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Oct. 24 Wed. OR  Oct. 25 Thurs.

9:30-10:30 a.m. OR 11 a.m.-Noon
Art Time for Tots Duck, Duck, Goose

Little ones, 18 months-4 years, and accompanying adults wiggle and waddle their way through “Birds in Art” galleries, sharing movement, stories and music, followed by hands-on art projects. Call 715-845-7010 to register.


Oct. 25 Thursday 1 – 2 p.m.
Art 4 You Duck, Duck, Goose
Bring your child to this afternoon offering just for 4 year olds with busy mornings. Wiggle, waddle and giggle while sharing movement, stories and music in the “Birds in Art” galleries, followed by hands-on art projects. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

Oct. 25 Thursday 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Art Kids Feather Monoprints
Children, 5-12 years, create colorful one-of-a-kind feather-shaped prints. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

Oct. 25 Thursday 6 – 8 p.m.
WAEA Artisan Market & Open Studio
Peruse and make purchases during an artisan market, open to the public as part of the Wisconsin Art Education Association fall conference for educators. Also, drop in for hands-on art making.

Oct. 26 Friday 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Art Babies Ducklings
Bring your littlest ones, birth-18 months, to share music, stories and movement in the “Birds in Art” galleries, followed by multisensory play 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 November 2018

“Birds in Art”
Birds enthrall us with their stunning plumage, amusing antics and lilting song. “Birds in Art” artworks inspire in endlessly novel ways, too, evoking the freedom of flight and the fragility of birds’ earthbound existence. Experience this year’s 43rd annual, internationally renowned exhibition; discover how the all-new paintings, sculptures and graphics of 114 worldwide artists enchant you.

To Woodson Friends Guest Book
For almost 20 years, the museum has welcomed a steady flow of artists in residence, most of whom settled into the Woodson’s modest guesthouse for stays of varying lengths and honored us by not only their extraordinary work in the classroom, in the galleries and on the grounds, but also by leaving their marks in a guestbook. To celebrate the artist residency program, multiple guestbooks have been carefully unbound and the pages framed and presented in the classroom to inspire students and all visitors during this fall’s residencies with “Birds in Art” artists Kris Parins and Josh Guge and with science illustrator and artist Jane Kim.

On view through Feb. 17, 2019

From the Museum’s Collection
“Dynamic Designs: The Serigraphs of Anne Senechal Faust”
Anne Faust’s vibrant silk-screens affirm her mastery of this medium and a deep knowledge of and affinity for birds and their habitats. Named the Museum’s “Birds in Art” Master Wildlife Artist in 1999, she was the first woman and the first printmaker to receive this recognition. Anne designated the Woodson Art Museum as the repository for her artistic oeuvre, representing a commitment by the artist to ensure the museum’s collection includes each of her screen-prints.

On view through August 2019
“Regal Bearing” Bird Portraiture

“Regal Bearing” applies the tenets of portraiture to more than 60 artworks from the museum’s collection. As with human portraits, the artists represented captured the essence of their subjects using a variety of formats, including a focus on single birds without backgrounds as well as the inclusion of habitat or attributes that help to characterize a species or place it in context.

“Sharing the Shoreline”
Discover the beauty of shorebirds- sanderlings, stilts, turnstones, whimbrels, yellowlegs and others — through sculptures and works on paper from the collection.

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)
The Woodson is at 700 N. 12th St., Wausau.
Photo courtesy the Woodson.

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