The galleries and grounds are blooming with various botanicals, and Museum programming is blossoming again. I am looking forward to a bustling summer calendar with no homework assignments or gradebooks in sight.
Abundant Future, opening Saturday, June 11, offers a bit of simulated time travel, fast forwarding through the growing season. While many dote for weeks on recently sown vegetable gardens, nurturing newly-sprouted seedlings, the galleries will be filled with depictions of the bountiful harvest ahead – lush melons, ripe tomatoes, glossy eggplants – from the exhibition’s opening day through August 28. No waiting, weeding, or watering required.
I have been watching a single daffodil grow at the Woodson Art Museum for the last six weeks. It was a sign of the changing seasons – the slow melt of winter giving way to the newly discovered warmth of spring and my first transition of seasons as a newly... Read More
Art Park, the Woodson Art Museum’s interactive gallery, is arguably one of the most popular spaces at 700 N. 12th Street. While the spring glass exhibitions are well underway, team Art Park is now focused on our next round of re-landscaping for the summer exhibition, Abundant Future: Cultivating Diversity in Garden, Farm, and Field. Abundant Future consists of botanical artworks depicting cultivated plant species such as eggplants, radishes, and ancient grains like millet and sorghum.
If your travels take you to the Washington, D.C. area, make time for a Glenstone visit. If you’ve always intended to visit a museum in your own hometown or nearby, but never seem to find the time, don’t delay; treat yourself to a cultural experience. If you’ve not yet visited the Woodson Art Museum or haven’t visited recently, now is a perfect time to do so. The summer focus on “botanicals” includes multiple exhibitions on view through Sunday, August 25, and gardens abloom. Birds in Art, the Woodson’s flagship exhibition, launches its all-new 44th edition on Saturday, September 7, and remains on view through Sunday, December 1.
How many times have colorful blooms caught your eye and caused you to wonder “what is that flower?” During a recent trip to southwest Wisconsin, conspicuous purple flowers clustered along roadsides and woodland edges garnered attention and conversation. Visit the Museum often with friends and family to discover the many ways botanical art fosters connections between people and plants and deepens appreciation for beauty, creativity, and each other.
There’s something mysteriously magical about the unfurling of a leaf. Wendy starts the week with examples. After seeing the progression of botanical paintings created by workshop participants throughout last week, their artwork seems infused with a bit of magic, too. Botanical artist Wendy Brockman led workshops for teens and adults,... Read More
By Andy McGivern, Curator of Exhibitions Cattleya Orchid I’ve always enjoyed working with and caring for plants. My first jobs included working in greenhouses and a plant store before I turned my attention to art. At the Woodson Art Museum, my colleagues often bring me their sick and dying plants... Read More