Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

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Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
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Established 1976
Location Wausau, Wisconsin
Coordinates 44°57′43″N 89°36′47″W / 44.962°N 89.613°W / 44.962; -89.613
Type Art museum
Director Kathy Kelsey Foley[1]
Curator Andrew McGivern, Jane Weinke [1]
Website www.lywam.org

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum is located in Wausau, Wisconsin. It is best known for its annual "Birds in Art" exhibition, which exhibits contemporary artistic representations of birds. The annual exhibition has been held beginning the week after Labor Day since the museum's founding in 1976.[2] The museum stands on a 4-acre (16,000 m2) estate in a 1931 English Tudor style house previously owned by Alice Woodson Forester and John E. Forester. The Foresters donated their home in 1973 and the museum opened in September 1976.[3]

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