The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is committed to serving the diverse needs of its audience and ensuring that each Museum visit is barrier-free.
The Museum’s campus and facilities are fully accessible to all individuals with mobility issues. Curbside van parking is available in the Museum’s lot nearest the main entrance; elevators, ramps, and automatic doors assure full access to gallery spaces.
Wheelchairs and strollers are available to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis near the Museum’s main entrance.
Museum educators are happy to work with teachers, groups, and individuals to accommodate any specific requests and to create custom visits for specific-needs visitors. To connect with an educator and plan a visit, call the Museum at 715.845.7010.
Art Beyond Sight
Since 2006, the Woodson Art Museum has offered public programs for community members with low-vision and blindness. Art Beyond Sight (ABS) programs are led by Museum educators and guest presenters and include a multisensory guided experience of exhibitions followed by hands-on art making in the Museum’s classroom. Artists in residence, regional experts, and Museum staff collaborate to produce ABS programs that educate, engage, and empower visitors with vision impairment. Sensory gallery tours include a variety of tools used to enhance a participant’s understanding and appreciation of works on view including raised-line drawings, verbal descriptions, sound effects, aromas, taste, and tactile aids. ABS programs are free and are offered during each temporary exhibition. For details and to register for an upcoming program, see the events calendar.
Individuals with early- to mid-stage memory loss are invited to participate with a friend, family member, or care partner in engaging art experiences. Artworks on view spark conversation among participants, and each program includes a creative, art-making activity. Family & friends register for monthly programs; long-term-care facilities may schedule customized visits for their residents. Call 715.845.7010 to register for this program.
Stories & Signing
Each month, Toddler Tuesday program storytellers are joined by sign-language interpreters.