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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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Sandhill-Crane Sculpture Graces Grounds

Posted on June 27, 2016

See a towering sandhill-crane sapling sculpture created by Boston artists Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, known as The Myth Makers, who create site-specific sculpture from ephemeral materials. For “The Dance,” Dodson and Moerlein were inspired by the way the seasonal migration of sandhill cranes to their Wisconsin nesting grounds marks the passage of time.

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Chair Design Exhibition on View this Summer

Posted on June 26, 2016

Exploring chairs as art – functional and sculptural objects – and offering insights into sublime design, “The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design,” remains on view through August 28 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.

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Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend 2016 Features Four Venues September 10-11

Posted on May 26, 2016

The 27th annual Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 10–11, 2016, offers fun for all ages during north central Wisconsin’s biggest art extravaganza, spanning both sides of the Wisconsin River. This weekend favorite overflows with art throughout four admission-free locations – Art in the Park in Marathon Park, the opening of “Birds in Art” at the Woodson Art Museum, the Festival of Arts and the Center for the Visual Arts galleries in downtown Wausau.

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Woodson Art Museum Selects Artwork for 2016 Birds in Art Exhibition

Posted on May 25, 2016

Artwork from 112 artists from throughout the world will be included in the 41st annual Birds in Art exhibition, on view September 10 through November 27, at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. This year’s exhibition includes 2016 Master Artist Karen Bondarchuk, 20 who were named Master Artists during previous Birds in Art exhibitions, and 91 artists whose work was selected by three-person jury.

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