Friday, December 4, 2015

American Impressionists - Woodson Art Museum

Edward Willis Redfield, Winter in the Valley, ca. 1905-1915, oil on canvas
The Woodson Museum in Wausau's new exhibit opens tomorrow and runs through February 21st.  Entitled "The Lure of the Artists' Colony" it features works by John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Mary Cassatt and others.  The museum also has a wonderful permanent collection so allow plenty of time to see that, too.  It hosts the world famous"Birds in Art" exhibit every fall but their permanent collection is every bit as interesting and full of beautiful paintings. It's a nice day trip but the last time I went I stayed overnight at the Jefferson Street Inn downtown which was very nice and close to the museum.  The Woodson is well worth the trip!!
Woodson Art Museum, Wausau Wi.


  1. Went to see this exhibit on Thursday - fantastic! I would definitely recommend it if you are in the Wausau area any time before it closes in February. This is a little gem of an art museum - their permanent collection is also very interesting.

    One of my favorites was the John F. Carlson painting ("Snowy Waters", sorry-can't seem to post a photo of it within this comment). The brushwork was amazing!

  2. Great to hear. So glad you got there to give us a review. I will definitely get up there soon.