Ever-Changing Exhibitions, Always-Free Admission
Exhibitions drawn from the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s collection open Saturday, September 5, and will complement the 2015 Birds in Art exhibition opening Saturday, September 12. Birds in Art and Well Drawn: Collection Highlights remain on view through November 29; other collection exhibitions remain on view through February 21, 2016 and beyond.More »
Mesmerizing artwork by 123 of the world’s most talented artists serves as a fitting tribute to this year’s milestone 40th annual Birds in Art exhibition on view September 12 through November 29 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. Varied and accomplished depictions of avian life, from regal poses, lively gatherings, and calm repose to sculptural statements and whimsical trompe l’oeil works highlight why throughout four decades Birds in Art has earned international esteem.More »
The 26th annual Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 12 – 13, is an art extravaganza featuring four free events – the Woodson Art Museum’s 40th anniversary “Birds in Art” opening festivities, Art in the Park in Marathon Park, Festival of Arts downtown, and exhibitions at the Center of the Visual Arts downtown. For details, check the 2015 Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend brochure.More »
Two exhibitions on view June 6 through August 30 feature nocturnal botanical garden photography and boxes inspired by a Colonial-era botanist’s shipping crates reveal seldom-glimpsed nighttime scenes and artists’ reimagined, container creations.More »
It’s a relief when months of planning and managing a hundred details come together successfully. The final touches are being added to three new permanent collection exhibitions.More »
Birds in Art is kind of a big deal.
Actually, for four decades it’s been THE big deal in avian art – worldwide. And, 2015 is no exception.
Preparation for the 40th Birds in Art at the Woodson Art Museum began after the opening weekend of the 39th, and work steadily progresses and reaches a frenzy about . . . now.
As artists remind us in such inspiring ways, it’s possible – with creativity, ingenuity, talent, and collaboration – to transform tragedy into beauty. What’s your story? How does artwork trigger memories and foster connections in your life? I make a habit of collecting such stories; it would be a privilege to hear yours.More »