Woodson Art Museum Recognized as Finalist for 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library ServiceThe Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced that for the second consecutive year, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, is a National Medal finalist for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. As a 2017 National Medal finalist, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is one of three art museums among the 15 museums and 15 libraries named National Medal finalists by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency supporting the nation’s 123,000 libraries and approximately 35,000 museums. The public is encouraged to share stories of the Woodson Art Museum’s excellence on the US_IMLS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/USIMLS on Monday, April 3. More
Wisconsin Sculptor Don Rambadt Named Woodson Art Museum 2017 Master ArtistThe 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.
Escher Exhibition on View, Intrigues with Surreal Appeal
An exhibition from Athens, Greece, featuring iconic works by Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972), M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion, opened Saturday, March 4, at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and is one of the most comprehensive Escher retrospectives offered in the United States. During an opening-day gallery talk, Wisconsin artist Robin Lauersdorf, long inspired by Escher’s work, will present “Illustrating Illusion à la Escher,” on Saturday, March 4, 1-2 pm.
Wonders Await in 2017 at Woodson Art Museum
The internationally renowned Birds in Art exhibition in the fall, art of the natural world year-round, and changing exhibitions as varied as M.C. Escher, Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, and Wild Fabrications will be featured during 2017 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, always admission free.