While the summer months are ticking away, time feels like it’s flying because of all the exciting programs the Woodson Art Museum has to offer.
In all my years of playing baseball, I can safely say that my museum work has never intertwined with my play on the field.
When you work at a museum that’s collection specializes in avian art, you grow a fondness for and knowledge of birds. Though I’ve always had a love for plants, before working at the Woodson Art Museum, I didn’t think that I would have such fun creating a diverse habitat for birds through landscaping in my yard.
This past Monday we were fortunate to celebrate our greeters and docents with a warm welcome at the Glass Box Studio for food, refreshments, and camaraderie. With schedules that might not overlap, volunteers and staff had time to catch up and enjoy each other’s company.
Hello! My name is Gillian Ferguson, and I am excited to start the cross-departmental internship at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum this summer! I moved to Wisconsin from northeast Ohio after graduating from Oberlin College in May.
There is a strange magic to American artist John Sloan’s (1871–1951) painting Cornelia Street. The artwork, recently acquired by the Woodson Art Museum, captures a quintessential New York view, a culmination of the cycle of "city pictures" he had pursued since moving to New York in 1904.
It’s easy for some people to perceive art communities as insular and privileged. In some fine art circles, an artist’s work has enormous value, while a designer’s work receives little recognition. It’s energizing to see the opposite is true at the Woodson Art Museum, where the lines between artist, designer, and maker always seem to be blurred.
On October 5, 2011, I began my journey as a Woodson Art Museum educator. To the Woodson Art Museum, all I can say is thank you for the memories, the friendships, the growth, and the time well spent over the past decade plus.
It was a jam-packed visit which provided memorable opportunities to absorb resources for educational experiences, even if I didn't see the mountains.