Here’s what’s happening at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum for the week of April 17-23.
Toddler Tuesday Patterns-a-Plenty
Toddlers, 18 months-4 years, sample various Escher-echoing, pattern-themed art projects.

April 18 Tuesday 10:30 am – Noon

Art 101 Pondering Printmaking
Do you find yourself confounded by more than the impossible worlds in M.C. Escher’s artwork? Join curator of collections Jane Weinke as she demysti es printmaking processes.
April 19 Wednesday 12:15 – 1 pm
Art Beyond Sight
Individuals with low vision or blindness join Museum educators for a multisensory visit to the Reality and Illusion galleries followed by hands-on art making inspired by M.C. Escher. Call 715.845.7010 to register.
April 22 Saturday 10:30 am – Noon

On View through May 28, 2017

Reality and Illusion
Iconic works by Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972), including a pair of hands drawing themselves and  sh morphing into birds, became well known – from museum exhibitions worldwide to 1970s college dorm rooms – and continue to mesmerize. Woodcuts, lithographs, mezzotints, and drawings delve deeper into both the literal and impossible worlds Escher created over a career spanning  five decades. Drawn from the collection of Herakleidon Museum, Athens, Greece, Reality and Illusion features early figure drawings, lesser-known book illustrations, detailed Italian landscapes, the tessellations for which Escher became famous, and examples of his signature architectural fantasies in which stairways seem to go both up and down.
Illustrating Illusions
Drawings by Robin Lauersdorf
Whimsical, yet meticulous, graphite pencil drawings by Wisconsin artist Robin Lauersdorf, long interested in Escher’s work, are featured in an exhibition organized by Woodson Art Museum curator of exhibitions Andy McGivern. Lauersdorf manipulates perspective so that his playful, imagined realities appear to emerge three dimensionally from each sheet of paper.

On View through May 2017

Audubon to Wyeth:  Paintings, Drawings, and Sculptures   
A dazzling, historic array of bird imagery in artworks spanning the early-nineteenth through late-twentieth centuries.
On view Through July 2017
Enduring Beauty Art Nouveau
Decorative and utilitarian art glass characterized by sinuous asymmetrical lines and deep vibrant colors highlighted with metallic iridescence – favrile – exempli es Art Nouveau influences during the nature-inspired era between 1890-1910.
Black & White
This selection of Birds in Art Master Artist Andrea Rich’s woodcuts – printed only with black ink and utilizing only one woodblock – is intended to complement M.C. Escher’s black-and-white artworks.

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
700 N 12th Street
Wausau, WI  54403-5007
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Museum Hours
TuesdayFriday 9 am- 4 pm
First Thursday of each month 9am- 7:30pm Every Thursday during Birds in Art 9am- 7:30pm S
aturday – Sunday Noon- 5 pm
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