I liked school. I anticipated August as it signaled new notebooks, folders, and a few clothes for the September kickoff of the newest school year.
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.
Check out Living Willow Dreams in the sculpture garden now and throughout the months ahead to watch its seasonal changes.
What do art museum directors do when they are away from the office for a few days? They visit art museums, of course. With the 2018 Birds in Art catalogue at the printer and with The World According to Federico Uribe drawing huge numbers of visitors daily, the timing was just right for a mid-summer long weekend.
The World According to Federico Uribe is a colorful, creative exhibition into which more than 12,000 Woodson Art Museum visitors, thus far, have happily escaped to this summer. Two summer programs have made me especially aware of the infectious and inspiring quality of Uribe’s artwork – Summer Art Sessions and a visit with first-year students from the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Central Wisconsin campus.
This summer’s exhibition, The World According to Federico Uribe, is generating jaw-dropping amazement and over-the-moon excitement from visitors who keep coming back for more.
As promised in my June 20 Woodson Wanderings blog post, here’s a sneak peek at another upcoming exhibition from the Woodson Art Museum’s inspiring collection.
As I consider the Fourth of July, images of fireworks, sunshine, barbecued chicken, buttery cobs of corn, and strawberries fill my thoughts – with a soundtrack of laughter and children’s delight-filled shrieks.
This week visiting artist and landscape architect Bonnie Gale and her assistant, Jonna Evans, began working on a willow sculpture in the Woodson Art Museum’s Margaret Woodson Fischer Sculpture Garden. The seven-foot-tall domed structure uses ten-foot-long willow rods harvested in New York and transported to Wausau.
Visit the Woodson Art Museum – always admission free – with friends & family before and after the July 4 holiday.
Tuesday, July 3, 9 am – 4 pm
Wednesday, July 4, closed – Have a happy holiday!
Thursday, July 5, 9 am – 7:30 pm
Friday, July 6, 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday, July 7 & 8, Noon-5 pm
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s collection is amazing. With more than 14,000 works available for exhibitions, the combinations and themes are endless. A frequent question, “do you have a favorite?” still takes me aback. I’ll admit some works appeal to me more than others, but mostly I find something intriguing in each artwork.