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Museum Holiday-Season Hours

Visit the Woodson Art Museum often during the holiday season! Experience what’s new to see and do, always admission free.
Museum closed: Mondays and holidays, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Museum open:
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 20-21, Noon-5pm
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 9am-4pm
Friday, Dec. 26, 9am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 27-28, Noon-5pm
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 9am-4pm
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 9am-4pm
Friday, Jan. 2, 9am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday, Jan. 3-4, Noon-5pm
Happy holidays!

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NEA Grant to Support Guitar Maker’s Woodson Art Museum Residency

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau is one of only 163 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive a National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America grant. The Woodson Art Museum is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support hands-on programs led by Stevens Point guitar designer and artisan John Currier during Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar, February 28 through May 31, 2015.

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Spring Guitar Exhibition Strikes a Chord; Museum Receives Tourism Marketing Grant

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum will promote its spring exhibition, Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar, with the help of a $28,250 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant presented by Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett. Woodson Art Museum visitors will experience the art and artistry of guitar design, February 28 through May 31, 2015, through design illustrations, guitars, and photographs of performing musicians, all enlivened by a performance series, hands-on Sound Lab, luthier’s studio, guitar collectors’ stories, and more.

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National Geographic Photographs, Whistler Etchings, Ballet Masks on View at Woodson Art Museum

Three distinct exhibitions featuring iconic photographs from National Geographic magazine, etchings by American artist James McNeill Whistler, and masks donned by Wausau-area ballet dancers remain on view through February 22, 2015, at the Woodson Art Museum.

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Insider’s View: Weekly Blog

A Sweet Honored Tradition

I don’t observe many Christmas traditions of my childhood. While I love the beauty of a fresh snowfall, I no longer desire to trudge through it to cut a fresh balsam fir. Likewise, gone is the thrill of spending hours in retail stores rubbing elbows with hundreds of shoppers in search of holiday gifts.

Instead you’ll find me scouring magazines, cookbooks, and blogs for holiday cookie recipes. Yes, tradition implies passing favorites from generation to generation, which I honor, but I love adding new flavors to savor and challenging recipes to hone my skills and add variation to the platter.

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TAC Is Changing . . . .

Change can trigger progress, causing things to move forward and develop. This fall brings change and progress to the Woodson Art Museum Teen Art Council or TAC.

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

After this fall’s early snowfall–and–melt cycle, a warm day last weekend prompted my wife, Jeana, to coax me outside to build a snowman. At first I resisted, but fun memories of building giant snowmen with our son and his friends when he was a boy got the better of me.

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Tues–Fri 9am–4pm
First Thurs of each month 9am–7:30pm
Thursdays during Birds in Art 9am–7:30pm
Sat–Sun Noon–5pm
Closed Mon & holidays

Always-Free Admission

700 North 12th Street
Wausau, WI 54403
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715.845.7010

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