An exhibition featuring innovative and bold sculptural forms by contemporary Japanese ceramists opens on Saturday, June 3, at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. Nature, Tradition & Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics evokes visual associations with the natural world via artwork by ceramists who helped redefine an ancient and revered art form.More
The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced that the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, is a National Medal winner, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community.
As a 2017 National Medal winner, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is one of only two art museums among the five museums and five libraries named National Medal winners by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency supporting the nation’s approximately 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums, all of which are eligible for the award.More
On Monday, April 3, the Woodson Art Museum will be featured on the USIMLS Facebook page where the IMLS encourages all to share stories about the Museum’s impact. What does it means to you? What inspires you? Post comments & photos on the www.facebook.com/USIMLS Facebook page on Monday, April 3.
For the second consecutive year, the Woodson Art Museum is a National Medal finalist and is one of only three art museums in the nation to receive this 2017 finalist recognition by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency supporting about 35,000 museums.
Rambadt, the Woodson’s 36th Master Artist, will receive the Master Wildlife Artist Medal during the “Birds in Art” opening, Saturday, September 9.More
An exhibition from Athens, Greece, featuring iconic works by Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972), M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion, opened Saturday, March 4, at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and is one of the most comprehensive Escher retrospectives offered in the United States. During an opening-day gallery talk, Wisconsin artist Robin Lauersdorf, long inspired by Escher’s work, will present “Illustrating Illusion à la Escher,” on Saturday, March 4, 1-2 pm.More
The internationally renowned Birds in Art exhibition in the fall, art of the natural world year-round, and changing exhibitions as varied as M.C. Escher, Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, and Wild Fabrications will be featured during 2017 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, always admission free.More
Expanded promotion of an upcoming exhibition of work by Dutch artist M.C. Escher is possible thanks to a $20,000 Wisconsin Department of Tourism Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant. Encouraging families and adults to connect math and science concepts with art during spring break trips and long weekend getaways, the grant enables marketing throughout Wisconsin, Chicago, and the Twin Cities via targeted online and social media advertising. “M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion,” will be on view at the Woodson Art Museum, always admission free, from March 4 through May 28, 2017.More
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is offering a four-day trip to experience art museums and architecture in Iowa, June 21-24, 2017. Distinctive buildings showcase the talents of pioneer Louis Sullivan, and Prairie-style architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Walter Burley Griffin. Call the Museum at 715-845-7010 to pay a deposit by April 1 to reserve a spot.More
The 28th annual Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 9-10, 2017 offers fun for all ages during north central Wisconsin’s biggest art extravaganza, spanning both sides of the Wisconsin River.More