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Making Marks

April 25, 2016 - February 19, 2017
Woodson Art Museum, 700 North Twelfth St
Wausau, WI 54403 United States

Exhibit on display until February 19, 2017. This selection of avian-themed drawings ranges from quick sketches to intricately detailed illustrations, highlighting artists’ varied approaches and the importance of field observation.

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History Speaks: Pieces of the Past: Quilts Tell a Story

July 23, 2016 - May 1, 2017
Marathon County Historical Society, 410 McIndoe Street
Wausau, WI 54403 United States

The exhibit will be on view until May 2017. Our newest exhibit at the Marathon County Historical Society is set to open in a just a few weeks. “Pieces of the Past: Quilts Tell a Story” will tell the local … Continued

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Recent Acquisitions

September 10, 2016 - February 19, 2017
Woodson Art Museum, 700 North Twelfth St
Wausau, WI 54403 United States

Art museums by nature are acquisitive. Growing the Woodson Art Museum’s collection remains a core value and ongoing goal. This selection of recently acquired artworks demonstrates the strength of the Woodson’s collection as it strives to set the standard for … Continued

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Santa’s Pizza Party Train Ride

November 19, 2016 - January 14, 2017
Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad Train Depot, N6639 Dilly Lake Rd.
Trego, WI 54888 Select a Country:

A family favorite, Santa’s Pizza Party Train Rides celebrates the upcoming season aboard a historic train along the scenic Namekagon River. Train ride includes pizza, a holiday cookie, hot chocolate and a special gift for each child. Trains depart the Trego … Continued

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Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light

December 3, 2016 - February 26, 2017
Woodson Art Museum, 700 North Twelfth St
Wausau, WI 54403 United States

Tiffany Studios’ leaded-glass lampshades and windows, designed with colorfully luminous opalescent glass, shine as some of the twentieth century’s most striking, iconic decorative objects. As a painter, Louis C. Tiffany – son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of luxury retailer … Continued

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Enduring Beauty: Art Nouveau Glass

December 3, 2016 - July 30, 2017
Woodson Art Museum, 700 North Twelfth St
Wausau, WI 54403 United States

American art glass was greatly influenced by the tenets of Art Nouveau. Between 1890-1910, artists eschewed the elaborate Victorian decoration and repetitious designs of the industrial revolution. Instead, favoring form following function, they used sinuous asymmetrical lines, floral- and plant-inspired … Continued

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Race Day: Photos from the Flat Track

January 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - June 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W Canal St
Milwaukee, WI 53201 United States

Flat track racing’s preeminent photographer takes you down to pit row and into the grandstands to document the thrills and chills of life in the fast lane. Dave Hoenig has captured more than 1,000 races in his career, keeping his … Continued

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Nutcracker in the Castle

November 18, 2016 @ 11:00 am - January 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Paine Art Center & Gardens, 1410 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901 United States

The Nutcracker story unfolds in the Paine “castle” with the historic rooms elaborately decorated as the fantastic scenes of the beloved holiday fairy tale. During evening candlelight tours, magical settings shimmer in the glow of more than seventy Christmas trees. … Continued

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12:00 pm

Polar Bear Plunge

January 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lakeside Park, Downtown
jacksonport, WI 54235 United States

Put on your swimsuit and join the Jacksonport Polar Bear Club for a brisk dip in Lake Michigan. Bring towels, blankets, warm clothes and anything else you might need to help warm up afterward. Donations to Feed My People will … Continued

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1:00 pm

21st Annual Polar Bear Plunge

January 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Yearly on the same date until January 1, 2020
Harbor View Pub & Eatery, 1094 Lake Avenue N.
Phillips, WI 54555 United States

Get freezin' for a reason! You are invited to participate in the coolest fundraiser ever! Plunge into the icy cold waters of Long Lake and support your favorite local ATV or Snowmobile Club. 100% of the pledge money will benefit … Continued

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