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Ever-Changing Exhibitions, Always-Free Admission

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Ever-Changing Exhibitions, Always-Free Admission

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Ever-Changing Exhibitions, Always-Free Admission


Woodson Art Museum Exhibition and Programs Relay Messages from Passenger Pigeon Extinction

A Woodson Art Museum exhibition and fall programs led by an artist in residence and a guest author highlight lessons that can be learned from the passenger pigeon’s extinction 100 years ago.
Project Passenger Pigeon, a nationwide educational initiative marking the centennial of the species’ extinction was the impetus for the Woodson Art Museum exhibition Legacy Lost & Saved: Extinct and Endangered Birds of North America, on view through July 2015.

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Six New Collections Exhibitions Open at Woodson Art Museum

Six new exhibitions drawn from the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s collection complement the 2014 Birds in Art exhibition opening September 6 and feature recent acquisitions and species and habitat conservation themes. Birds in Art remains on view through November 16; the other exhibitions remain on view through February 2015 and beyond.

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Birds in Art 2014 Takes Flight September 6 at Woodson Art Museum

Opening day highlights for this year’s 39th-annual Birds in Art exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum:
9 am-Noon: meet more than seventy Birds in Art artists from throughout the world and get catalogues and posters signed.
9:30-10:30 am: 2014 Master Artist Talk by Barry Van Dusen
10:45 am-Noon: Artists in Action in the sculpture garden

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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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Insider’s View: Weekly Blog

Adverbs Like White Elephants

My favorite author is Ernest Hemingway. Obscure choice, right? Regardless of his popularity, I appreciate his direct, honest prose. From the expatriate culture of The Sun Also Rises, to the battle between man and marlin (and a few sharks) in The Old Man and the Sea, few people influenced literature more.

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