While beautiful sunsets occur throughout all four seasons in Wisconsin, especially during the dead of winter, nothing beats a summer sunset, marking the end of a long day well spent outside.
On the eve of Birds in Art previews, things sure look different than they did last year and the year before . . . and we’re grateful. Celebrate with us this weekend and throughout the eleven-week run of Birds in Art, the best indoor bird watching on the planet.
Watch video in this week's blog for birds-eye views of the Rooftop Sculpture Garden and alfresco options, currently and throughout this fall.
I’m recently back from an extraordinary experience . . . seven days aboard the Lindblad/National Geographic Venture, traveling from Juneau to Sitka, exploring small harbors and open straits, stunning mammoth glaciers, uninhabited islands, rocky shorelines, lush rain forests and muskegs, and streams filled with spawning salmon.
Each year, as soon as the Birds in Art jurors select artworks, work on the catalogue begins. Before the catalogue is printed, bound, and delivered to the Woodson Art Museum, the text goes through multiple edits, the images are color proofed to match the artworks in the gallery, and the design is scrutinized for accuracy. All 126 pages come together in three short months by our nimble team at the Museum.
Recently, curator of exhibitions Shannon Pueschner and I had the opportunity to go to the Center for Collections Care at Beloit College. While there, we took a four-day intensive course on matting. Peek at all the processes below to see just how big an impact such a "small" feature can make!
On Monday – a gloriously beautiful, low-humidity summer day – docents and staff gathered for a Noon-time celebration on the Museum’s Rooftop Sculpture Garden. We enjoyed one another’s company and staff expressed gratitude for docents’ commitment of time and their enthusiasm for the Woodson Art Museum.
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.
Don’t delay. Duck in today for a visit to the Always Free Woodson Art Museum.
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