Say the word “physics” and I shudder. I barely made it through some of my high school science labs, and I have only an armchair scientist’s interest in natural history, biology, or ecology. While science shy, I’m also math phobic; one of the only ways I can be coaxed into setting aside these mental barriers is through art. Examples of interdisciplinary connections are endless and throughout my four plus years at the Woodson Art Museum, I’ve encountered a number of these art and science intersections.
We’ve heard it a hundred times, my daughter and I; “you look so much alike!” People will point at one face, then to the other, and back again as if waving a magic wand and conjuring a clone.
Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos, and Toys in the Attic opened this past weekend to record crowds and wide smiles. The exhibition and Walter Wick’s presence – a main ingredient! – at the Woodson Art Museum throughout the weekend were a winning combination.
What a whirlwind week. After several days of keeping barely contained excitement corked behind a Cheshire cat grin, it’s a relief and pure joy to herald the good news. The Woodson Art Museum is a finalist for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Yesterday, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency supporting the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums, announced the thirty finalists – fifteen of which are museums and only seven of which are art museums – from throughout the United States.