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Gunnar Tryggmo Named 2024 Woodson Art Museum Master Wildlife Artist

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum announced Swedish artist Gunnar Tryggmo as its 2024 Master Wildlife Artist. He will be honored during the 49th annual Birds in Art exhibition this fall. Tryggmo, the 41st Master Artist, will receive the Master Wildlife Artist Medal during Birds in Art Opening Weekend, September 7 and 8.

Renowned Wisconsin Art Museums launch new state art collective, “Wisconsin Art Destinations”

WAUSAU, WISCONSIN: The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is proud to announce its partnership with twelve other distinguished art museums in the state to form the Wisconsin Art Destinations. Together, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Chazen Museum of Art, Museum of Wisconsin Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Haggerty Art Museum,… Read More

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Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Docent Corps with Bev Smith and Boo Force.

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Lifelong Learners

In the past 30 years, I myself have endured and enjoyed many of my own personal docent trainings. My mother always helped my younger sister and I understand the importance of hearing history form others and making note of it. As fellow educator Rachel Hausmann-Schall and I took on the summer docent training, I took time to hear stories of docent classes past from some of our most tenured participants.

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What Our Visitors Say

A treat right in the middle of Wausau. A variety of different art mediums and well laid out. Bronze sculpture garden is lovely also. Enjoyed our afternoon here.

Google, 2024

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is consistently awe-inspiring. We began with a stroll through the immaculate statue garden, impressively clean despite the fall season and its usual leaf cleanup. Upon entering, we were warmly greeted, informed about ongoing exhibits, and guided on coat placement—a seamless welcome. The building's aesthetic is simply breathtaking, marrying stunning architecture with even more captivating artwork. It's an experience that warrants dedicating a few hours of your time. I highly recommend it, especially for parents; their children's area in the basement adds to the allure. I'm eagerly anticipating a return visit in summer to explore their rooftop display in the warmer weather.

Google, 2023

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