Wausau is an incredible place to visit throughout the year, and definitely an underrated destination in Wisconsin. For the avid outdoor enthusiast, you’d be hard pressed to find a better destination than Wausau. Relax amidst Wausau’s classic Northwoods Wisconsin feel, with vast forested lands, plentiful lakes and hills, and fortunately for us, a friendly community with big-city amenities. With world-class museums like the famed Woodson Art Museum, there’s something here for art and culture lovers as well. Wausau really is a hidden gem in the state of Wisconsin, and the perfect destination to visit as we look forward to spring. Book your room at the luxury Stewart Inn today.
Wausau’s Woodson Art Museum
Whether you’re here on a quick business trip or an extended stay, you absolutely should not miss your chance to visit the extraordinary Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. The Woodson Art Museum has a permanent collection of historic and contemporary paintings, graphics and sculptures, most of which focus on birds and nature. The grounds of the museum also feature elegant garden spaces dotted with a variety of sculptures, all which seem to take on a new life as the seasons change.
Running through the end of March at the Woodson Art Museum is a temporary Student Art Exhibition, featuring the works of north central Wisconsin students in grades 9-12. In addition to that, the museum’s current exhibits include New to the Collection pieces, On the Wing: Birds in Flight, and Fowl Play: Decorative Duck Decoys. Some new installations are also coming in early March. The first is a National Geographic exhibition titled Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary, and the other is My Friend Eric Rohmann.
In September, the Woodson Art Museum proudly displays the annual Birds in Art exhibit. Birds in Art has been on display every year since 1976, and features a comprehensive collection of contemporary artistic interpretations of birds. This year’s Birds in Art exhibit is set to begin on September 8, 2018, and will run through November 25, 2018.
One of the best things about the Stewart Inn, apart from it’s luxurious accommodations and unparalleled service, is our location. We are walkable to just about everything in downtown Wausau, including the Woodson Art Museum. Book your room at the Stewart Inn Boutique Hotel today, and come celebrate the arts with us.