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This week’s Wow at the Woodson

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Monday, June 24 – Sunday, June 30
June 26 Wed. OR June 27 Thurs. 
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. OR 11 a.m. – Noon
Art Time for Tots
Leaves & Tulips & Blooms, Oh My!
Little ones, 18 months-4 years, and accompanying adults share movement, stories, and music while surrounded by artwork depicting America’s native plants. Gallery engagement is followed by hands-on art projects.  Call 715-845-7010 to register.

June 27 Thursday 1 – 2 p.m.
Art 4 You
Leaves & Tulips & Blooms, Oh My!
Bring your child to this afternoon offering just for 4 year olds with busy mornings. Share movement, stories, and music while surrounded by artwork depicting America’s native plants. Gallery engagement is followed by hands-on art projects. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

June 27 Thursday 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Art Kids

Ink Blot Iris Painting
Children, 5-12 years, create striking floral paintings using acrylic paint blots, as starting points, and soft pastels to draw stems and leaves. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

June 28 Friday 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Art Babies

Bloom & Grow
Bring your littlest ones, birth-18 months, to explore the galleries and Art Park, the museum’s interactive family gallery. Share music, stories, and multisensory play. Bring your baby gear, including prams, strollers, front packs, and blankets. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

On View through Aug. 25

“Botanical Art Worldwide: America’s Flora”
Spotlighting the ephemeral beauty and variety of plant life, “America’s Flora” is part of a global initiative focused on the manifold ways the lives of plants and people  are intertwined. From the West Coast’s pioneer violet, the Southwest’s saguaro cactus, and sunflowers spanning the Midwest to the Southeast’s iconic longleaf pine, America’s Flora considers native plants.

“Flora, Fauna, Font: Illustrating the Alphabet”

Kandis Vermeer Phillips’ illuminated alphabet showcases A to Z adorned with plants, mammals, and insects. Phillips integrated extensive research into the history of medieval illuminated manuscripts into an alphabet primer for her granddaughter. She combined decorative letters with representations of flowers and creatures found in her garden and during family travels.


“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 February 2020
“A Collection Medley”
While an avian theme unites artworks created between 1875 and 2018, the mediums and points of view will surprise and delight.

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.

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

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