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Past Exhibitions

A Civic Wilderness

January 27 – June 16, 2024
Explore the profound relationship between nature and the city through the lens of art, revealing how artists have captured, reimagined, and celebrated this dynamic interplay.

Student Art Exhibition 2024

March 2 – March 31, 2024
Celebrate Youth Art Month and the creative efforts of central and north central Wisconsin students in grades 9-12 via the 47th annual Student Art Exhibition. Each March, the nation promotes art education by focusing on student work. This exhibition is open to submissions from art educators teaching in public, parochial, and home schools in central and north central Wisconsin.

Portfolios 2024

April 6 – May 19, 2024
Wausau East High School International Baccalaureate (IB) art students collaborate with Advanced Placement (AP) art students from Wausau West to present highlights from their respective art portfolios, the result of rigorous program curricula.

From Concept to Canvas

December 9, 2023 – June 2, 2024
With artworks displayed next to their archival studies, discover how artists channel their observations into their work, continuously tweaking ideas as they move from sketch to canvas to arrive at a final composition. Join us in exploring the inner workings of the artistic mind and experience the magic of art’s evolution.

Soñadora: Yuyi Morales

December 2, 2023 – February 25, 2024
Soñadora: Yuyi Morales features 60 mixed-media artworks from award-winning children’s book illustrator and author Yuyi Morales. Her stories are inspired by her Mexican heritage and give powerful insights from an immigrant’s perspective.

Heidi Parkes: Reuse, Reflection, and Storytelling in Cloth

June 10 – August 27, 2023
Using cloth as her canvas, Wisconsin artist Heidi Parkes ‘paints’ with scraps of fabric and thread in her improvisational quilts. Her fiber artworks incorporate heirloom textiles that elicit memories, reflect on domesticity, and tell stories of shared experience. Using hand quilting techniques such as appliqué, layering, knot tying, and embroidery, this slow, tactile construction process imbues the quilt with a record of time and place. This exhibition organized by the Woodson Art Museum showcases more than a dozen large-scale quilts sure to delight the senses. Heidi will be visiting the Museum for Residency July 18 – July 23. Check our Guest Artist page for programming details.

Reclaimed: The Art of Recology

June 10 – August 27, 2023
From tapestries made from used ties, shirts, and other fabrics to sculptural vases crafted from Ethernet and coaxial cables, this eclectic exhibition features artwork created from unwanted materials, casting “trash” into a new light. Recology, San Francisco’s 47-acre Recycling and Transfer Center, has hosted an Artist in Residence program since 1990. Operating with the belief that art plays a unique role in educating and inspiring the public, Recology offers artists an opportunity to make artwork from discarded materials. Armed with safety gear and a shopping cart, artists scavenge in the Public Reuse and Recycling Area to reclaim discarded waste as reimagined art objects.

The Real Decoy

September 9 – February 25, 2024
This exhibition not only celebrates the artistry of duck decoys but also honors the cultural significance they hold for hunting communities worldwide, while offering insight into the various decoy styles and regional variations, reflecting the diverse landscapes and traditions of their creators.

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