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.
May is hustle-bustling along, as it does each year. The glorious angle of the sun’s rays produces light and once again, warmth . . . igniting a burst of busyness. Those who live in northern climes truly appreciate the enterprise awakened with the daffodils and by the robin’s song.
On Thursday, April 20, twenty-five medical students – members of the inaugural class of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Central Wisconsin Campus – visited the Woodson Art Museum with MCW faculty. For several hours that afternoon, students worked with Museum educators to familiarize themselves with the Art Museum, exercise their visual literacy and communication skills, and unwind via hands-on art making.
The Woodson Art Museum is really, truly BTYB – Brought To You By – volunteers. Dedicated, generous, curious, and enthusiastic volunteers make visitors feel welcomed, add beauty to our grounds, and engage thousands of school children each year.
We’re all excited about Escher – abuzz, agog, and atwitter. Saturday, March 4 is opening day of M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion, featuring a large retrospective of the Dutch artist’s work that became pervasive during the last four decades in museums worldwide and throughout pop culture.
Opening March 4, M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion will feature the art of acclaimed Dutch artist M.C. Escher. Filled with visual puzzles blending imagination with reality, Escher’s artwork is prevalent in pop-culture history. Starting in the late 1960s, Escher’s work became a popular choice for college dorm-room posters.