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Caring for Our Visitors and the Museum

Altered Plans & Covid-19 Precautions
• Although exhibitions are on view, summer programs were suspended; fall programming is curtailed, too.

• Canceled: Saturday, September 12, Programs
There will be no Master Artist Talk and no Artists in Action on Birds in Art opening day, September 12.

• Extended Birds in Art opening weekend hours
Saturday, September 12, 9am-5pm
Sunday, September 13, 10am-5pm
Please note: Waiting to enter the Museum may be necessary. Capacity monitoring is for everyone’s safety.

• If possible, consider weekday and Thursday evening visits during Birds in Art, on view through Sunday, November 29.

• Before visiting, please check for any updates.
Planning to Visit? Terrific! Read about precautions to help slow the spread of Covid-19, be considerate of others, and keep all safe.

Birds in Art 2020 to Soar in September at Woodson Art Museum

Artwork from 114 artists from throughout the world will be included in the 45th annual “Birds in Art” exhibition, opening Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. This year, 510 artists submitted 830 artworks for consideration by the three-person jury.

The exhibition includes artwork by the Museum’s 2020 Master Artist Timothy David Mayhew, 22 who were named Master Artists during previous “Birds in Art” exhibitions, and 91 artists whose work was selected by the jury. “Birds in Art,” which presents original paintings, sculptures, and graphics created within the last three years by worldwide artists, once again celebrates avian marvels through fresh artistic interpretations.

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Salute to Shari

Organizations, especially relatively small ones like the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum that engender long tenures among staff, are a lot like families . . . and close-knit ones, at that. We don’t just work together, we get to know one another and we care deeply about one another.
It’s bittersweet, therefore, to share the news of administrative manager Shari Schroeder’s retirement at the end of September. While I am thrilled for Shari and her family – and know that Woodson Wanderings readers will be, too – I am experiencing more than a twinge of blueness when I think about the Woodson Art Museum without her. Shari represents a key piece of the puzzle that makes the Museum staff not only a productive whole, but also relevant in a multi-faceted and connected way.

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What Our Visitors Say

Thought this was the best "Birds in Art" ever. We think that every year, because they manage to curate amazing shows every year. Art is for the masses; it feeds a part of the heart, mind, and soul that cannot be fed in any other way.

Facebook, 2019

Must Visit – We love this museum! It has something for everyone. Kid friendly and really neat stuff outside too. Changes often so you rarely see the same things twice.

TripAdvisor, 2019

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