Mary McCleary, Fallen, Fallen, Light Renew, intaglio, 25.5 x 28.25 inches

Marsha Feigin, Slam, ink on paper, 12.5 x 9 inches

Aj Smith, Corporate Grid Iron, ink on paper, 16 x 20 inches

Warren Criswell, The Crossing, charcoal and pastel on paper, 36.15 x 47.375 inches

Don Southard, Lazy Heat Stroked Cat of Monti Castello #1, 2002, ink on paper, 19.5 x 19.875 inches

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Welcome

Welcome to the Windgate Museum of Art! We are delighted you are here to learn more about what is happening at the art museum on the Hendrix College campus.

Entrance to the WMA is free and open to all. However, because of COVID-19, we have adapted our programs and activities to keep our visitors safe. All spring programs will take place virtually. The art@hendrix! exhibition is viewable online-only. Exhibitions in our Window Gallery are visible 24/7 and viewable from the outdoors only. Beginning January 22, 2021, exhibitions in our interior galleries are viewable with adherence to the safety measures and other considerations described in the next section.

The vision of the Windgate Museum of Art is to be the premier teaching art museum in Arkansas. We look forward to presenting outstanding art exhibitions, compelling educational programs, and invigorating social activities for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Please follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter and visit this website for regular updates. Stay tuned for more great exhibitions and programs from the WMA!

Cheers—Mary Kennedy, Director

COVID-19 Protocols

We are excited for visitors to view our interior galleries (beginning January 22, 2021) and welcome you to the WMA according to the following protocols:

Note: These protocols are subject to change with little or no notice depending on circumstances.

Museum Hours

Beginning January 22, 2021, the interior of the WMA is open Monday through Friday from 12:00 – 5:00pm. Please review the section above for important information if you wish to visit the museum.

Please note that the museum will be closed on the following days:

Directions and Parking

For easiest access to the Windgate Museum of Art (building #3 on the campus map), we recommend parking in the lot at the Dawkins Welcome Center (building #1 on the campus map) at the northeast corner of campus, just off the Harkrider-Winfield roundabout, where there is plenty of visitor designated parking. 

From the Dawkins Welcome Center, take the paved walkways diagonally to the southwest onto campus toward the three-story Miller Creative Quad, in which the Windgate Museum is housed. The museum is on the ground floor of the north wing of the building. You will enter through the doors on the right as you approach the building walking west.

For those wishing to be dropped off closer to the building, there is a paved driveway from the Dawkins Welcome Center to a small loading area along the north side of the museum building. There are also two Windgate Museum designated parking spaces which may be used by those needing parking nearest to the museum. From this small loading and parking area, the museum can be accessed via the paved path on the west side of the building to the main entrance on the left between the two wings of the building.

Accessibility

The Windgate Museum of Art strives to provide a warm and friendly environment to all visitors.


We are committed to ensuring that the WMA’s facilities, services, exhibitions, and programs comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. We make reasonable accommodations to ensure that people with disabilities have equal physical and communications access, as defined by federal law.


Please note that our efforts to make our website, programs, and museum more accessible are ongoing. If you have specific questions or concerns that are not addressed on this page, please call 501-328-2386 or email windgatemuseum@hendrix.edu in advance of your visit.

Accessible parking is located on the north side of the building. Wheelchair ramps are located at the northeast and northwest sides of the building.

The Windgate Museum of Art is located on the ground floor of the Miller Creative Quad. The floors in the lobby and galleries are polished concrete; other public spaces are covered in low-pile carpet or composite tile. Museum stools are available upon request. Ask at the Information Desk for assistance in locating them.

All public areas of the museum are wheelchair accessible. The WMA is a barrier‐free location, with doorways, hallways, galleries, program spaces, water fountains, restroom stalls, sinks, and faucets accessible to wheelchairs and assistive walking devices.

Large‐print versions of exhibition object labels are available if requested in advanced by calling 501-328-2386 or emailing windgatemuseum@hendrix.edu.

Upon request, the museum can provide American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation for specific programs and for guided tours. Please contact windgatemuseum@hendrix.edu at least one week in advance of the program or tour date.

Education staff will work with individuals and groups who disclose accessibility needs in advance to accommodate them to the best of our ability.

Mothers may breastfeed their children anywhere in the museum. If you prefer a private space to nurse, one of our private restrooms is equipped with seating for such purpose. There is a diaper changing table located in one of the restrooms as well. Space for stroller parking is available just inside the front door (see Bag Policy). The museum does not provide strollers.

All our restrooms are gender-neutral and are located in the Lobby and Gallery A.

Certified service animals are welcome. Please notify an Information Desk attendant of the presence of your service animal. You will need to provide a copy of your certificate for verification.

A first aid kit is available at the Information Desk. Please inform the Information Desk attendant in case of a health emergency.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the museum. Ask for the network name and password at the Information Desk.

The average temperature in the museum is 68–72 degrees Fahrenheit, which some visitors find chilly; you may wish to bring a sweater or light jacket.

The museum’s fire alarms operate with both visual and audible signals, and museum staff will assist visitors with disabilities in the event of emergency evacuation of the building.

Visitor Guidelines

Welcome to the Windgate Museum of Art—we are so glad you are here! During your visit:

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