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This week’s Wow at the Woodson

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Oct. 21 through Oct. 27 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Oct. 23 Wed. or Oct. 24 Thurs.

9:30-10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.-noon
Art Time for Tots: Wild Goose Chase
Toddlers, 18 months-4 years, and accompanying adults gather to 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 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.

Art Kids: Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Children, 5-12 years, create tall, one-of-a-kind sculptures inspired by Kimberly Beck’s, Black Tie Banquet. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

Oct. 25 Friday 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Art Babies: Ducks in a Row

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.

Bird Conservation in Your Own Backyard

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

“Collection Classics”
Mining the museum’s holdings yields an array of significant and masterful works. Spanning the 18th through 21st centuries and encompassing a range of mediums from watercolor to oil and metal to wood, “Collection Classics” comprises work by John James Audubon, Martin Johnson Heade, Andrew Wyeth and others along with work by contemporary artists, including Robert Bateman, Tony Angell and James Morgan.

“Deceptive Surfaces”

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.


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

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

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