BEYOND MEASURE: the art of scale

June 15, 2024 – January 26, 2025

Over the summer, BEYOND MEASURE: the art of scale will consist of two exhibitions from the Museum’s collection exhibited across two galleries. Large-scale paintings often overtake the space — they become sensorial sites of immersion. Conversely, small-scale paintings beckon you in and ask you to spend time looking closely. Together, the exhibitions emphasize the play in scale between the macro and the micro and explore how size matters. Visit both exhibitions and compare how scale — an often overlooked but vitally important artwork feature — affects our experience.

June 15 – August 25, 2024


Push the boundaries of scale and immerse yourself in the grandeur of oversized paintings and sculptures. THINK BIG showcases the commanding presence and unparalleled impact of artworks that dominate the space with their sheer magnitude. Marvel at the scale and intricate details of these larger-than-life creations, which invite you to explore every angle and perspective of the artwork and lose yourself in the sweeping vistas and brushwork of these expansive canvases.

June 29, 2024 – January 26, 2025

think small

Step into a world of meticulous detail and captivating intimacy in think small. This exhibition invites you to delve into the mesmerizing realm of diminutive paintings and sculptures, where grand narratives unfold within the confines of compact dimensions. From intricately painted canvases to exquisitely crafted sculptures, viewers will encounter diverse artworks that defy conventional expectations of scale, demonstrating how even the most miniature canvas or sculpture can command attention and evoke profound emotions.

Through this exploration of small-scale art, visitors will gain a newfound appreciation for the power of restraint and the beauty that can be found in the minutiae of everyday life.

Thanks to the members, donors, grantors, and sponsors who support exhibitions and programs.
Exhibitions and programs are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Marketing is supported in part by City of Wausau Room Tax funds.

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