Category Archives: Blog

Signs of Summer

Posted on June 12, 2024
On Monday, we all took time out of our busy schedules to pause, celebrate, and thank the hard work of our beloved Museum volunteers during gatherings in the Sculpture Garden and on the rooftop at the Velveteen Plum.

Shining Bright: Glass in New Lights

Posted on June 05, 2024
Woodson Art Museum staff make their way to the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum in Neenah to see Molten: 30 Years of American Glass, which debuted at the Woodson Art Museum in spring 2022, and will be on view at the Bergstrom-Mahler from May 31 – August 11. The exhibition features fifty plus artworks from the Woodson’s permanent collection.

The Charm City

Posted on May 29, 2024
As Bryce, Holly, and I settle back into our offices and catch up on what we missed while we are gone, we will remember the days we spent in “The Charm City” with fondness.

Lifelong Learners

Posted on May 22, 2024
In the past 30 years, I myself have endured and enjoyed many of my own personal docent trainings. My mother always helped my younger sister and I understand the importance of hearing history form others and making note of it. As fellow educator Rachel Hausmann-Schall and I took on the summer docent training, I took time to hear stories of docent classes past from some of our most tenured participants.

A Perfect Pairing

Posted on May 15, 2024
The Museum recently invited the Wausau Lyric choir to perform at our members opening event for "Women Reframe American Landscape." Being able to bring people together to shine light on female artists of all types – both in the community and beyond – made the night extra special for Museum staff and choir members alike.

Nama-Stay for the Art

Posted on May 08, 2024
On the first Thursday of each month, the Museum offers extended hours for visitors to get the chance to explore the galleries and grounds. First Thursdays in the summer are even more special because they include Sculpture Garden Yoga, a beginner-friendly class taught by instructors from 5 Koshas Yoga and Wellness. I began participating in these classes last summer. Who doesn’t like a little after-work zen?  

Taking a Dot for a Walk

Posted on May 01, 2024
Every drawing begins with a line. Formal qualities are what build any piece of art, and it’s good to take notice of that.

Birds of a Feather . . .

Posted on April 24, 2024
For those just arriving, or waiting to depart at CWA, the sculpture, now called Flock Together, is a sight to behold.

Five-Star Travel

Posted on April 17, 2024
Two weeks ago, we visited Kohler and Sheboygan with a group of museum travelers for three days of arts, industry, and luxurious accommodations which left us looking forward to the next Woodson adventure.

First Impressions

Posted on April 10, 2024
April 15, 1874. In the recently vacated gallery space of the French photographer Nadar at 35 Boulevard des Capucines 30 artists hung 165 artworks on the gallery’s walls. This new exhibition, organized by the Société Anonyme Coopérative des Artists Peintres, Sculpteurs, Graveurs — or Cooperative and Anonymous Association of Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers, was the first Impressionist exhibition. The effects of April 15, 1874 — now nearing its 150th anniversary — can be felt here in Wausau, April 10, 2024.