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This week’s Wow at the Woodson

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May 23 Wed. OR May 24 Thurs.
9:30-10:30 a.m. OR 11 a.m.-Noon
Art Time for Tots Where in the World?
Toddlers, 18 months-4 years, and accompanying adults explore our extraordinary world through National Geographic photographs on view in the galleries. A hands-on art project follows a story, music, and movement. Call 715-845-7010 to register.


May 24 Thursday 1 – 2 p.m.
Art 4 You Where in the World?
Bring your child for an afternoon offering just for 4-year-olds with busy mornings. Enjoy exploration and discovery in the galleries through a story, music and movement inspired by National Geographic photographs, followed by a hands-on art project. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

May 24 Thursday 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Art Kids Storyboarding
Children, 5-12 years, create their own storyboard with characters from Eric Rohmann’s books and then assemble each story into an envelope book. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

May 25 Friday 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Art Babies Dream World
Bring little ones, birth-18 months, on a gallery excursion. Gather for a story, music and movement inspired by National Geographic photographs. Social interaction follows 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.

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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