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This week’s Wow at the Woodson

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Feb. 24 through March 1 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau.

Feb. 26 Wed. OR Feb. 27
Thurs. 9:30–10:30 a.m. OR 11 a.m.–Noon
Art Time for Tots Cute As a Bug’s Ear
Toddlers, 18 months-4 years, and accompanying adults gather to explore “FaunaFold” – seeking and finding beetles, bunnies and butterflies. Sharing movement, stories and music is followed by hands-on art making. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

February 27 Thursday 1 – 2 p.m.
Art 4 You Cute As a Bug’s Ear
Bring your child to this afternoon offering just for 4-year-olds with busy mornings. Explore “FaunaFold” – seeking and finding beetles, bunnies and butterflies. Sharing movement, stories and music is followed by hands-on art making. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

February 27 Thursday 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Art Kids Unidentified Flying Origami
Inspired by Vincent Floderer’s “Above the Fold” artwork, participants use lightweight tissue paper to create colorful hanging sculptures. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

February 28 Friday 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Art Babies Flutter By!
Bring little ones, birth-18 months, for a museum excursion featuring images, music and stories inspired by “FaunaFold.” Bring your baby gear, including prams, strollers, front packs and blankets. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

February 29 Saturday 10:30 a.m. – Noon
Art Beyond Sight
Individuals with low vision and blindness join museum educators for a multisensory visit to the galleries followed by hands-on art making inspired by origami artwork on view. Call 715-845-7010 to register.

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, James Morgan, and more.

“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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