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Woodson Art Museum Selects Artwork for 2021 Birds in Art Exhibition

Artwork from 113 artists from throughout the world will be included in the 46th annual Birds in Art exhibition, on view Saturday, September 11 through November 28, 2021, at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. This year, 510 artists submitted 813 artworks for consideration by the three-person jury. The exhibition includes 21 who were named Master Artists during previous Birds in Art exhibitions, and 92 artists whose work was selected by the jury. Learn more here; congratulations and thanks to artists for their efforts.

Summer Highlights

Visit to explore this summer’s exhibition, Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts, and experience Avian Celebrations, a new exhibition from the Museum’s collection; Mini Makes, staff-created miniature versions of museum experiences; Makers’ Mediums, featuring studio materials and artists’ tools; and Art Kits, free for pick up inside or outside from the always-open Stop-by Studio.

Current Exhibitions

Woodson Wanderings: Weekly Blog

Jane’s Journeys

Over a stellar forty-three-year Woodson Art Museum career, Jane Weinke has traveled far and wide, happily returning to Wausau, the community she has always called home. Jane will retire in October, leaving an extraordinary legacy. The growth and quality of the Museum’s collection is a tribute to Jane’s professionalism, diligence, and commitment to our vision to set the standard for art of the avian world.

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I love the entire experience. I consider this museum to be the best we have in Wisconsin.

Digital Guestbook, 2021

Everything is PERFECT! The building is equally as beautiful as the art inside. The staff is amazing and answered every question we had. We are blown away by this museum!

Digital Guestbook, 2021

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