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This week’s Wow at the Woodson

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Dec. 6 Thursday 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Art 101/Hands-on Art Op Art Exploration
Learn from a museum educator how to re-create op art-inspired images for notecards, illustrations and more. Create bold optical illusions, drawing from your imagination, fueled by artwork in the galleries.

On view through Feb. 24
“Victor Vaserely: Op Art Master”
The world-renowned father of the op art movement, Victor Vasarely created three-dimensional experiences via two-dimensional artworks featuring bold colors and geometric shapes. With an “art for all” motto, Vasarely advocated for democratizing art by producing multiples and screen prints and by integrating art into architecture and public spaces. His innovative use of optical illusions became popular in the 1960s and 70s, when op art permeated everyday life through design, advertisements and architecture. “Victor Vasarely: Op Art Master,” from the collection of Herakleidon Museum in Athens, Greece, and organized by PAN Art Connections, Inc., comprises more than 150 Vasarely serigraphs, lithographs, gouache paintings and drawings. Vasarely’s explorations of visual perception and spatial relationships are a source of inspiration for those interested in art, computer programming, architecture, and more.

On view through Feb. 17

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.

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)

Photo courtesy the Woodson. Anne Senechal Faust, A Difference of Opinion, 2013, serigraph on Strathmore board. 
The Woodson is at 700 N. 12th St., Wausau.

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