Wiregrass Museum of Art

Wiregrass Museum of Art Visit wiregrassmuseum.org for details. T: 334.794.3871
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Sat: 10am-3pm
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Wiregrass Museum of Art inspires a lifelong appreciation for the visual arts by providing innovative educational programs that engage diverse audiences through the collection and exhibition of quality works. As a cultural anchor, the Wiregrass Museum of Art inspires creativity to enhance the everyday life of its community and leads the regional conversation on the importance of the arts.

Art in Bloom celebrates creativity in the Wiregrass region through innovative displays of floral and object design, made...
01/05/2024

Art in Bloom celebrates creativity in the Wiregrass region through innovative displays of floral and object design, made by area creatives, to accompany works of art on view from the museum's Permanent Collection.

In February 2024, WMA is offering 12 individuals, groups, or organizations the opportunity to create arrangements for public viewing near the works they are inspired by. Participation in this program will be available on a first-come reservation basis. All participants must agree to attend an information session and abide by WMA’s guidelines.

Applications are now open and can be downloaded through the link below. The application deadline is January 13, 2024

https://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/happenings/art-in-bloom/

🎉 Happy New Year, art enthusiasts! 🎨✨As we step into the canvas of 2024, the WMA is buzzing with excitement for a Januar...
01/04/2024

🎉 Happy New Year, art enthusiasts! 🎨✨

As we step into the canvas of 2024, the WMA is buzzing with excitement for a January jam-packed with creativity and community spirit! We believe art is for everyone! Our January lineup includes activities and events suitable for all ages, ensuring that the joy of creativity is accessible to everyone in our community.

Join us in celebrating the kaleidoscope of creativity as we showcase stunning exhibitions that will transport you to different realms of imagination. From contemporary masterpieces to avant-garde wonders, there's something to captivate every art lover's heart.

So, kick off your New Year with a splash of color and a burst of creativity at the Wiregrass Art Museum!

Let's make January a month to remember, filled with laughter, inspiration, and the magic of artistic expression. 🎉🎨

WMA is open today! And well will be open Wednesday, December 27th - Saturday, December 30th as well. 🎁 We encourage you ...
12/23/2023

WMA is open today! And well will be open Wednesday, December 27th - Saturday, December 30th as well.

🎁 We encourage you to visit us during these hours to explore the beauty of art and culture in a warm and modern atmosphere. Please note that the museum will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day to allow our staff to celebrate with their loved ones.

📅 Regular Hours (Non-Holiday):

Wednesday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 3PM
Closed on Sundays
Mondays & Tuesdays: by appointment

We wish you a joyful holiday season filled with creativity, inspiration, and the warmth of artistic expression. Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Wiregrass Art Museum!

Happy Holidays!

🎨✨Calling all art enthusiasts and night owls! Join the WMA for Art After Hours!🌙🍸 Sip, mingle and let your inner Picasso...
12/18/2023

🎨✨Calling all art enthusiasts and night owls! Join the WMA for Art After Hours!🌙

🍸 Sip, mingle and let your inner Picasso run wild. 🎉 Unleash your artistic prowess or just come for the vibes – either way, it's a masterpiece in the making!

🕰️ Date: Dec 21 5:30pm-8pm
📍 Venue: Wiregrass Art Wiregrass Museum of Art

Remember, art is not what you see but what you make others see. 🖌️💫 See you under the stars, art lovers! 🌠 🌙🖼️

As we bid farewell to 2023, let's come together to make a difference in the art world! 🌟 Our End of the Year Campaign is...
12/11/2023

As we bid farewell to 2023, let's come together to make a difference in the art world! 🌟 Our End of the Year Campaign is in full swing, and we need YOUR support to continue championing the incredible talents of artists across Alabama and the U.S.

🖼️✨ Why Support? ✨🖼️

1️⃣ Amplifying Artists: Your contributions help us showcase the extraordinary works of artists, bringing their creativity to a broader audience.

2️⃣ Community Impact: By supporting our campaign, you're playing a crucial role in fostering a vibrant art community right here at WMA.

3️⃣ Future Exhibitions: Your generosity ensures that we can curate exceptional exhibitions, creating a platform for diverse artistic expressions.

💖 Join us in making a positive impact on the arts! 💖

🔗 [Donate Now] and be a part of something truly special:
https://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/donate/

Image credit: Douglas Barrett (American), Alabama Rock Garden Highway, 2022, rice bran ink (black, blue, red, yellow, fluorescent pink, 11 x 8 inches, gift of Rebecca and Jack Drake, 2023.60

Let's spread the love for art and make 2023 a year to remember! 🎉🎨

🎉✨ Sip, Sleigh, and Spread the Joy! 🛷 Join us at WMA on Thursday, December 7th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for our Sip N Sleig...
12/04/2023

🎉✨ Sip, Sleigh, and Spread the Joy! 🛷 Join us at WMA on Thursday, December 7th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for our Sip N Sleigh workshop!

🎄 Embrace the festive spirit with friends and family as we ❄️✨ Indulge in delightful sips, ornament-making, and contagious laughter that will warm your soul. 🍷🍪

🎅 Santa-approved activities await, so Get ready for a holly, jolly time that'll sleigh your socks off! 🧦🎁

Mark your calendars and let the holiday cheer begin! 🗓️✨ Don't miss out on the merriment – reserve your spot now! 🎟️👇
https://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/happenings/studio-class-sip-n-sleigh/

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At WMA, we believe that art has the power to transform lives, ignite imaginations, and build bridges between generations...
12/04/2023

At WMA, we believe that art has the power to transform lives, ignite imaginations, and build bridges between generations. This year, our commitment to fostering a love for art throughout our community has been at the heart of our work. A few highlights from the past year include:

-1,537 students participated in museum tours and artmaking
-164 works acquired for the permanent collection
- Exhibited work by 167 artists in 16 exhibitions
- During Youth Art Month, we showcased 173 works from Wiregrass area students from 813 submissions and 30 schools
-Served 1,555 people through outreach with 16 partner organizations
-Total reach of 27,485, with an economic impact of $1,398,486.30 from visitor spending

But, there is still much work to be done. We are committed to expanding our outreach efforts, enhancing our educational programs, and providing even more opportunities for our community to access art and art education. To continue these vital initiatives, we need your support.

Would you consider making a tax-deductible donation to WMA as we prepare for a new year? Click the link below to help us continue our mission:
https://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/donate/

🎨✨ Join us Saturday December 2nd from 10:30-2:30 pm for a flurry of fun at WMA's First Saturday Family Day! ❄️❤️ This mo...
12/01/2023

🎨✨ Join us Saturday December 2nd from 10:30-2:30 pm for a flurry of fun at WMA's First Saturday Family Day! ❄️❤️ This month, we're diving into the magical world of snowflake art using watercolors and salt! 🖌️🧂 Let your creativity sparkle and create your own winter wonderland masterpiece. ⛄🎉 Bring the whole family for a day filled with laughter, colors, and unforgettable memories! 🤗👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Don't miss the chance to turn ordinary Saturdays into extraordinary family adventures! See you there!

There's so much to do this December at the WMA! Explore new exhibitions, attend events for all ages, join our Studio Cla...
11/30/2023

There's so much to do this December at the WMA! Explore new exhibitions, attend events for all ages, join our Studio Classes, and participate in our Visiting Artist Workshops. You can also check out our website at www.wiregrassmuseum.org/calendar to see our upcoming schedule.

Here are some of the exciting events you can attend this month!

The WMA is a hub for creativity and learning in the heart of Dothan, Alabama. With a wide variety of workshops and class...
11/27/2023

The WMA is a hub for creativity and learning in the heart of Dothan, Alabama. With a wide variety of workshops and classes available, it's the perfect place for anyone looking to explore their artistic side. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, there's something for everyone!
Upcoming Workshops :

05 Arty Pants on Toddler Tuesdays Series 4 pm-5pm |Ages 18 months to 4 years (Dec 5th, 12th, 19th)

07 Studio Class: Sip N Sleigh 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

14 Studio Class: After School Art Making 3:30 pm - Ages: 12 to 18 years old

Click the link to sign up!
https://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/calendar/


Enjoy new exhibitions, new events for all ages, Studio Classes, Visiting Artist Workshops and so much more this month! S...
11/07/2023

Enjoy new exhibitions, new events for all ages, Studio Classes, Visiting Artist Workshops and so much more this month! Stay up to date with all WMA has to offer by following us on Instagram and Facebook. Plus, you can visit us online at www.wiregrassmuseum.org/calendar to view our upcoming schedule.

Upcoming Events :

09 Studio Class: After School Art Making 3:30-5 pm | Ages: 12 to 18 years old| WMA’s Studio.

11 The Whole Nine Yarns: A Multi-genre Writing Workshop 12pm-2 pm | WMA

14 Write Night: Open Mic. Night 6:00-7 p.m. | WMA’s Gallery

16 Art After Hours 5:30-8 pm | Free for members; $5 for not-yet members.| WMA’s Gallery

18 Studio Class: Calming Clay Creations 10:30-1:30 pm | WMA’s Studio



One more day! Mark your calendars for The Pumpkin Patch, a free family art festival this Saturday, October 28th from 10-...
10/27/2023

One more day! Mark your calendars for The Pumpkin Patch, a free family art festival this Saturday, October 28th from 10-3pm at the museum in downtown Dothan! 📣

Enjoy WMA’s garden transformed into a giant pumpkin patch, with hands-on artmaking stations throughout. At this event, everyone can create and take home up to five handmade works of art through action painting, jewelry making, printmaking, and decorating your own custom bag to carry all your creations. And, each family can go home with their own painted pumpkin!

Questions? Call 334.794.3871 or email [email protected]

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Mark your calendars for The Pumpkin Patch, a free family art festival on Saturday, October 28th from 10-3pm at the museu...
10/06/2023

Mark your calendars for The Pumpkin Patch, a free family art festival on Saturday, October 28th from 10-3pm at the museum in downtown Dothan! 📣

Enjoy WMA’s garden transformed into a giant pumpkin patch, with hands-on artmaking stations throughout. At this event, everyone can create and take home up to five handmade works of art through action painting, jewelry making, printmaking, and decorating your own custom bag to carry all your creations. And, each family can go home with their own painted pumpkin!

Questions? Call 334.794.3871 or email [email protected]

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This year through a partnership with Dothan City Schools all First, Fourth, and Sixth grade Dothan City School students ...
10/04/2023

This year through a partnership with Dothan City Schools all First, Fourth, and Sixth grade Dothan City School students can tour the museum for free. Yes…ALL! Each student on tour will experience a docent led tour of our galleries and an art making activity inspired by works they’ve just encountered on tour.

Our tours are designed to boost observational skills by helping students make connections between what they see and what they know. There are no wrong answers! And we encourage students to ask questions, too. If they are discovering details in a work and can support what they think about a piece with those details, they are boosting their observational skills which then enhance their reading comprehension skills! We offer three tour activity options: All About the Art, Full STEAM Ahead, and Now Read This! Each tour activity is aligned with Alabama State Standards in Art and integrated subject areas and is inspired by works students will observe while touring the galleries.

And because we want to make it possible for all area students to enjoy WMA, we have a program to reimburse transportation costs. Through Bus on Us, each Dothan City and Houston County school receives reimbursement for up to 8 buses covering the system-approved cost of mileage and bus driver time to the museum, during the tour, and after the museum tour for up to 3 hours.

Visit our website for more information (https://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/schools/) and contact Janin Wise (School Programs Coordinator) with any questions you have!

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Create your own work of art this Saturday in WMA’s Studio for FREE! 😁What can you expect during First Saturday Family Da...
10/02/2023

Create your own work of art this Saturday in WMA’s Studio for FREE! 😁

What can you expect during First Saturday Family Day?
🎨 Free admission to WMA
🎨 Come and go art making in WMA's Studio from 10:30-2:30pm
🎨 Watercolor kits to enjoy in WMA's garden, available at the front desk
🎨 Scavenger hunt to help you explore the galleries and work on observational skills
🎨 Sensory kits that offer individuals and families alternative ways to enjoy the museum through the use of tactile and auditory aids are also available for checkout at the front desk.

Questions about First Saturday Family Day? Call 334.794.3871 or email [email protected]

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First Saturday Family Day is supported by grants from the Alabama Arts Alliance and Southeast Alabama Community Foundation, with additional support from the Dothan Housing Authority.

Fall is officially here at WMA! 🦊🍂🧡Enjoy new exhibitions, new events for all ages, Studio Classes, Visiting Artist Works...
09/30/2023

Fall is officially here at WMA! 🦊🍂🧡

Enjoy new exhibitions, new events for all ages, Studio Classes, Visiting Artist Workshops and so much more this month! Stay up to date with all WMA has to offer by following us on Instagram and Facebook. Plus, you can visit us online at www.wiregrassmuseum.org/calendar to view our upcoming schedule.

Upcoming events:
🎃 The Glass Pumpkin Party | Friday, October 28th | 6-9pm | $25 per ticket
🎃 The Pumpkin Patch: A Family Art Festival | Saturday, October 29th | 10-3pm | FREE

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09/28/2023

“WMA’s student tours are an amazing option for a local field trip with free transportation! The tours provide an engaging art experience for students of all academic levels. The docents maintain students’ attention and their hands-on lessons make everyone feel like an artist. ” – Crystal Forehand, visual arts teacher at Kelly Springs Elementary School.

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Bus on Us is generously sponsored by Mike Schmitz, MidSouth Bank, and SmartBank. With additional grant support from the Windgate Foundation.

The Wiregrass Museum of Art is looking to hire a Marketing and Special Events Coordinator.Working with the Executive Dir...
09/20/2023

The Wiregrass Museum of Art is looking to hire a Marketing and Special Events Coordinator.

Working with the Executive Director and other Advancement staff, in collaboration with other staff, this position is responsible for the planning, managing, and ex*****on of special events, and implementing marketing strategies at the Wiregrass Museum of Art.

The Special Events and Marketing Manager will be an integral part of WMA’s team by helping to realize and promote meaningful and unique events, which will serve to provide an excellent environment for patrons to experience art, will strengthen our relationships, and will reflect the WMA brand and mission.

Learn more and download the application on WMA’s website under the “employment” section: https://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/about/opportunities/

Join us for Art After Hours this Thursday from 5:30-8pm 🥂This is the last week to view “Shape Shifting,” “The Day Series...
09/20/2023

Join us for Art After Hours this Thursday from 5:30-8pm 🥂

This is the last week to view “Shape Shifting,” “The Day Series,” and “AIM to Heal.” Don’t miss the opportunity to view these incredible exhibitions!

Experience art exhibitions, artmaking, music, and more! Admission is free for WMA members; $5 for not-yet members.

Exhibitions on view:
✨ 'Shape Shifting: 35 Years of Late Modernist Prints’ | July 21 - September 23, 2023
✨ 'The Day Series' | July 21 - September 23, 2023
✨ 'Form in Motion: Sculpture from the Permanent Collection’ | July 21 - December 30, 2023
✨ 'AIM to Heal’ | June 7 - September 30, 2023

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New Studio Classes at WMA are just around the corner! 🖌️🎨✏️Check out all the upcoming Studio Classes on our website: wir...
09/18/2023

New Studio Classes at WMA are just around the corner! 🖌️🎨✏️

Check out all the upcoming Studio Classes on our website: wiregrassmuseum.org/calendar (link in bio)

✔️ Exploring Abstract Painting
Saturday, September 23rd | 11:30-2:30pm
✔️ Meditation Painting
Saturday, October 14th | 10:30-12:30pm
✔️ Whole Nine Yarns: A Multi-genre Writing Workshop
Saturday, November 11th | 12-2pm
✔️ Calming Clay Creations
Saturday, November 18th | 10:30-1:30pm

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‼️Call for Volunteer Tour Guides‼️Tour guides are a vital part of the Wiregrass Museum of Art’s mission to educate and i...
09/13/2023

‼️Call for Volunteer Tour Guides‼️

Tour guides are a vital part of the Wiregrass Museum of Art’s mission to educate and inspire audiences through the visual arts and its interpretation. Tour guides 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 tour guide, 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 tour guides!

Apply to be a WMA volunteer tour guide today by visiting: www.wiregrassmuseum.org/about/opportunities

Questions? Call us at 334.794.3871

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09/08/2023

“The Debutantes”

Dale Kennington’s art fits securely into the tradition of American realism. Her success as a photorealist lies in her direct, straightforward, and honest approach. Through her art, the viewer discovers poetry in the ordinary tasks of everyday life.

Kennington was born in Savannah, Georgia. She attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and Auburn University. Her work is included in numerous European royal collections including Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria, in addition to the U.S. Embassy in Paris. Her work is also in numerous public collections in the U.S. including Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, The Columbus Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Featured image: Dale Kennington, “The Debutantes,” 1996, Oil on canvas

Shop & Support WMA 🖤We always say, "Art elevates the everyday," and you can take home quality and comfortable styles tha...
09/06/2023

Shop & Support WMA 🖤

We always say, "Art elevates the everyday," and you can take home quality and comfortable styles that give back to your local art museum.

Browse shirts, mugs, magnets, art books, and more online.

AND, CARE Packages have new prices!!!

WMA commissioned twelve acclaimed Alabama artists to create editions of ten artworks each. Selected by program creator Paul Barrett, the artists come from diverse backgrounds and work in a variety of media in all corners of Alabama. Now that those commissions are completed, WMA is proud to offer these works of art to you in ten exclusive sets that will give you the opportunity to start or expand your own collection of works from Alabama artists.

▪️Price for each set of 12 works: $1,800
▪️Price for a set of 6 works of your choosing: $900
▪️Price for a set of 3 works of your choosing: $450

Proceeds directly support WMA's annual arts programming. Shop to support WMA’s impact today at wiregrassmuseum.org/shop

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  by all the colorful compositions visitors are making in the ‘Shape Shifting’ exhibition Play Lab!Pick up, arrange, and...
09/04/2023

by all the colorful compositions visitors are making in the ‘Shape Shifting’ exhibition Play Lab!

Pick up, arrange, and play with acrylic shapes, all inspired by the artwork in the exhibition, to make a colorful, unique work of art.

WMA Hours:
Wednesday-Friday from 10-5pm
Saturday from 10-3pm

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‘Shape Shifting: 35 years of Modernist Prints’ is on loan from FSU Museum of Fine Arts

Explore WMA this September with a Studio Class, daily visit, or event this month! ☺️✨Stay up to date with all WMA has to...
09/01/2023

Explore WMA this September with a Studio Class, daily visit, or event this month! ☺️✨

Stay up to date with all WMA has to offer by following us on Instagram and Facebook. Plus, you can visit us online at www.wiregrassmuseum.org/calendar to view our upcoming schedule.

Daily hours:
Wednesday - Friday from 10-5pm
Saturday from 10-3pm

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Alt Text: Couple looks up at colorful, collage works in Blumberg gallery from artist Ann Trondson's "The Day Series"

08/31/2023

‘Form in Motion: Sculpture from the Permanent Collection’ | On view: July 21 - December 30, 2023

“Form in Motion” presents a selection of sculpture works from its permanent collection. The exhibition brings together a diverse array of sculptures that span different styles, materials, and artistic perspectives. With a keen focus on engaging the senses and sparking thoughtful contemplation, this exhibition at the Wiregrass Museum of Art promises to be a captivating celebration of sculptural mastery and creative expression. Each sculpture invites viewers to explore the boundless possibilities of three-dimensional art. Wiregrass Museum of Art’s permanent collection includes 580 works ranging from painting, sculpture, photography, and other works on paper.

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Saturdays are the perfect day for children and families to create and explore art together! First Saturday Family Day, o...
08/28/2023

Saturdays are the perfect day for children and families to create and explore art together! First Saturday Family Day, one of WMA’s longest-running educational programs, offers free art activities on the first Saturday of every month for lifelong learners of all ages.

What can you expect during First Saturday Family Day?

🎨 Free admission to WMA
🎨 Come and go art making in WMA's Studio from 10:30-2:30pm
🎨 Watercolor kits to enjoy in WMA's garden, available at the front desk
🎨 Scavenger hunt to help you explore the galleries and work on observational skills
🎨 Sensory kits that offer individuals and families alternative ways to enjoy the museum through the use of tactile and auditory aids are also available for checkout at the front desk.

First Saturday Family Day is supported by grants from the Alabama Arts Alliance and Southeast Alabama Community Foundation.

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It’s always a happy day when our friends at Rose Hill Senior Center join us on tour ♥️🌹Interested in taking a guided tou...
08/24/2023

It’s always a happy day when our friends at Rose Hill Senior Center join us on tour ♥️🌹

Interested in taking a guided tour and art making in the studio? Book a tour with us! More information can be found online at wiregrassmuseum.org/learn or call 334.794.3871.

WMA Teens 2023-2024 cohort applications are now open! 🙌💙📣Gain experience in the museum industry, build professional skil...
08/24/2023

WMA Teens 2023-2024 cohort applications are now open! 🙌💙📣

Gain experience in the museum industry, build professional skills, & back the vision and mission of WMA by creating unique programs and events for your peers.

"This is the most constructive and formative experience I ever had in high school. My favorite part of this experience is always the day of teen night and getting ready for it." - Isabella, former WMA Teen

Learn more about the opportunity and download the application at https://www.wiregrassmuseum.org/wma-teens

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08/21/2023

🗣Registration for the 2023 AAEA Fall Conference is OPEN! Click on the link below - we can't wait to see you in Dothan where we will all TRANSFORM, RELFECT, and SHINE!💎
https://www.myaaea.org/conference-1

Art elevates jewelry 💎Special thanks to artist Kerry Leasure for joining us in the studio past Saturday and sharing her ...
08/21/2023

Art elevates jewelry 💎

Special thanks to artist Kerry Leasure for joining us in the studio past Saturday and sharing her practice with us!

Each student got to create two wearable works of art from found objects. Students learned techniques for jewelry making and crafted stories through the process.

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Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm

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