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Woodson Art Museum to Promote M.C. Escher Art Exhibition with Help from Tourism Grant

Expanded promotion of an upcoming exhibition of work by Dutch artist M.C. Escher is possible thanks to a $20,000 Wisconsin Department of Tourism Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant. Encouraging families and adults to connect math and science concepts with art during spring break trips and long weekend getaways, the grant enables marketing throughout Wisconsin, Chicago, and the Twin Cities via targeted online and social media advertising. "M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion,” will be on view at the Woodson Art Museum, always admission free, from March 4 through May 28, 2017.
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Woodson Art Museum Offers Four-Day Iowa Trip

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is offering a four-day trip to experience art museums and architecture in Iowa, June 21-24, 2017. Distinctive buildings showcase the talents of pioneer Louis Sullivan, and Prairie-style architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Burley Griffin. Call the Museum at 715-845-7010 to pay a deposit by April 1 to reserve a spot.
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Birds in Art 2017 Entries Due April 15

The Woodson Art Museum again invites two- and three-dimensional artists working in all mediums other than crafts and photography to submit original artworks for jury consideration for Birds in Art 2017. See the prospectus for details. All entries must be postmarked or submitted online by April 15, 2017.
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See Finished Snow Sculpture

See the snow sculpture - now complete - at the Woodson Art Museum, in the daylight and illuminated at night, for as long as the weather allows. With a nod to Tiffany Glass, Team USA Snow Sculptors – Mike Martino, Tom Queoff, and Mike Sponholtz – carved an eight-foot-tall lamp from winter’s white stuff, representing their 27th snow-sculpture at the Woodson Art Museum. Because rain was snow fun for snow sculpture on the originally scheduled dates last weekend, snow sculptors were in action Jan. 28 & 29 in more favorable weather conditions for working their winter magic.
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Insider’s View: Weekly Blog

Fairy Godmother

I have a beloved fairy godmother at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. My fairy godmother’s stock-in-trade isn’t pumpkins, mice, ball gowns, and glass slippers. Nor does she brandish a glitter- and sparkle-filled wand.
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The Ephemeral Nature of Snow

Wisconsin winters can be unpredictable. Throughout twenty-seven years of coordinating the Woodson Art Museum’s monumental snow sculpture project with the Team USA trio, we’ve experienced capricious weather.
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Conserving and Preserving

In past blog posts I’ve shared stories about various artworks and how they come into the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s collection where the narrative continues. The Museum’s collection also includes a treasure trove of additional materials including artists’ preliminary sketches and correspondence. The Woodson Art Museum is entrusted with the archives of two artists: Don Richard Eckelberry and Owen J. Gromme. The stories revealed in the files are fascinating. Not only is it intriguing to read words on paper, it’s interesting to examine the ways that types of paper and duplicating processes have evolved.
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Tiffany-Inspired Creativity Shines

Visiting school groups, popular studio workshops, programs, and engaging, hands-on activities in Art Park are keeping the Woodson Art Museum bustling and staff and volunteers busy. This winter, about 700 Wausau School District third-grade students are heading to the Woodson Art Museum – come rain, snow, sleet, or slush. Despite the gray skies and damp conditions, the warm, stained-glass glow of the Tiffany Studios lamps and, of course, the energy of 8- and 9-year-olds always perks me up.
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