What’s on View This Week
Visit Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 7-8, for the opening weekend of origami exhibitions. Until then, experience Museum collection artwork during this installation week for the upcoming origami exhibitions. Art Park, the Museum’s interactive gallery, remains open while origami themes are being infused into this space, too. Visit Tuesday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm; first Thursday of each month, 9am-7:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, Noon-5pm. Museum closed Mondays & holidays. Always-free admission.
Origami Exhibitions Unfolding December 7
Three origami exhibitions, featuring innovative artwork by contemporary artists who transform two-dimensional paper into striking and soaring three-dimensional sculpture, open Saturday, December 7 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami comprises bold sculpture, large-scale installations, and conceptual artwork by nine international master folders representing a cross section of contemporary origami artists. FaunaFold features origami creatures by artist and physicist Robert J. Lang, renowned for his complex, life-like figures of insects, birds, and beasts and considered one of the world’s leading origami masters. Alchemy Unfolding captures the delicate nature of paper folding in metal. Five sculptures by Santa Fe-based artist Kevin Box – three with collaborators Robert J. Lang and Michael G. LaFosse – capture the fragility of paper and symbolize the design potential inherent in every blank page.
The origami exhibitions open December 7, 2019 and remain on view through March 1, 2020.
Woodson Wanderings: Weekly Blog
The Power of Positive Reviews
‘Tis the season for checking online reviews before making holiday gift purchases, booking lodging, or planning itineraries of must-do activities.
Checking Woodson Art Museum reviews on TripAdvisor and social media makes perfect sense.
“What people say about you is 12.85 times more important in driving your reputation than things that you pay to say about yourself,” writes Colleen Dilenschneider, chief market engagement officer at IMPACTS Research & Development, in her blog designed to provide data for cultural executives. “Which do you trust more?”
Although Colleen’s comments may not be surprising, they are encouraging because of the bounty of stellar comments visitors are posting in the wake of Woodson Art Museum visits.
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