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Ever-Changing Exhibitions, Always-Free Admission

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, in the heart of Wausau, Wisconsin, is North Central Wisconsin’s renowned cultural attraction, known for its internationally acclaimed Birds in Art exhibition each fall, diverse and ever-changing exhibitions year-round, sculpture gardenArt Park, dynamic programs for all ages and life stages, and a commitment to always-free admission that provides barrier-free access to the visual arts.

As one of only two art museums to receive a 2017 National Medal – the nation’s highest museum honor given for significant and exceptional contributions its community, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum received this recognition from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency supporting the nation’s approximately 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums, all of which are eligible for the award. 


What’s on View?

Exhibitions change often as do program themes and events designed to enhance visitors’ experiences and encourage frequent visits.

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The Museum is accessible; wheelchairs and strollers are available. If you have questions about specific accommodations, please call the Museum in advance at 715.845.7010 or contact us.

Wausau Area

An array of outdoor and cultural Wausau-area attractions perfectly complement frequent Woodson Art Museum visits throughout every season.