Between the Lines

Posted on July 12, 2023
In all my years of playing baseball, I can safely say that my museum work has never intertwined with my play on the field.

Habitats That Feed in More Ways Than Just One

Posted on July 05, 2023
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.

Three Cheers to Volunteers

Posted on June 28, 2023
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.

Meet Gillian, the New Summer Intern!

Posted on June 21, 2023
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.

John Sloan’s New York

Posted on June 14, 2023
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.

Art is for Everyone

Posted on June 07, 2023
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.

Thank You

Posted on May 31, 2023
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.

Everything But the Mountains

Posted on May 24, 2023
It was a jam-packed visit which provided memorable opportunities to absorb resources for educational experiences, even if I didn't see the mountains.

The grass really is greener on the other side

Posted on May 17, 2023
In my experience, there’s nobody who takes better care of a lawn than a retired educator / sports coach.

“Record” Management

Posted on May 10, 2023
Jurying nearly 1,200 artworks is not an easy task; it is even harder choosing the 89 artworks that will be exhibited this September, but the jurors lent their expertise in selecting wonderful contemporary artworks displaying the best of avian art.