Cool February Views

By: Amy Beck, marketing and communications manager on February 16th, 2022

During a month filled with relevant celebrations, it seems fitting to highlight the power of images to spark interest far and wide.

February – filled with celebrating children’s authors and illustrators, black history, and valentines – began with warm fuzzies for a cool creation.

The 2022 snow sculpture, an open book featuring scenes on view in the exhibition What Would You Do? The Art of Christian Robinson, prompted kudos from the artist in sunny California. In an Instagram story on February 1, Christian Robinson posted: “Last Stop on Market Street Snow Sculpture!!! @woodsonart
It’s on display at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, WI, where there is also an exhibition of my work.”

Christian Robinson’s Instagram account, @theartoffun, has amazing, engaging content and 123,000 followers. Within two days, the Metro Theater Company in St. Louis, Missouri, chimed in, writing in an Instagram post:
“Looking for some snow day inspiration? We love this Last Stop on Market Street snow sculpture from the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum of Wausau.” The Metro Theater Company, which is presenting a musical stage adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning picture book Last Stop on Market Street, added: “Take a virtual look at the museum’s beautiful exhibition of Last Stop on Market Street artist Christian Robinson’s work.”

The Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis reacted by posting a comment: “So this is the coolest thing we’ve ever seen.”

What a treat to share others’ appreciative words. I sing the Woodson Art Museum’s praises continually, so I love others joining the chorus.

Because I can’t resist, here’s another gem – a recent Google review I’ll share in the spirit of and afterglow of Valentine’s Day.

“What a beautiful museum and community space. The exhibitions here are displayed with care in a bright and open area with a good flow, allowing visitors to spend time looking and understanding each piece. There are sculptures outside along with a garden walk surrounding the museum, and indoors multiple levels of exhibitions and a playful art space for children. Plan more time than you think you’ll need! This is a Wausau gem.”

Visit soon and often while the art of Christian Robinson, American Woodblock Prints, and Making the Cut: Relief Prints from the Woodson Art Museum’s Collection remain on view through Sunday, February 27.

What artwork inspires you? Share your images and enthusiasm for the Museum far and wide, encouraging others to visit often, always admission free, to experience cool things to see and do.

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