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Thanksgiving-Week Hours

On the days before and after the Thanksgiving holiday, visit the Woodson Art Museum, always admission free. Before it migrates away, experience Birds in Art 2017, on view through Sun., Nov. 26. Discover much more to see and do, too. Collection exhibitions on view include On the Wing: Birds in Flight, Fowl Play: Decorative Duck Decoys, and Passionate Pursuits: Birds in Our Landscapes.

Museum open on Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov. 21 & 22, 9am-4pm

Museum closed on Thursday, Nov. 23. Happy Thanksgiving!

Museum open on Friday, Nov. 24, 9am-4pm; Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 25-26, Noon-5pm

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Magnetic Migration: Find the Flock

Throughout the exhibition this fall, all are invited to participate in “Magnetic Migration: Find the Flock,” using clues to seek and find seven of Rambadt’s small nuthatch sculptures perching at public Wausau-area locations. Correctly identifying each sculpture’s exact location earns a chance to win one of two Rambadt nuthatch sculptures. Get clues and entry details via clicking this link to a fillable PDF or at the Museum.
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Woodson Art Museum Presents 2017 Birds in Art Exhibition

New perspectives and artistic insights by more than 100 worldwide artists comprise the 42nd annual, internationally renowned 2017 Birds in Art exhibition, on view September 9 through November 26 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.
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Watch the live-streamed video of the July 17, 2017 National Medal award ceremony in Washington D.C. The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is one of only two art museums to receive the nation's highest museum honor. Learn more via this 2017 National Medal press release. #NationalMedal
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Insider’s View: Weekly Blog

Finding the Flock

This challenge is right up my alley. A seek and find of small metal sculptures in different Wausau city parks, not too easy to find, but not impossible. I'd be all over that.
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Unexpected Treasures

On temporary loan in my office is a treasure trove. Catalogues, notes, and letters are evidence of a legacy of extraordinary engagement with the artwork and between two people – a father and daughter-in-law – who developed and maintained an annual Birds in Art tradition throughout nearly two decades.
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Permanently Placed

As promised, this week I’m continuing a two-part blog focused on the Woodson Art Museum’s permanent collection. Gifts from artists and donors account for the majority of the artworks; the Museum also purchases artworks thanks to specific grants. All potential acquisitions are carefully reviewed by a Collections Committee – eight members representing the Board of Directors, staff, and community – and a Collections Management Policy along with a Collecting Plan guide decision making. Each work is diligently researched and the findings shared with the committee.
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Counting Collections

Recently, I had a conversation with a longtime volunteer who asked how many objects comprise the Woodson Art Museum collection. His question was prompted by the number of artworks in Birds in Art that are accompanied by additional labels designating them as recent acquisitions. I smiled and replied how difficult that question is to answer.
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