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Monday, May 14 – Sunday, May 20
May 15 Tuesday 10:30 a.m. – noon
Toddler Tuesday Around the Globe
Toddlers, 18 months-4 years, and accompanying adults try hands-on art making inspired by Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary during this free monthly program.

May 16 Wednesday 12:15 – 1 p.m.
Art 101 Depictions of Motherhood
Extend your Mother’s Day celebration; explore the diverse interpretations of motherhood found throughout art with museum director Kathy Foley.

May 18 Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
International Museum Day Open Studio
Drop in to create your own postcard collage on International Museum Day and celebrate at the Woodson Art Museum; we’ll even mail your postcard for you.

On view through May 27, 2018
“Rarely Seen Photographs of the Extraordinary” 
Experience astounding visual wonders in this National Geographic exhibition of remarkable images featuring seldom-seen places, events, natural phenomena and man-made heirlooms. From a glacier in Patagonia to the deepest caves of Papua New Guinea, renowned photographers captured astonishing moments, natural wonders and extraordinary objects.

“My Friend Eric Rohmann”
Artwork by Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and children’s book author Eric Rohmann comprises this retrospective spanning nearly two decades. Among the more than seventy artworks are oil paintings for his book “Time Flies,” which received a Caldecott Honor in 1995, and bold relief prints for “My Friend Rabbit,” which won the Caldecott Medal in 2003.

New to the Collection

Experience newly acquired artwork by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, Frederick Stone Batcheller, Alexander Pope, Thomas Aquinas Daly, Karen Bondarchuk, Arthur Burdett Frost and Lynn Bogue Hunt.

“On the Wing”  Birds in Flight
Discover the beauty of birds as they flee from predators, mate and search for food. Paintings, works on paper and sculptures depict birds soaring, skimming, flapping and gliding.

On view through August 2018
“Fowl Play”  Decorative Duck Decoys
Duck decoys long have been used to lure waterfowl. Typically made of wood, these life-sized sculptures range from simple bird shapes to intricately carved and finely painted examples. Some are strictly utilitarian; others are sculptural works of art.

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)

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