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Woodson Art Museum Recognized as Finalist for 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Posted on March 20, 2017

The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced that for the second consecutive year, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, is a National Medal finalist for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. As a 2017 National Medal finalist, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is one of three art museums among the 15 museums and 15 libraries named National Medal finalists by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency supporting the nation’s 123,000 libraries and approximately 35,000 museums.
The public is encouraged to share stories of the Woodson Art Museum’s excellence on the US_IMLS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/USIMLS on Monday, April 3.

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Wisconsin Sculptor Don Rambadt Named Woodson Art Museum 2017 Master Artist

Posted on March 16, 2017

The Woodson Art Museum announces Milwaukee sculptor Don Rambadt as its 2017 Master Artist who will be honored during the Museum’s 42nd annual “Birds in Art” exhibition this fall.

Rambadt, the Woodson’s 36th Master Artist, will receive the Master Wildlife Artist Medal during the “Birds in Art” opening, Saturday, September 9.

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Escher Exhibition on View, Intrigues with Surreal Appeal

Posted on March 02, 2017

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.

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Wonders Await in 2017 at Woodson Art Museum

Posted on February 23, 2017

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.

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Woodson Art Museum to Promote M.C. Escher Art Exhibition with Help from Tourism Grant

Posted on February 16, 2017

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.

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Woodson Art Museum Offers Four-Day Iowa Trip

Posted on February 09, 2017

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.

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Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend™ Features Four Venues September 9-10, 2017

Posted on December 14, 2016

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.

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Tiffany Glass on View at the Woodson Art Museum

Posted on November 28, 2016

Tiffany Studios leaded-glass lampshades and windows – some of the twentieth century’s most striking, iconic decorative objects – shine in an exhibition that remains on view at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum through Sunday, February 26, 2017.

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Woodson Art Museum Presents 2016 Birds in Art Exhibition

Posted on August 08, 2016

An array of fresh perspectives and artistic insights by more than 100 worldwide artists comprises the internationally renowned 2016 “Birds in Art” exhibition, on view September 10 through November 27 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.

The 2016 exhibition presents artworks by 112 artists in total: 2016 Master Artist Karen Bondarchuk, 20 who have been named Master Artists during previous “Birds in Art” exhibitions, and 91 artists whose work was selected by three jurors who reviewed 918 entries submitted by 581 artists.

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Woodson Art Museum Honors 2016 Master Artist Karen Bondarchuk

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The Woodson Art Museum’s 2016 Master Artist Karen Bondarchuk will be honored during the Museum’s 41st annual “Birds in Art” exhibition, on view September 10 through November 27. Bondarchuk will present the Master Artist Talk on opening day, Saturday, September 10, 9:30-10:30 am.

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