Making Visual Connections

Posted on November 30, 2022
Whether in Wausau or Philadelphia, enjoy these image pairings as a "sneak peek" into the visual connections I saw between French artist Henri Matisse and Wisconsin artist Ruth Grotenrath!

A Residency Success with a Familiar Face

Posted on November 23, 2022
During his residency, Sean Russell worked with students, offered a Guest Artist Talk, and a two-day Mixed-Media Workshop, which exceeded the expectations of the twenty delighted participants.

Projects That Bring Us Together

Posted on November 16, 2022
I’ve always enjoyed chances to collaborate. Throughout my days at the Woodson Art Museum, I get opportunities to work on projects and tasks with each of my co-workers.

New Docents Join the Ranks

Posted on November 09, 2022
This August, in between Birds in Art preparations and programming, the Woodson Art Museum staff offered new-docent training classes for a group of six community members. These enthusiastic and insightful future docents comprise two former physicians, an artist, a lawyer, a designer and amateur botanist, and a retired salesman who served as the Museum’s former fire extinguisher training instructor.

Dressing the Part

Posted on November 02, 2022
Although it might sound strange to some, my wife and I generally accept our kids’ wishes to dress up as people they admire for Halloween

“All the News That’s Fit to Print”

Posted on October 26, 2022
Big news today . . . for me and for the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. After more than two decades at the helm, I will retire on December 31, 2022; Assistant Director Matt Foss will assume the directorship on January 1.

Birds in Art: What We Are Hearing

Posted on October 19, 2022
Now, into the sixth week of this edition of Birds in Art, the timing feels right to share excerpts from notes, letters, and emails received by the staff.

Leonora Carrington’s Celtic Garden

Posted on October 12, 2022
Artist Leonora Carrington’s enduring interest in myth created a unique approach to the frequently seen Surrealist subjects of things like dreams, visions, and the shamanistic presence of animals within them. Recently acquired by the Woodson Art Museum, Carrington’s The Saints of Hampstead Heath, 1997, showcases these tendencies.

Experiencing Art with a Range of Audiences

Posted on October 05, 2022
In my role, I am fortunate to have art-related experiences and discussions with a variety of audiences, both in the gallery and off-campus.

A Dreamy Wedding Day

Posted on September 28, 2022
On Saturday, Scott and I married in front of our families, friends, and my Woodson Art Museum coworkers.