The Woodson Art Museum’s current exhibition, Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary offers large photographs of unusual and exotic scenes from around the world. I enjoy walking through the galleries, seeing visitors leaning in to study the details within the photographs or intently reading labels to learn more about the location or subject. I wonder how many of our visitors are adventurers, seeking out rare and exotic locations during their travels. Are they studying the photographs hoping to find inspiration for their next trip?
The sentiment “it takes a village to raise a child” is a bit shopworn, but the premise is sound. At the Woodson Art Museum, it takes the entire staff to manage the various aspects of Birds in Art. We tackle this yearly challenge for many weeks each summer.
I enjoy seeing young people get creative . . . I’d be an awful Woodson Art Museum educator if I didn’t. The last two weeks were filled with the excitement of children's art camps and a nighttime photography workshop. Enhance your own creative endeavors during Bird Ross’ visit to the Woodson Art Museum in early August. An Art 101 program on Thursday, August 6, a free workshop on Friday, August 7, and a gallery walk with the artist on Saturday, August 8, await.