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Past Exhibitions

Pulled, Pressed, and Screened: Important American Prints

June 21 – August 10, 2014
*Exhibition dates vary due to gallery lighting upgrades.
American printmaking changed profoundly from the black-and-white lithographs of the urban realists and experimental intaglios of the 1940s and 1950s, to Pop Art screenprints and super realism of the 1960s and 1970s. Surveying five decades of printmaking, this exhibition drawn from the Syracuse University Art Collection includes work by Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Jasper Johns, and Richard Estes.

Dorothy Doughty: Royal Worcester Porcelains

The newly renovated Decorative Arts Gallery features eight pairs from Doughty’s American Bird Series, all birds seen in Wisconsin.

ReDress: Upcycled Style by Nancy Judd

April 12 – June 15, 2014

Artist and environmental educator Nancy Judd creates couture fashion from rubbish, lacing each garment with conservation consciousness. Glamorous, shimmering evening gowns, appearing as fine couture and refined garments, are made from crushed glass and salvaged upholstery fabric.

Salvage & Selvage: Artwork by the Fiber Artists Coalition

April 12 – June 15, 2014

Diverse, unexpected objects incorporated into colorful textiles offer surprises that delight. Artworks created from recycled commercial fabrics incorporate a chopstick, dryer sheets, plastic deer fencing, poker chips, drywall tape, and candy wrappers.

Nature Composed: The Insect Artistry of Jennifer Angus

April 12 – June 15, 2014

Elaborate patterns of meticulously pinned insects comprise a site-specific installation at the Museum. This artwork created by UW-Madison professor and artist Jennifer Angus suggests Victorian designs and textiles and highlight environmental issues such as rainforest deforestation and habitat loss.

Student Art Exhibition

March 1 – 30, 2014

Colorful and imaginative artwork of ninety-three north central Wisconsin students in grades 9-12 are on view in the 37th annual Student Art Exhibition through March 30 at the Woodson Art Museum. Each March, the nation promotes art education by focusing on student work.

Murrill Menagerie

Take a walk on the wild side at the Woodson Art Museum!
Six large-scale bronzes created by Los Angeles-based sculptor Gwynn Murrill are integrated temporarily into the landscape of the Margaret Woodson Fisher Sculpture Garden.

Natural Wonders: Commemorating Twenty Years

Twenty years ago, a group of artists envisioned a plan to honor Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum founders John and Alice Woodson Forester for their unwavering commitment to artists. More than 150 artists offered gifts of small-scale paintings, works on paper, and sculpture. The exhibition and publication Natural Wonders live on in tribute. Natural Wonders: Commemorating Twenty Years features a selection of sixty works from the larger collection.

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