in course assignments related to a current exhibition. Through observation and interpretation rooted in the value of another person’s expression, students learn how to slow down, see emotion, and work together.
Fun & Enrichment
From scholarly lectures, artist talks, and curator’s tours to art making workshops and Museum from Home programs, such as our growing Sense of Place activities, and from timely and thoughtful exhibitions with opportunities to create and contribute, the WFMA provides quality of life in the region.
During Women’s History Month this year, MSU student parents came together at the Museum to talk about the experience of juggling motherhood, school, and work. We learned that one in four students is a parent. These students voiced the need for campus opportunities to connect with other student parents and build community. We think we can answer this call. Stay tuned for updates on our plan.
With your support, Museums thrive!