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Current Exhibitions

Diverse exhibitions change more often than the seasons as do themes of programs and events developed to enhance visitors’ experiences.

In addition to the flagship, fall Birds in Art exhibition and new exhibitions drawn from its collection, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum brings diverse artwork from all over the world in temporary exhibitions, enlivened by visiting artists during artist residencies and programs for all ages.

Also, drop in to experience the sculpture garden, and Art Park – the Museum’s interactive family gallery in the lower level.

Visit often to experience what’s new to see and do.


On View in Temporary Exhibitions

The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design

Posted on April 14, 2016
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June 4 – August 28, 2016
This survey of exceptional chair design explores chairs as art – both functional and sculptural. An array of nineteenth-century to contemporary examples highlights the beauty and historical context of the ubiquitous chair.

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Now on View from the Museum’s Collection

Making Marks

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On view through February 19, 2017

This selection of avian-themed drawings ranges from quick sketches to intricately detailed illustrations, highlighting artists’ varied approaches and the importance of field observation.

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Capturing Nature: The Art of Owen J. Gromme

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On view through August 14, 2016
Oil paintings, watercolors, and sketches reveal Gromme’s lifelong passion for nature and wildlife.

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Out of the Vault

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On view through November 20, 2016

Focused on only six bird species – mallards, bluebirds, ravens, chickadees, downy woodpeckers, and wood ducks – see a sampling of mediums that yields distinctly different artistic interpretations.

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Audubon to Wyeth: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculptures

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On view through December 31, 2016

This dazzling, historic array of bird imagery in artworks spanning the early-nineteenth through late-twentieth centuries includes work by John James Audubon, Martin Johnson Heade, Jasper Cropsey, Albert Bierstadt, Frank W. Benson, N.C. Wyeth, and Andrew Wyeth.

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