Tag Archives: Institute of Museum and Library Services

Woodson Goes to Washington

Posted on July 19, 2017

Since learning the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum would receive the 2017 National Medal for Museum Service, I have been counting the days until the Washington, D.C. award ceremony.

It’s now come and gone. The memories will be with me forever.

This Medal Is Your Medal

Posted on July 05, 2017

Sunshine and dry skies are needed for the Woodson Art Museum’s community celebration on Thursday, August 3, 4-7 pm, in the sculpture garden. Save that August 3 date; we hope the community will bask in the glow of the Museum’s recognition as a winner of the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service – the nation’s highest museum honor for service to the community.

Escher’s Multifaceted Appeal

Posted on May 24, 2017

During the finals days of M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion, the Woodson Art Museum continues to receive gratifying messages from those eagerly planning trips to visit and their impressions after experiencing Escher’s mind-bending artwork.

Projected attendance during the three-month Escher exhibition – on view March 4 through May 28 – was expected to be about 10,000. With just days remaining, the actual total-attendance tally exceeds 15,000.

How We Share News These Days

Posted on May 17, 2017

Read how the Woodson Art Museum shared the news of winning a 2017 National Medal for Museum Service; director Kathy Kelsey Foley writes about recent exhilarating days.

How Museums Can Better Serve Veterans and Military Families

Posted on November 30, 2016

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of participating in the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Town Hall convening focused on addressing the needs of veterans and military families. The Woodson Art Museum’s commitment to Always Free Admission and barrier-free accessibility are two ways we serve all visitors and community members, including veterans and their families. In the near term, exciting new exhibitions – Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light; Enduring Beauty: Art Nouveau Glass; and Victorian Art Glass Baskets – open Saturday, December 3.

Share Your Stories on April 4

Posted on March 30, 2016

We hope many Woodson Art Museum members and enthusiasts will share favorite memories and photographs with a broader, national audience via Facebook on Monday, April 4, in celebration of the Woodson’s recognition as a 2016 National Medal finalist. The Woodson Art Museum is being recognized as one of only seven art museums in the country that are among the 30 finalists for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. On April 4, the Woodson will be highlighted on the Institute of Museum and Library Services Facebook page.

Whirlwind Week

Posted on February 24, 2016

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.
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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.

Teens Have SPACE at the Woodson Art Museum

Posted on August 24, 2011

We’re BACK – The Woodson Art Museum Teen Art Council (TAC) is back in session and starting its second year. The TAC participants that met August 8 to kick off another year are creative, energetic high school teens who do a fantastic job of developing events for their peers. This… Read More

Kids Get a Kick Out of Art

Posted on August 17, 2011

Looking through a camera lens this past week, the delights of art came into crystal-clear focus. It’s been written all over the faces of the children who’ve flocked to Family Fest, the Woodson Art Museum’s new drop-in, art-making festival. The glee, the sheer joy was in their movements, too. Skips,… Read More