Tag Archives: Art Park

Nourishing through Time and Attention

Posted on March 29, 2017

Soaking rain. Frost. Sunshine and fifty-five degrees. Forecasted snow. Spring break in Wisconsin.

My kids and I are enjoying a “staycation.” I’m at the Woodson Art Museum typing away and they are around the house soaking up the no-school vibes. We’ll escape for a day trip to a favorite educational and entertaining venue in Chicago.

‘Tis the Season of Full Calendars

Posted on December 02, 2015

by Catie Anderson, curator of education

December is that special time of the year when school events, family gatherings, meal planning, travel, and dozens of other non-holiday projects on the to-do list start to drive most of us up the wall. While staff at the Woodson Art Museum aren’t anxiously scaling the walls yet, we do have quite a bit on our plates these days and even more exciting projects on the horizon.

Ducks in a Row

Posted on November 11, 2015

I have my share of vices; procrastination isn’t one of them. I’m a planner and an organizer. I like all my ducks in a row . . . literally.

Seven-Foot Roosters

Posted on August 19, 2015

Birds in Art is kind of a big deal.
Actually, for four decades it’s been THE big deal in avian art – worldwide. And, 2015 is no exception.
Preparation for the 40th Birds in Art at the Woodson Art Museum began after the opening weekend of the 39th, and work steadily progresses and reaches a frenzy about . . . now.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Posted on July 08, 2015

I confess: I’m a notorious metaphor-mixer – a veritable verbal cyclone of words and dashes. At a keyboard, however, I more capably lasso and tame the beast. So with some trepidation, I use the phrase “hidden in plain sight” to encourage all ages to explore Art Park, the Woodson Art Museum’s interactive family gallery.

“A Loveable Space”

Posted on February 25, 2015

Seeing Art Park day after day, I know what a valuable resource it is for children and their parents. Kids get to play, learn, and foster creativity in a fun, safe environment, all for free.

One More Detail

Posted on September 04, 2013

Have you ever planned a party at your home for hundreds of guests, including the in-laws and that friend you haven’t seen in years? You’re ecstatic for the party and to visit with everybody, but everything needs to be perfect, down to the last detail! If you’ve had this experience,… Read More

A Dinosaur Love Affair

Posted on February 15, 2012

Did you go through a dinosaur phase as a kid? Or, like me, did you never grow out of it? Visitors to the Woodson Art Museum are finding their love of dinosaurs to be stronger than ever. The key to re-igniting this passion for our long-extinct love interests is James… Read More