Mr. Audubon: Alive and Well

By: deanna on September 22nd, 2008

Today kicks off the first day of a weeklong residency featuring character actor Brian Ellis as John James Audubon. During this week, Mr. Audubon will interact with over 475 students during school tours, many visitors for evening programs, and even more families on Saturday at OctoBIRDfest (Wausau’s biggest and birdiest family festival).

I believe these sorts of experiences are so important for visitors of all ages, especially young ones. (I can still remember how upset I was in the fourth grade when the flu kept me home on the day Laura Ingalls Wilder was visiting my classroom.)

Why are these experiences so important?

They animate something inanimate. What are some of the experiences that have brought art to life for you?

If you’d like to see Mr. Audubon at work in the galleries, call the Museum at 715-845-7010 for times or check out our website at for the week’s schedule.

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