Oct. 23 Wed. or Oct. 24 Thurs.
Oct. 24 Thursday 1 – 2 p.m.
Art 4 You: Wild Goose Chase
Bring your child to this afternoon offering just for 4-year- olds with busy mornings. Waddle and honk together through “Birds in Art” galleries, sharing movement, stories and music, followed by hands-on art making. Call 715-845-7010 to register
Oct. 24 Thursday 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Oct. 25 Friday 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Bring your little ones, birth-18 months, for multisensory fun and social interaction in the galleries and Art Park, the museum’s interactive family gallery. Bring your gear, including prams, strollers, front packs and blankets. Call 715-845-7010 to register.
Oct. 26 Saturday 1 – 2 p.m.
Join Department of Natural Resources section chief and Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative committee member Craig Thompson as he shares information and resources for achievable steps you can take on behalf of Wisconsin avian inhabitants.
From the Museum’s Collection
Carved and painted with a keen eye for ornithological details that convey the behavior, personality and coloration of birds, these decorative wood sculptures often fool the eye, appearing real. From John Scheeler’s pale-colored mourning doves to Ma Hai Feng’s brilliant yellow and green budgerigar, these realistic sculptures seem poised for flight.
“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.