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Upcoming Exhibitions

Visit the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum often to experience what’s new on view, hands-on programs for all ages, and opportunities to interact with and learn from visiting artists.

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.

Women Reframe American Landscape

May 4 – August 25, 2024
This exhibition explores the ways in which women have shaped American landscape art. A retrospective of the accomplished American landscape painter Susie Barstow (1836-1923) is presented along with contemporary works that expand and challenge contemporary conceptions of the term “landscape.”

Birds in Art 2024

September 7 – December 1, 2024
Birds inspire us in endless ways through their flight, beauty, and delightful mannerisms. The 49th annual exhibition celebrates avian wonders through fresh interpretations in original paintings, sculptures, and graphics created in the last three years.

Survival of the Fittest

December 7, 2024 – March 2, 2025
Examining topics of conservation, colonialism, Darwinism, and Indigenous perspectives on nature, this exhibition features works by the influential group of late 19th/early 20th century wildlife painters now known as the Big Four: Carl Rungius, Richard Friese, Wilhelm Kuhnert, and Bruno Liljefors.

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