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.
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.
On view September 4, 2018 through August 11, 2019
Regal Bearing applies the tenets of portraiture to more than sixty artworks from the Museum’s collection. As with human portraits, the artists represented captured the essence of their subjects using a variety of formats, including a focus on single birds without backgrounds as well as the inclusion of habitat or attributes that help to characterize a species or place it in context.
Visit the Art Museum this summer to see The World According to Federico Uribe, and I invite you to further explore the immersive galleries and creative spirit of the artist by viewing the exhibition’s audio tour app videos. I hope you enjoy experiencing Federico Uribe’s artwork, both in the galleries and online, where beautiful summer getaways await you, too.
The World According to Federico Uribe, this summer’s immersive installation of colorful, assembled-object sculptures, offers appealing options that beckon like a shimmering spot to swim. This summer, bring friends and family often to the Woodson Art Museum – always admission free – to plunge in, creating deep reservoirs of new memories, overflowing with joy.
With this headline, I’m quite certain I have your attention. Who doesn’t love all three?! Indulge your curiosity and senses June 2 through August 26 with a visit to the Woodson Art Museum, always admission free, and join in a gallery walk with Federico on Saturday, June 2, at 1:00 p.m.; he might have something to say about babies and puppies, too.
While the site-specific exhibition The World According to Federico Uribe is being installed, some galleries will be closed until Saturday, June 2. During the transition days this week, visitors can experience artwork from the Museum’s collection, on view in the Museum’s south galleries, the decorative arts room, and in the sculpture garden. Join artist Federico Uribe as he leads an opening-day gallery walk on Saturday, June 2, 1-2 pm, amongst his vibrant, inventive sculptures on view this summer. Visit Tuesday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm; first Thursdays each month, 9 am-7:30pm; Saturday & Sunday, Noon-5pm. Always FREE admission.
This summer’s immersive installation of colorful, assembled-object sculptures by Miami-based artist Federico Uribe opened June 2 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. For his site-specific installation, The World According to Federico Uribe, on view at the Museum through August 26, Uribe created a large-scale, walk-in environment – thought-provoking, yet brimming with whimsy and joy.
Drawing inspiration from Federico Uribe, explore and create sculpture from everyday objects for engaging fun in the Museum’s interactive family gallery, temporarily relocated to the west gallery this summer during Art Park renovations. Discover a transformed Art Park in September! In the meantime, explore Site-specific Art Park adjacent to galleries that feature this summer’s site-specific exhibition The World According to Federico Uribe, on view June 2 through August 26.
After five months, four interviews, three rounds of negotiations, two plane trips, and one incredible job offer, I decided to stay at the Woodson Art Museum.