The Greater Wausau Region has an impressive number of high-quality, distinctive natural features, great for exploring.
A flotilla of kayaks and other watercraft take to Lake Wausau for a Paddle Pub Crawl each July.
Skiers and snowboarders from around the Midwest flock to Granite Peak each winter to enjoy a variety of runs.
Families can enjoy water slides, a lazy river and more in all seasons at Stoney Creek Lodge in Rothschild.
Fish fries and Fridays go together in the Greater Wausau Region. Find a favorite and start your weekend.
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum hosts an exhibition each fall focused on flight in nature.
The Gruhn family moved to Wausau from Rockford in 2010 to capitalize on a work opportunity.
Several years ago, Todd and LaNae Johnson were looking for a change. An affordable real estate market was a large factor in moving their dental business north.
The Greater Wausau Region is the place to be for jobs. Great jobs!
For specific closing dates, check the Museum’s website at https://www.lywam.org/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/
Andrea Rich, Pheasant (11/30), 2004, woodcut on kozo paper
Art of the Hunt
Hunting is deeply rooted in human culture, extending over all seven continents. Through the work of painters, sculptors, and graphic artists dating from the early nineteenth century into the twenty-first century, the changing role of birds and animals within the context of the hunt is illustrated and celebrated.
Featuring interpretations from realistic to abstract and from fanciful to clever, these sculptures from the Woodson Art Museum’s collection depict a variety of birds and beasts. The mediums used to carve and shape the birds and animals vary, too, ranging from stone, wood, and bronze to glass and wire. https://www.lywam.org/collection_exh/modern-menagerie/
Cast, Carved & Cut
Small-scale sculptures from the Museum’s collection populate a specially designed case located in the lower level of the 2012 addition. Background information on each of the twenty sculptures is available on the Museum’s website here: https://www.lywam.org/collection_exh/cast-carved-cut/.
New to the Collection – on view near Visitor Services
Experience newly acquired artwork in the gallery adjacent to Visitor Services; the selection changes periodically.
Artworks from the collection share the spotlight with stories about why and how they were created by artists and acquired by the Woodson Art Museum. Discover the tale and trace the trail that led to the acquisition of a rare oil painting by John James Audubon and a hand-colored aqua-tint created for Audubon’s The Birds of America.
Anecdotes about noteworthy owners and personal relationships are woven throughout other stories. A watercolor painting by Frank Weston Benson, Chickadees, which had been owned by poet Robert Frost, became the perfect way to honor a member of the Museum’s founding family, fondly remembered for wearing a chickadee-embroidered sweater.
Experience artwork by three generations of Wyeth painters, N.C., Andrew, and Jamie, comparing and contrasting their distinct styles and gaining insights into their inspiration and work.
This exhibition celebrates and returns collection artwork to the spotlight in spring 2021; responding to COVID-19 in spring 2020, the Woodson Art Museum re-configured its largest gallery for special/traveling exhibitions rather than featuring selections from the collection. This change allowed for installations to be physically distanced, thereby creating an even more welcoming and safer environment for visitors. In spring 2021, the focus shifts to emphasize and highlight Museum collection artwork.
Celebrate Youth Art Month and the creative efforts of north central Wisconsin students in grades 5-8 via the 44th Student Art Exhibition. Each March, the nation promotes art education by focusing on student work. Art teachers are encouraged to submit student works in various mediums for the Museum’s Student Art Exhibition. Details are available here: https://www.lywam.org/exhibition/studentartexhibition/
The Museum’s grounds feature sculptures that delight visitors of all ages. From Deborah Butterfield’s Kua to Burt Brent’s The Heavyweight, a range of artistic styles and wonders of the natural world can be found. Among the highlights is Kent Ullberg’s striking bronze whooping cranes that stand as iconic sentinels at the garden’s entrance. Experience sculpture by following handicapped-accessible pathways throughout the sculpture garden, near the pond area, and to the Secret Garden.
Artist and landscape architect Bonnie Gale and her assistant Jonna Evans created a seven-foot-tall, domed, willow structure, Living Willow Dreams, June 24-30, 2018, in the Woodson Art Museum’s Margaret Woodson Fischer Sculpture Garden. Bonnie Gales’s living willow sculpture project is supported by a grant from The Dudley Foundation.
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