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Woodson Art Museum Wins Nation’s Highest Museum Honor

  The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced that the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, is a National Medal winner, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. As a 2017 National Medal winner, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is one of only two art museums among the five museums and five libraries named National Medal winners by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency supporting the nation’s approximately 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums, all of which are eligible for the award.
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Birds in Art 2017 Artwork Selected

Artwork for the 2017 Birds in Art exhibition was selected in May; see this list of 2017 Birds in Art artists' names whose work will be included in this fall's exhibition, on view September 9 through November 26. For more information, see this press release.
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Woodson Art Museum Recognized as Finalist for 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

On Monday, April 3, the Woodson Art Museum will be featured on the USIMLS Facebook page where the IMLS encourages all to share stories about the Museum's impact. What does it means to you? What inspires you? Post comments & photos on the www.facebook.com/USIMLS Facebook page on Monday, April 3. For the second consecutive year, the Woodson Art Museum is a National Medal finalist and is one of only three art museums in the nation to receive this 2017 finalist recognition by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency supporting about 35,000 museums.
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Wisconsin Sculptor Don Rambadt Named Woodson Art Museum 2017 Master Artist

The Woodson Art Museum announces Milwaukee sculptor Don Rambadt as its 2017 Master Artist who will be honored during the Museum’s 42nd annual “Birds in Art” exhibition this fall.

Rambadt, the Woodson’s 36th Master Artist, will receive the Master Wildlife Artist Medal during the “Birds in Art” opening, Saturday, September 9.

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Insider’s View: Weekly Blog

Escher’s Multifaceted Appeal

During the finals days of M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion, the Woodson Art Museum continues to receive gratifying messages from those eagerly planning trips to visit and their impressions after experiencing Escher’s mind-bending artwork. Projected attendance during the three-month Escher exhibition – on view March 4 through May 28 – was expected to be about 10,000. With just days remaining, the actual total-attendance tally exceeds 15,000.
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How We Share News These Days

Read how the Woodson Art Museum shared the news of winning a 2017 National Medal for Museum Service; director Kathy Kelsey Foley writes about recent exhilarating days.
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Ants Go Marching

May is hustle-bustling along, as it does each year. The glorious angle of the sun’s rays produces light and once again, warmth . . . igniting a burst of busyness. Those who live in northern climes truly appreciate the enterprise awakened with the daffodils and by the robin’s song.
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Birds Spring into Art

With spring comes hope. Hope for warmer weather, a new growing season, and time to get outside to enjoy nature. Spring also brings the return of migratory birds that fled to warmer climates last fall.
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