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High School Students: Submit Entries for Portrait Exhibition

Area high school students are invited to submit entries, now through February 19, for Humans of Wausau, a portrait exhibition at the Woodson Art Museum this spring. The juried exhibition, organized by members of the Wausau Area High School Leadership Program (WALP), is modeled after the “Humans of New York” photography series and blog and is inspired by the people and stories of North Central Wisconsin.
Students from a WALP affiliated high school* may submit up to two original 2D portraits (paintings, drawings, prints, or photographs) by submitting an entry form and uploading artwork images online herehttp://www.lywam.org/humans-of-wausau/

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American Impressionism and Tactile Folktale Sculpture Exhibitions on View

Two distinct exhibitions featuring American Impressionism paintings and touchable low-relief sculptures of folktales open at the Woodson Art Museum on Saturday, December 5. American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony and Forest Folklore: A Multisensory Experience remain on view through February 21, 2016, and will be enlivened by an array of programs for all ages, including snow sculpture, gallery walks, workshops, and hands-on activities led by visiting artists who explore exhibition themes.

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Museum Collection Exhibitions on View

Exhibitions drawn from the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s collection  collection exhibitions feature art of the natural world. Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors year round in Woodson Art Museum galleries and sculpture garden.

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Welcome to Our Redesigned Website

Learn about the new offerings online, click the provided links to explore our redesigned site, and let us know what you think.

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Insider’s View: Weekly Blog

In Fine Feather

I recently led an overview tour of the Woodson Art Museum’s collection for a group of docents in training. Typically, I do this annually, so for consistency I use an outline. I also produce a list of the collection artworks divided into categories: works on paper, paintings, sculpture, etc . . . I find it provides a necessary perspective on the history and development of the collection. I’m amazed by the collection’s growth over forty years.

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Share Art

When asked what I do or what my role is at the Woodson Art Museum, my brief distilled answer is, “I share art.”

Sharing art is elegant in its simplicity. There isn’t a right or wrong answer. No correct spelling, proper grammar, or formula required. No prior experience needed. Read a book with a toddler and you’ll soon discover that even the youngest has an opinion about art, as a favorite illustration brings delight.

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Sweet Snow-Sculpture Dreams

While the 2016 snow sculpture took shape at the Woodson Art Museum last weekend, a massive snowstorm blanketed the Eastern seaboard. See how it developed from initial plans to a finished sculpture.

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