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Sculptor Paul Rhymer Named Woodson Art Museum 2023 Master Wildlife Artist

Wausau, Wisconsin: The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum announces sculptor Paul Rhymer as its 2023 Master Wildlife Artist who will be honored during the Museum’s 48th annual Birds in Art exhibition this fall.

“Cultural Currency” Opens at the Woodson Art Museum

Wausau, Wisconsin: It’s used every day – some people don’t give it a second thought, while to others, money means everything.

Hmong Garments & Headwear Presentation, Regalia Runway take center stage at the Woodson Art Museum

Wausau, Wisconsin: Coordinated by the Central Wisconsin Hmong Professionals, join Bee Vang-Moua, Director of the Hmong Language Program at the University of Minnesota, as she shows and shares examples of Hmong garments and headwear from various regions and clans on Thursday, February 2 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Snow Sculptors Work Winter Magic at Woodson Art Museum on Saturday, January 28

Wausau, Wisconsin: Team USA Snow Sculptors, Mike Martino, Tom Queoff, and Mike Sponholtz – inspired by Stormy Kromer hats, will again work their winter magic at the Woodson Art Museum on Saturday, January 28 from 12 until 5 p.m.

Hats & Headwear Exhibitions & Programs

Wausau, Wisconsin: Presentations and a gallery walk highlighted two exhibitions at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin: “The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage & Spirituality” and “Stormy Kromer: Evolution of a Classic.”  Whether worn for warmth, festivities, or showing allegiance to a team or…

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Announces Retirement of Director Kathy Kelsey Foley

Assistant Director Matt Foss Named Her Successor WAUSAU, WISCONSIN: The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, announced today that Director Kathy Kelsey Foley will retire December 31, 2022, and Assistant Director Matt Foss will assume the directorship on January 1, 2023.

Birds in Art 2022 Opens Saturday, September 10

Wausau, Wisconsin: Artwork created by 118 artists from throughout the world will be included in the 47th annual “Birds in Art” exhibition, on view Saturday, September 10 through November 27, 2022, at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend 2022 Features Four Venues September 10-11

Wausau, Wisconsin: The 33rd annual Wausau’s Artrageous Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11, offers fun for all ages during north-central Wisconsin’s biggest art extravaganza, spanning both sides of the Wisconsin River.

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