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Here’s what’s happening at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Monday, June 26- Sunday, July 2.

June 28 Wed. OR June 29 Thurs. 9:30-10:30am OR 11am-Noon
Art Time for Tots
Move Mountains
Toddlers, 18 months-4 years, and accompanying adults gather to discover the beauty and power of nature through Taijiro Ito’s photography. Share movement, stories, and hands-on art making. Call 715.845.7010 to register

June 29 Thursday 1 – 2 pm
Art 4 You
Move Mountains
Bring your child to this afternoon offering just for 4-year-olds with busy mornings. Gather to delight in Taijiro Ito’s photographs through movement, stories, and hands-on art making. Call 715.845.7010 to register

June 29 Thursday 4:30 – 6 pm
Art Kids
Children, 5-12 years, experience and learn the art of Japanese paper marbling to create vibrant textures and organic shapes. Call 715.845.7010 to register

June 30 Friday 10:30 – 11:15 am
Art Babies
Whispering Waterfalls
Bring your littlest ones, birth-18 months, for learning- infused fun. Explore
Nature, Tradition & Innovation
themes and enjoy social interaction in Art Park, the Museum’s interactive family gallery. Baby gear, including prams, strollers, front packs, and blankets are welcome. Call 715.845.7010 to register

July 1 Saturday 1 – 3 pm
Art Park
Open Studio
Drop in and prepare for Independence Day festivities; twirl, bend, and twist chenille stems into sculptures celebrating reworks in the night sky.


On view Through August 27, 2017

Nature, Tradition & Innovation
Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
Innovative and bold sculptural forms by contemporary Japanese ceramists who help redefine an ancient and reverted art form evoke visual associations with the natural world. Whether reminiscent of windswept branches or serene pools, an array of exquisite flower vases, whimsical sake cups, and robust platters reveal the earthly beauty of Japanese ceramics, both inspired by nature and created from its basic elements – earth, air, water, and fire. Featured ceramists are closely associated with many of Japans traditional pottery centers and are supporters of the mingei movement in which objects of unsurpassed beauty are made for everyday use. Vessels for tea, sake, and flower arrangements highlight three vital areas of Japanese cultural life. Accompanying photography by Taijiro Ito highlight the poetic connections of the ceramic object to nature.


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.


On view through February 2018

Passionate Pursuits Birds in our Landscapes
Avian marvels that live in and pass through Midwest cities, rural landscapes, and backyard feeders connect us with nature. They are alluring to watch, sing melodiously, and balance our ecosystem. Whether perched atop a tree, taking a turn at the nest, or foraging for food, birds provide unlimited inspiration for creative artistry.

In the Sculpture Garden
The Dance
Inspired by the way the seasonal migration of sandhill cranes to their Wisconsin nesting grounds marks the passage of time, Boston artists­-The Myth Makers-Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, constructed 25-foot-tall sandhill cranes of Wausau-area saplings, on-site. (June 2016)


Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

700 N 12th Street
Wausau, WI 54403-5007
T 715-845-7010
F 715-845-7103
www.lywam.org
Amy Beck,
Marketing & Comm. Mngr
abeck@lywam.org

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