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Birds in Art 2020

Thursday10/159:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday10/169:00 am - 9:00 pm

Saturday10/179:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sunday10/189:00 am - 9:00 pm

UPDATE:  As a precaution, the Woodson Art Museum proactively closed temporarily, effective October 9 until further notice; for details, check www.lywam.org.  For virtual sources of diversion and inspiration, explore the Museum’s website https://www.lywam.org/learn-do/digital-resources/ for online options and activities for all ages. Visit virtually for art-filled moments of diversion and rejuvenation.​​

Send your spirits soaring via all-new avian artwork in this internationally renowned fall favorite. The 45th annual “Birds in Art” exhibition features extraordinary work by 114 worldwide artists and remains on view through November 29, 2020, at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau.

Highlighting the museum’s 2020 Master Artist, a selection of artwork by New Mexico artist Timothy David Mayhew also will be featured. In his oil paintings and natural-chalk drawings, Mayhew captures the essence of sensory experiences in the wild – the intricate complexity of reflections in water, bone-chilling cold during snow-geese migration, chukars’ animated interactions, and the magical pre-dawn glow in a marsh.

Prioritizing fieldwork is crucial to Mayhew. His four-decade-long intensive research into Old Master drawing materials yielded essential knowledge aiding his field studies. During the Renaissance, natural chalks were quarried from the earth and sawn into short sticks for drawing. Natural red and natural black chalk have unique properties, he says, “which enable drawings to survive rough handling in remote backcountry settings.”

Learn more about Mayhew and his work here and via videos posted on the museum’s YouTube channel.

Before visiting, check www.lywam.org for any updates. For more information, email the museum at [email protected], call 715-845-7010 and follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Event Details:

Event Category: Arts & Culture Nature Lovers & Sky Gazers Plants, Animals, Microbes
Event Features: birds in art Featured Event Free Event Free Parking Handicap Accessible
Event Type: Performance, Readings and Exhibitions
Age: All ages
Admission: Free


Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
700 North Twelfth Street
Wausau, WI 54403 United States


Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
(715) 845-7010

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