. . . we launched "Woodson Wanderings," the Woodson Art Museum's blog, with an invitation and a promise. We invited readers to join us on a mixed voice – institutional and personal – weekly journey as we explored all things Woodson Art Museum, from exhibitions and artworks to behind-the-scenes goings-on and local and farther-afield travels, along with stories of our daily lives. The 2008 debut of the Museum’s blog teed up the 33rd edition of Birds in Art, our flagship exhibition. 2019 marks the exhibition’s 44th anniversary, and over the next few days we’ll welcome more than seventy artists from around the world to celebrate the opening of this year’s exhibition on Saturday, September 7. Be an early bird on Saturday morning – the Museum opens at 9:00. Get a jumpstart on Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend, be among the first to check out the new exhibition.
For nine years, Woodson Art Museum staff members have written weekly for our mixed-voice blog, “Woodson Wanderings.” We’ve never missed a week, a fact in which we take great pride. Via wide-ranging and varied posts, we’ve shared institutional and personal joys and sorrows. We’ve laughed and we’ve cried. We’ve celebrated and we’ve mourned.
In grade school, we practiced cursive until our fingers were numb. Repetition was a key to success. Hard to forget the letters, words, and phrases written on lined paper designed to ensure that tall letters – you know, l, d, h, and b – were high enough and letters that dropped down – q, y, p, and j – were low enough. Even though the merits of cursive are debated today, there’s something reassuring about repetitive actions and behaviors . . . but, does practice make perfect? Over the next few days – for the thirty-ninth time – the Woodson Art Museum will celebrate the opening of Birds in Art and welcome artists from around the world, members and guests, and the community at large to the all-new 2014 exhibition.