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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.