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Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

700 N 12th St, Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007
+1 715-845-7010
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Beautiful building and grounds, great art exhibits.

We try to visit whenever there is a new exhibit. I feel a point is made to make a lot of diversity... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
ekpresley
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Wausau, Wisconsin
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Absolutely loved the Escher exhibit as well as the artist featured in the lower level. Always love... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Faith20152015
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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700 N 12th St, Franklin & Twelfth Streets, Wausau, WI 54403-5007
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We try to visit whenever there is a new exhibit. I feel a point is made to make a lot of diversity in their exhibits, to interest many people with different aspects of art. It is free and the volunteers at the front desk are...More

Thank ekpresley
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

We're so glad that you visit frequently and to experience each new exhibition. Thanks for sharing your appreciation and for continuing to encourage others to visit often - always admission free.

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved the Escher exhibit as well as the artist featured in the lower level. Always love spending time there.

Thank Faith20152015
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

So glad you enjoyed experiencing the M.C. Escher and Robin Lauersdorf exhibitions. Thanks for continuing to spread the word widely and for returning soon and often!

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This was a fabulous little gem in the middle of a residential neighborhood. We visited the museum because of the M C Escher exhibition, and were so thrilled to see so many other wonderful artists, too. Reubens Peale, J J Audubon, Tiffany to name only...More

Thank Carol S
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Tremendous! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here and chose to share your excitement with others widely. We hope you'll continue to do so and return soon and often, always admission free.

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

It was amazing. We were there 2 hours and then we walked the outdoor sculpture gardens. We saw the M. C. Escher exhibit. Fascinating. Enjoyed the audio tour. They also had an artist exhibit from Madison, Wi who was delightful.

Thank janiel00
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time here and we hope you'll return with others again - always admission free - soon and often! Contemporary Japanese ceramics are the focus of this summer's exhibition, followed by the 42nd-annual Birds in Art exhibition this fall.

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Leigh Yawkey Art Museum is probably one of the best art museums in the Midwest, and could be up there for the U.S.A. Whenever we have visited, the staff have been very accommodating and are able to answer any questions one may have. Their displays...More

Thank Cindy G
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for your gracious, hearty endorsement and for sharing it widely with others. We're thrilled that your experiences here exceed your expectations - something we all continually strive for each and every day. How gratifying to hear this a favorite place for your family...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Spring break and we couldn't afford to go to the beaches or other warm spots, but we found this museum to be a fantastic day trip from Chippewa Falls. There is a very unique opportunity to see one of the most extensive exhibits of MC...More

Thank ChippewaJohnson
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

How terrific that you chose to make the trip here for a Woodson Art Museum spring break vacation - just what we'd hope many would do, taking advantage of the extraordinary opportunity to experience this M.C. Escher retrospective - admission free. Thanks for sharing your...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

Always enjoy going up to see the changing exhibits that they have. Sometimes living in the same city we don't take advantage of the wonderful Art museum and gardens we have right here. If you enjoy the Arts this is one place you should not...More

Thank kathleenl270
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for visiting often and encouraging others to be tourists in their own hometown and frequently take advantage of all the inspirational opportunities here.

Reviewed 1 March 2017

I visited the Tiffany Glass display in February and had visited the Birds in Art exhibit last fall. The museum is easy to reach and located in a quiet hillside area of beautiful historic homes. I found walking through the gallery and surrounding outdoor sculpture...More

Thank bobbie492017
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

We're thrilled that you enjoyed your time here, look forward to returning, and took the time to provide such insightful comments to help guide and encourage visits; we're so grateful! Thank you for appreciating the Woodson Art Museum's ongoing commitment to always free admission, a...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were startled and pleased that there was no cost, even with the guide. Great place, warm friendly people

Thank schneidkathy
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

Thank you for expressing your appreciation for the Woodson Art Museum's ongoing commitment to always free admission, a crucial part of the Museum's dedication to providing barrier-free access to exceptional visual arts experiences for all.

Reviewed 2 February 2017

Famous among certain art afficinados mainly for their annual juried 'Birds in Art' show every fall this beautiful museum in a quiet part of Wausau has some other stellar attractions. Their sculpture garden (in a wooded area) is very good with some delightful sculptures including...More

Thank Jeffrey K
Amy B, marketing and communications manager at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2017

What lovely comments you've shared; thank you for doing so. We hope you'll continue to spread the word and return often with family and friends.

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Response from alohagal1949 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour is enough to see the chairs exhibit. Other galleries are bird art that is dependent on your interest. The outside grounds are worth seeing in warm weather which shouldn't take more than 1/2 hours. If you... More
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