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Hats & Headwear Exhibitions & Programs Debut This Week

Presentations and a gallery walk, December 1 and 3, highlight this week’s debut of two exhibitions Hats & Headwear: Global to Local, featuring the artistry of headwear worn for similar purposes throughout diverse cultures worldwide. The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage & Spirituality opens Saturday, December 3, and Stormy Kromer: Evolution of a Classic opened recently; both remain on view through Sunday, February 26, 2023. Get details in the online Hats & Headwear press release.
Visit soon and often, always admission free, to experience Midwest Modernisms, on view through January 29, 2023, featuring artwork from the Museum’s collection. Drop in to both the Museum’s sculpture garden and Art Park, the Museum’s interactive gallery.
Check out upcoming programs for all, panel presentations, discussions, gallery walks, and activities with visiting artists via the online events calendar and this Hats & Headwear: Global to Local events calendar PDF.

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Announces Retirement of Director Kathy Kelsey Foley

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, announced that Director Kathy Kelsey Foley will retire December 31, 2022, and Assistant Director Matt Foss will assume the directorship on January 1, 2023.

Current Exhibitions

A painting of a vase of flowers with two birds sitting outside of the window.

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Making Visual Connections

Whether in Wausau or Philadelphia, enjoy these image pairings as a “sneak peek” into the visual connections I saw between French artist Henri Matisse and Wisconsin artist Ruth Grotenrath!

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What Our Visitors Say

What a beautiful museum and community space. The exhibitions here are displayed with care in a bright and open area with a good flow allowing for visitors to spend time looking and understanding each piece. There are sculptures outside along with a garden walk surrounding the museum, and indoors multiple levels of exhibitions and a playful art space for children. Plan more time than you think you’ll need! This is a Wausau gem.

Google review, 2022

This is such a treasure for our community. Great exhibitions. Staff is very kind and helpful. Thank you!

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