Mike Anderson, “Red-winged Blackbird,” 2012, woodcut on rives paper

Avian marvels in a wide variety of styles and mediums are currently being showcased at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin. Who’s included?

“Passionate Pursuits: Birds in Our Landscapes” is an ongoing exhibition of avian art at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. On view through February 18, 2018, the exhibition presents a range of both historical and contemporary works in a variety of media —celebrating one of the most inspirational subjects in art.

Robert Caldwell, “Sewanne Barn,” 2008, oil on hardboard
Eric Conklin, “The Brood,” 2004, oil on oak panel
John Mullican, “Downy Woodpecker,” paint on tupelo
Roger Tory Peterson, “Baltimore Oriole and Young,” 1950, watercolor on illustration board

“Avian marvels that live in and pass through Midwest cities, rural landscapes, and our backyard feeders connect us with nature,” the museum writes. “They are alluring to watch, sing melodiously, and balance our ecosystem. Whether perched atop a tree, taking a turn at the nest, or foraging for food, birds provide unlimited inspiration for creative artistry.”

To learn more, visit the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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