Category Archives: Blog

An Invitation to Create

Posted on September 22, 2021
Next week, sculptor Tom Hill returns to the Woodson Art Museum for a multi-week residency, and he’d like to work with you! Tom invites visitors and community members to create wire birds, which will comprise a large flock, reflecting the impact of creative collaboration.

A Cookie a Day

Posted on September 15, 2021
My blog posts have often focused on my baking habit, or as I refer to it: stress baking. Taking a variety of ingredients and mixing them into cookies, bars, bread, whatever, has been a source of comfort my entire life.

Bird Power

Posted on September 08, 2021
My thoughts these days focus on positives, despite the pandemic’s continued unknowns. At the top of my list is the power of birds. Just hours away from the start of previews of the 2021 Birds in Art exhibition, I can’t help but marvel at not only the Woodson Art Museum’s fortitude, but also the exhibition’s endurance . . . forty-six years strong.

A Whirlwind Link Voyage

Posted on September 01, 2021
Take a link-clicking trip to experience just a fraction of discoveries made during the 2021 Birds in Art catalogue production process.

Welcoming Rachel Up North

Posted on August 25, 2021
Somehow, I feel like this vintage t-shirt found me and predicted my next move in life (literally).

Sounds of Summer

Posted on August 18, 2021
As during the last nine years, a good chunk of my August calendar is dedicated to audio. Work on the Woodson Art Museum’s audio tour app content is a seasonal commitment to highlight each changing exhibition throughout the year, and the stakes are highest for Birds in Art.

A Masterful Rooftop Wrap Up

Posted on August 11, 2021
With every sunset, a sunrise is around the corner.

Quilts & Conversation

Posted on August 04, 2021
When thinking of quilts, what family stories are woven into your memories? Like a quilt, Handstitched Worlds: The Cartography of Quilts, on view through Sunday, August 29, features layers of meaning stitched together with many ideas to explore. Visiting the Woodson Art Museum with friends or family can spark conversation and storytelling all wrapped up in quilts.

A Few of My Favorite Things

Posted on July 28, 2021
I’ve been asked hundreds of times what my favorite artwork is in the Woodson Art Museum collection. My answer always centered on a question: do you have a favorite child? What I do have are memories, including my first impressions of a work and the stories I conceive in my mind while standing before a work; I’ve always had a great imagination. Many factors influence my opinion of each artwork.

Jane’s Journeys

Posted on July 21, 2021
Over a stellar forty-three-year Woodson Art Museum career, Jane Weinke has traveled far and wide, happily returning to Wausau, the community she has always called home. Jane will retire in October, leaving an extraordinary legacy. The growth and quality of the Museum’s collection is a tribute to Jane’s professionalism, diligence, and commitment to our vision to set the standard for art of the avian world.