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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 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.


Now on View: Temporary Exhibitions

Everyday items explored in fresh, creative ways. RePurposed & ReImagined comprises three distinctly different, yet interrelated exhibitions, on view April 12 through June 15. Exhibition and program support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Arts Board, and the B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation.

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ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd

April 12 – June 15, 2014

Artist and environmental educator Nancy Judd creates couture fashion from rubbish, lacing each garment with conservation consciousness. Glamorous, shimmering evening gowns, appearing as fine couture and refined garments, are made from crushed glass and salvaged upholstery fabric.

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Nature Composed: The Insect Artistry of Jennifer Angus

April 12 – June 15, 2014

Elaborate patterns of meticulously pinned insects comprise a site-specific installation at the Museum. This artwork created by UW-Madison professor and artist Jennifer Angus suggests Victorian designs and textiles and highlight environmental issues such as rainforest deforestation and habitat loss.

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Salvage & Selvage: Artwork by the Fiber Artists Coalition

April 12 – June 15, 2014

Diverse, unexpected objects incorporated into colorful textiles offer surprises that delight. Artworks created from recycled commercial fabrics incorporate a chopstick, dryer sheets, plastic deer fencing, poker chips, drywall tape, and candy wrappers.

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Owen J. Gromme: An Enduring Legacy

Through July 2014

In the early 1970s, Gromme’s friendship with the Woodson Art Museum’s founders led to his pivotal role as organizer of the fledgling Museum’s inaugural exhibition. Today, Gromme is recognized as the “father of Birds in Art.” The re-created artist’s studio and a dozen large canvases, juxtaposed with thirty-six pencil drawings and watercolor sketches, allow a peek into Gromme’s creative process.

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Dawn to Dusk: The Sporting Spirit in America

Through July 2014
Paintings, sculptures, and graphics from the sportsman’s perspective. Whether depictions of waterfowl or upland game hunting, these works share special moments of the hunt.

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Dorothy Doughty: Royal Worcester Porcelains

The newly renovated Decorative Arts Gallery features eight pairs from Doughty’s American Bird Series, all birds seen in Wisconsin.

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Visit Extras

Audio Tours
Enriching audio tours on an iPod touch offer insights into selected changing exhibition artworks.
 
Activity Guides
All ages explore exhibitions via fun, interactive exercises in printed in-gallery activity guides.
 
Videos
In-gallery videos expand on exhibition themes.
 
Catalogues
Available for purchase.
 

Artist Residencies

See video of visiting artists.

News

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Barry Van Dusen Named Woodson Art Museum 2014 Master Artist
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RePurposed & ReImagined Exhibitions on View at Woodson Art Museum
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Woodson Art Museum Director Named Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Fellow
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First Thurs of month 9am–7:30pm
Thurs during Birds in Art
9am–7:30pm
Sat–Sun Noon–5pm
Closed Mon & holidays

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Wausau, WI 54403
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