Kris Parins’ early October artist residency exemplified the ways in which art museum visits engage and inspire students. A recent national study on the impact a single art museum visit has on students demonstrates the power and potential of in-gallery art experiences.
Wander with Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum staff weekly as we muse, inform, riff, and offer observations on day-to-day happenings at Franklin and 12th Street.
California-based artist and science illustrator Jane Kim will complete a mural at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and lead artist residency programs, November 9-18, during the Museum’s annual flagship “Birds in Art” exhibition. During Kim’s “Mural, Mural on the Wall” project, visitors will observe her at work in the Museum as she finishes a commissioned painting illustrating how bird feathers get their color. During her residency, Kim also will lead a “Birds in Art” gallery walk, a full-day scientific illustration workshop for teens and adults, and an evening presentation about her work and artistic process.
After an anniversary get-away to Door County, I’m reflecting on the powerful pull of place, what resonates, and why we return. Read recent TripAdvisor reviews for plenty of reasons to visit the Woodson Art Museum soon – always admission free. Discover what sparks your imagination and interest in migrating to the Museum, returning throughout this fall and many seasons to come.
Woodson Art Museum members are on the road again – this time, bound for Baltimore and beyond. When traveling with the Woodson Art Museum, participants don’t worry about the details; they just enjoy the benefits of an all-inclusive experience.
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is offering a three-day, art-filled trip to Minneapolis and St. Paul, November 14-16, 2018, guided by Andrew McGivern, curator of exhibitions. For itinerary and sign-up details about this trip featuring museum visits and an evening at the Guthrie Theater, check this link to information about the Museum’s Twin Cities trip.
A guaranteed way to increase my blood pressure and heart rate is to ask me to take a moment to be in the moment. Be mindful. Clear the mind of clutter and focus on sensory stimuli. Concentrate on breath.
Fall tends to be a bittersweet time for birdwatchers. Sadly, many summer avian visitors are moving out of the area, heading south for the winter. Yet, on the bright side, autumn does feature new Woodson Art Museum avian-themed exhibitions.
“Family” is a Birds in Art opening weekend touchstone.
This observation is more accurately a statement of fact.
From the seventy artists who traveled from around the world, to opening-day visitors, many of whom traveled equally great distances, the spirit that envelopes both returning and first-time artists, guests, and visitors is akin to a family reunion.
September 8 – November 25, 2018
Birds enthrall us with their stunning plumage, amusing antics, and lilting song. Avian art inspires in endlessly novel ways, too, evoking the freedom of flight and the fragility of their earthbound existence. Artists from throughout the world push themselves to new heights, striving to be selected for the internationally renowned Birds in Art exhibition. The 43rd annual exhibition celebrates avian marvels through new interpretations – in an array of mediums, including oil, watercolor, the graphic arts, bronze, stone, and others – created within the last three years. Artwork for the Birds in Art exhibition is selected each year in May.
Woodson Art Museum staff members are working tirelessly preparing for the Birds in Art opening weekend – from gallery and Art Park installations to program preparations and event logistics – our to-do lists are long, but thankfully, our energy levels are high. One of my favorite exhibition preparations is editing videos for the Museum’s audio tour app.