Tag Archives: artist residencies

From the Artist’s Hand to Yours

Posted on February 20, 2019

I became convinced of the Museum’s need for a dedicated tactile art installation in May 2017, when former curator of exhibitions Andy McGivern and I attended a National Federation for the Blind Tactile Art and Tactile Graphics Symposium in Boulder, Colorado. I’m excited and proud to say that less than two years later, the Woodson Art Museum’s inaugural tactile art exhibition, In Touch with Art: Tactile Sculpture, opens to the public on Saturday, March 2.

Worth Remembering

Posted on November 28, 2018

Learn more about artist Jane Kim’s RGB(ird) painting and why indigo buntings aren’t really blue.

Re-engaging with Help from Artists and Scientists

Posted on November 02, 2016

Artist residencies enliven artwork on view for Woodson Art Museum visitors, area students, and program participants. Working with guest artists also prompts Museum staff to re-engage and reconsider an exhibition.

Post-it® Note Promises

Posted on September 21, 2016

Whenever I participate in some sort of large, group gathering for work, I always leave with “Post-it® Note promises,” whether literal or in the form of a mental note. These notes consist of follow-ups and reminders for myself stemming from conversations with members of the group.

As is true for many people, meetings with staff or community members always yield mental notes, which are usually fairly easy to address and check off the list. Multi-day events, though, like the opening of Birds in Art is another story.

Highlights and Looking Ahead

Posted on January 13, 2016

2015 was a busy year for the Woodson Art Museum’s education department, and 2016 is off to a great start with one artist residency completed and over two hundred area students already served. In 2015, the Museum welcomed thousands of regional Pre-K through twelfth-grade students to the Museum during docent-led experiences, artist residencies, workshops, and camps.

‘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.

Sharing the Mic

Posted on October 21, 2015

Woodson Art Museum staff members spend a lot of time telling the Museum’s “story.” The story may change depending on who’s telling it, what project or message is the focus, and, of course, who the audience comprises.

Seeing the Everyday in a New Way

Posted on July 22, 2015

Among the perks of working at the Woodson Art Museum are opportunities to get acquainted with visiting artists. During artists’ multiday residencies, our paths cross when photographing the programs they lead, chatting in the break room at lunch, or squiring them to local restaurants.

Guitar Heroes

Posted on February 11, 2015

The Woodson Art Museum team has been gearing up for Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar for months.

Beginning in July, Museum staff worked with an impressive team of community partners whose insights, recommendations, and regional connections were valuable resources as program planning developed.

More Ways than One to Make Magic

Posted on March 12, 2014

Last week the Woodson Art Museum hosted Wisconsin magician Lou Lepore as an artist-in-residence.* Lou brought to life theatrical themes of illusion, humor, and deception, which characterize the Museum’s current exhibitions.