It’s the laugh that I miss.
Joe had a marvelous baritone laugh. It wasn’t belly-splitting or loud or protracted. It was warm and inviting . . . the kind of laugh that interrupted your thoughts and made you look at his face, with the gentle eyes and amiable smile.More
Being the Woodson Art Museum’s resident expert – and I use that term loosely – on all things birds, I recently took on an Art 101 program designed as an indoor birding expedition among paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings in the south galleries.More
Sweden was fabulous. From the welcoming people and the oh-so-Wisconsin-like landscape to the satisfying cuisine and gracious hospitality of our artist-friends, our filled-to-the-brim days exceeded expectations.More
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) sits on a dramatic plateau amid the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder. The stone-colored cluster of buildings is reminiscent of the landscape, and while walking the path to the entrance, the sensation is that of approaching a mountain’s base.More
During the finals days of M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion, the Woodson Art Museum continues to receive gratifying messages from those eagerly planning trips to visit and their impressions after experiencing Escher’s mind-bending artwork.
Projected attendance during the three-month Escher exhibition – on view March 4 through May 28 – was expected to be about 10,000. With just days remaining, the actual total-attendance tally exceeds 15,000.More
May is hustle-bustling along, as it does each year. The glorious angle of the sun’s rays produces light and once again, warmth . . . igniting a burst of busyness. Those who live in northern climes truly appreciate the enterprise awakened with the daffodils and by the robin’s song.More
With spring comes hope. Hope for warmer weather, a new growing season, and time to get outside to enjoy nature. Spring also brings the return of migratory birds that fled to warmer climates last fall.More
On Thursday, April 20, twenty-five medical students – members of the inaugural class of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Central Wisconsin Campus – visited the Woodson Art Museum with MCW faculty. For several hours that afternoon, students worked with Museum educators to familiarize themselves with the Art Museum, exercise their visual literacy and communication skills, and unwind via hands-on art making.More
Students’ illustrated thank-you notes and visitors’ thoughtful reflections offer opportunities to take joy from others’ observations about the wonders that occur here. Like backyard bird watching, we hope you’ll enjoy these comments as a “window” on the Woodson Art Museum world and make visits here a part of yours, soon and often, throughout this spring and beyond.More