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Monday, May 20 – Sunday, May 26

May 21 Tuesday 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Toddler Tuesday  Bloom & Grow
Toddlers, 18 months-4 years, and accompanying adults share hands-on art projects celebrating spring’s arrival during this free, monthly program.

On view through June 2, 2019
“Cut Up/Cut Out”
A contemporary take on the ancient, yet ever-evolving art of cutting paper comprises a range of techniques and materials – from vintage maps and magazines to a leaf, car tire and saw blade. To transform paper, rubber, metal and more into thought-provoking artworks, artists explore varied piercing and cutting techniques that provide endless possibilities for change. By cutting into and through surfaces, artists alter items converting them from opaque to transparent, flat to sculptural, rigid to delicate, and ordinary to exquisite.

“In Touch with Art”

Tactile Sculpture
The Woodson Art Museum’s inaugural tactile art exhibition debuts with five avian sculptures, available on a “touch table” in the Decorative Arts Gallery. This touchable artwork installation – the first in an ongoing series – provides ready access to original artwork for visitors with low vision or blindness, also encouraging sighted visitors to experience a new way to “see” via the mind’s eye – visualizing artwork though touch.

On view through August

“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.

The Woodson is at 700 N. 12th St., Wausau. Visit lywam.org.

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