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Tiffany Glass on View at the Woodson Art Museum

Tiffany Studios leaded-glass lampshades and windows – some of the twentieth century’s most striking, iconic decorative objects – shine in an exhibition that remains on view at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum through Sunday, February 26, 2017.
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Purchase Birds in Art Catalogues

The Woodson Art Museum documents its annual Birds in Art exhibitions with well-designed, fully illustrated, four-color catalogues. Get details and purchase the 132-page 2017 Birds in Art catalogue now via this link. See a list of artists featured in this publication.
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Sandhill-Crane Sculpture Graces Grounds

See a towering sandhill-crane sapling sculpture created by Boston artists Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, known as The Myth Makers, who create site-specific sculpture from ephemeral materials. For “The Dance,” Dodson and Moerlein were inspired by the way the seasonal migration of sandhill cranes to their Wisconsin nesting grounds marks the passage of time.
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Woodson Art Museum Selects Artwork for 2016 Birds in Art Exhibition

Artwork from 112 artists from throughout the world will be included in the 41st annual Birds in Art exhibition, on view September 10 through November 27, at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. This year’s exhibition includes 2016 Master Artist Karen Bondarchuk, 20 who were named Master Artists during previous Birds in Art exhibitions, and 91 artists whose work was selected by three-person jury.
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Insider’s View: Weekly Blog

Tiffany Glass Dazzles

How did Tiffany Studios harness light in its iconic leaded-glass lampshades and windows? It was all about the glass. Its quality, luminosity and vast palette of color, texture, and pattern were key.
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How Museums Can Better Serve Veterans and Military Families

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of participating in the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Town Hall convening focused on addressing the needs of veterans and military families. The Woodson Art Museum’s commitment to Always Free Admission and barrier-free accessibility are two ways we serve all visitors and community members, including veterans and their families. In the near term, exciting new exhibitions – Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light; Enduring Beauty: Art Nouveau Glass; and Victorian Art Glass Baskets – open Saturday, December 3.
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Pentimenti

Pentimenti – my new favorite word. It’s derived from the Italian word for repentance. While waiting for a student tour to arrive, Timothy David Mayhew – a recent artist in residence and expert in Old Master natural-chalk technique – curator of education Catie Anderson and I were admiring chalk drawings from the Woodson Art Museum’s collection. Tiepolo’s Head of an Old Bearded Man with the faint lines of the first attempts still visible, elicited a discussion about the unforgiving nature of chalk; once drawn it cannot be erased or removed. The merciless nature of the medium trains the artist to master a light touch and embrace the ghostly remains of previous efforts – the pentimenti.
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Life-List Highlights

Both within and beyond the Woodson Art Museum galleries, I enjoy bird watching and learning about our feathered friends. Like many fellow contemporary birders, I post my sightings to eBird, a website and mobile app. Whether or not you’re a birder, visit the Woodson Art Museum on or before November 27 to experience Birds in Art, a must-see highlight for your exhibition life list.

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