Capable as we are, the Woodson Art Museum staff does have some limitations. While all are talented in different ways, only a few of us typically get our hands dirty or can lift something with significant weight. Sometimes, to bring exhibitions and programs to life, it takes just that. That’s when the Museum’s design / build partner, The Samuels Group, comes to the rescue. Recently, they were at it again, installing snow forms for the Museum’s annual snow sculpture that was carved by Team USA Snow Sculptors.
I liked school. I anticipated August as it signaled new notebooks, folders, and a few clothes for the September kickoff of the newest school year.
The World According to Federico Uribe is a colorful, creative exhibition into which more than 12,000 Woodson Art Museum visitors, thus far, have happily escaped to this summer. Two summer programs have made me especially aware of the infectious and inspiring quality of Uribe’s artwork – Summer Art Sessions and a visit with first-year students from the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Central Wisconsin campus.
As I consider the Fourth of July, images of fireworks, sunshine, barbecued chicken, buttery cobs of corn, and strawberries fill my thoughts – with a soundtrack of laughter and children’s delight-filled shrieks.
Visit the Art Museum this summer to see The World According to Federico Uribe, and I invite you to further explore the immersive galleries and creative spirit of the artist by viewing the exhibition’s audio tour app videos. I hope you enjoy experiencing Federico Uribe’s artwork, both in the galleries and online, where beautiful summer getaways await you, too.
With this headline, I’m quite certain I have your attention. Who doesn’t love all three?! Indulge your curiosity and senses June 2 through August 26 with a visit to the Woodson Art Museum, always admission free, and join in a gallery walk with Federico on Saturday, June 2, at 1:00 p.m.; he might have something to say about babies and puppies, too.
Each of us on the Woodson Art Museum staff does a sort of time-travel two-step, dancing between the present, while preparing for future exhibitions. I truly consider it a privilege to get these tantalizing glimpses into the future. Here’s a sampling of the wonders to come.