Farm to Table

June 11 – August 28, 2022

Farm to Table considers the farm as a site of production, both artistic and agricultural. It features artworks from the Woodson Art Museum collection that showcase the barnyard as a site of orderly nature, fenced in first by the farmer and second by the artist’s frame.

Farm to Table artworks span from 1878 to 2017; the earliest are rooted in the Impressionist movement, which began in France in the 1870s. The Impressionists found inspiration in many modern sites: the city, the train yard, the urban park. Yet, the farmyard and field remained two of their most-visited locations. This dual interest – in the rural ad the urban – highlights the modern paradox between farm and city. Often invisible, the labor of the farm makes life in the city possible, and the subjects of artistic study become the centerpieces at our tables.

Exhibition Highlights
This video, created thanks to Museum member Jeff Eaton, highlights the Farm to Table exhibition: https://youtu.be/U-kIst-b7GU

To see artwork images online, check this PDF.

An oil painting depicts a young child in a blue tunic standing in a doorway of a stone building and looking out at three geese standing by a step in the foreground.
An oil painting of a farm scene features six chickens in the foreground near a large, round haystack where a ladder is leaning and a man is working. Trees, a wooden fence, and white building with green shutters is in the background..
About 15 visitors stand in small groups while viewing artwork on Woodson Art Museum gallery walls.
An oil painting depicts a young child in a blue tunic standing in a doorway of a stone building and looking out at three geese standing by a step in the foreground.
Theodore Robinson, Child with Geese, 1886, oil on canvas
Alexander Pope, Jr., First Prize, ca. 1890, oil on canvas
An oil painting of a farm scene features six chickens in the foreground near a large, round haystack where a ladder is leaning and a man is working. Trees, a wooden fence, and white building with green shutters is in the background..
Childe Hassam, The Haystack, 1885, oil on canvas
About 15 visitors stand in small groups while viewing artwork on Woodson Art Museum gallery walls.

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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