What signs signal that it's the time to draw a story to a close? When is a composition finished? Explore how these 'endings' feature in the upcoming exhibition From Concept to Canvas: The Artistic Process, opening December 9.
Exhibitions like The Real Decoy use design to help to tell their story and capture the audience's interest. Read about how small design elements add up to something big!
Ten weeks have zipped by, and now I have a moment to pause and reflect on my experience before wrapping up. I am proud to share that I made headway on all of them and then some.
There is a strange magic to American artist John Sloan’s (1871–1951) painting Cornelia Street. The artwork, recently acquired by the Woodson Art Museum, captures a quintessential New York view, a culmination of the cycle of "city pictures" he had pursued since moving to New York in 1904.
In honor of International Women’s Day, March 8th, dip into a “by the numbers” story of the Woodson’s lasting support of women artists.
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.
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.
Today’s Woodson Wanderings blog post is my last and the last of 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?
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!