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Ever-Changing Exhibitions, Always-Free Admission

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Ever-Changing Exhibitions, Always-Free Admission


Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend Expands to Four Venues

Wausau, Wisconsin: Birds in Art opening weekend at the Woodson Art Museum is part of Wausau’s 25th annual Artrageous Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 6 – 7, offering fun for all ages during north central Wisconsin’s biggest art extravaganza, spanning both sides of the Wisconsin River. The weekend now features four venues, with the addition of the Center for the Visual Arts, hosting the Wisconsin Regional Artists Association State Art Exhibit, on display for the first time in Central Wisconsin.
Celebrate the visual arts at four attractions – Art in the Park in Marathon Park, Festival of Arts downtown, Birds in Art at the Woodson Art Museum, and the WRAA in downtown’s Center of the Visual Arts – throughout Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend.

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Family Fest, August 19-21

Printmaking is the theme of the Museum’s fourth annual Family Fest.
Our goal is to encourage families to practice healthy habits together, including art making and museum visiting as well as being outdoors, exercising, and eating well.
Drop by the sculpture garden from 9 am to 4 pm to explore different print mediums. Family Fest is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s national initiative launched with the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Preorder Birds in Art 2014 Catalogues

The Woodson Art Museum documents its annual Birds in Art® exhibitions with fully illustrated, four-color catalogues. Preorder 2014 Birds in Art catalogues now. Orders will be shipped in September.

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Woodson Art Museum Selects Artwork for 2014 Birds in Art Exhibition

Artwork created by 112 artists from throughout the world will comprise this year’s 39th annual Birds in Art exhibition, on view September 6 through November 16, at the Woodson Art Museum. The Birds in Art exhibition, which presents original paintings, sculptures, and graphics created within the last three years by artists from throughout the world, celebrates avian marvels through fresh artistic interpretations.

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Insider’s View: Weekly Blog

A Special Creativity

I freely admit there are no creative bones in my body. I admire creative talents in others, but I am unable to take paints, sticks, canvas, paper, or any combination and make something pleasing to the eye. Luckily, I’m OK with that.
My family, friends, colleagues, and coworkers think differently. They would argue that my ability to bake cookies is not only a talent, but also an artform. I think it’s less about skill and more a labor of love. Afterall, I don’t create my own recipes.
With this blog installment, I’m sharing what I consider a minor talent . . . using Woodson Art Museum gallery walls as my “canvas” for the exhibitions I curate and install.

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Ideas Create Ripples of Impact

An idea cast forth into the world can cause ripples that continue to touch many lives. My life was changed in 2009 when Helen Ramon, program officer at the Helen Bader Foundation, initiated a call to Wisconsin museums to develop programs for older adults. For me, a Woodson Art Museum educator, that “challenge” led to the opportunity to learn about an innovative program for those with dementia and their care partners called “Meet Me at MoMA” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Ideas, methods, and best practices based on MoMA’s program subsequently were implemented at eleven Wisconsin museums. These museums formed an alliance and named their respective programs “SPARK!”. Each museum tailored the program to fit the needs of its visitors and its specific environment.

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First Thurs of each month 9am–7:30pm
Thursdays during Birds in Art 9am–7:30pm
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