On the Level: My Last Blog

By: Andrew McGivern, curator of exhibitions on December 19th, 2018

After nearly four decades, I’ve decided to hang up my hammer and level, set aside my tape measure, and experience this thing called retirement.

I’m proud of what we have accomplished during my tenure and I’m happy to let others carry the Woodson Art Museum banner into the future.

My experiences here have been very rewarding, filled with opportunities to work with amazing colleagues to develop exhibitions and programs that would make our founding families, Board members, and the community pleased and proud.

Over the years, I’ve had many occasions to interact with a wonderful group of diverse artists, art historians, collectors, gallery owners and managers, and visitors. These interactions have given me insights I may never have known without my Woodson Art Museum career.

During my tenure, I’ve watched the Museum grow as new additions were added, the grounds reworked, and a sculpture garden installed. It’s been fun to see our public programs take off and really blossom over the years. I have many treasured Woodson Art Museum memories and I am pleased to have shared so many experiences with so many fine people.

I am proud to have been part of the team that helped build Wausau’s cultural treasure, a beacon for the visual arts in North Central Wisconsin. I look forward to watching the Museum continue to thrive and grow in the coming years.

It’s been a pleasure and an honor.

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