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Woodson Wanderings

The Power of Art Museum Visits

Posted on October 17, 2018

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.


Returning to Places that Resonate

Posted on October 10, 2018

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.


Baltimore Bound

Posted on October 03, 2018

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.


Momentous Moments

Posted on September 26, 2018

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 Migration Musings

Posted on September 19, 2018

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.


It’s a Family Affair

Posted on September 12, 2018

“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.


Artists Echo in My Office

Posted on September 05, 2018

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.


Let There Be “Light”

Posted on August 29, 2018

As I write this, Art Park is completely transformed. If you were a fan of the Art Park of yore, don’t fret.


Leaving Cairns & Comments

Posted on August 22, 2018

Read TripAdvisor reviews & visitors’ effusive comments, telling others to seize & savor a last look at The World According to Federico Uribe, on view through Sun., Aug. 26. Experience a delightful menagerie made from everyday objects. Visit the Woodson Art Museum – always admission free – today-Friday, 9 am-4 pm; Saturday & Sunday, Noon-5pm. See what others are saying via this week’s blog post.


Fall Forward

Posted on August 15, 2018

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.