Tag Archives: Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

From Class Trip to Communication Manager

Posted on January 24, 2023
New staff member Stephanie Luisier would have never guessed that the place she visited during class trips in elementary school would years later become the place where she works.

The Everyday Exceptional

Posted on January 18, 2023
For artist Martin Johnson Heade, knowing nature was the promise of knowing oneself. Read how his take on landscape painting differed from his friend and fellow painter Frederic Edwin Church and featured the poetic everyday scene.

Roots Grow Deeper Than You Think

Posted on January 11, 2023
Little did Adolph Knoedler know, the roots he planted in Little Bull Falls would grow deep enough to keep his descendants in that home 130 years later.

Reflections

Posted on December 28, 2022
Today’s Woodson Wanderings blog post is my last and the last of 2022.

Stormy Kromer Connections

Posted on December 07, 2022
Visitors to this winter's Stormy Kromer: Evolution of a Classic exhibition are bonding over the crucial contribution of Ida Kromer, Stormy’s wife, who created and sewed – invented, really – the first Stormy Kromer cap. Dogs and Stormy Kromer hats are sure-fire connection points for people, too. What’s your Stormy Kromer story?

Making Visual Connections

Posted on November 30, 2022
Whether in Wausau or Philadelphia, enjoy these image pairings as a "sneak peek" into the visual connections I saw between French artist Henri Matisse and Wisconsin artist Ruth Grotenrath!

New Docents Join the Ranks

Posted on November 09, 2022
This August, in between Birds in Art preparations and programming, the Woodson Art Museum staff offered new-docent training classes for a group of six community members. These enthusiastic and insightful future docents comprise two former physicians, an artist, a lawyer, a designer and amateur botanist, and a retired salesman who served as the Museum’s former fire extinguisher training instructor.

“All the News That’s Fit to Print”

Posted on October 26, 2022
Big news today . . . for me and for the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. After more than two decades at the helm, I will retire on December 31, 2022; Assistant Director Matt Foss will assume the directorship on January 1.

Birds in Art: What We Are Hearing

Posted on October 19, 2022
Now, into the sixth week of this edition of Birds in Art, the timing feels right to share excerpts from notes, letters, and emails received by the staff.

Leonora Carrington’s Celtic Garden

Posted on October 12, 2022
Artist Leonora Carrington’s enduring interest in myth created a unique approach to the frequently seen Surrealist subjects of things like dreams, visions, and the shamanistic presence of animals within them. Recently acquired by the Woodson Art Museum, Carrington’s The Saints of Hampstead Heath, 1997, showcases these tendencies.