Wausau Hop: Leigh Yawkey Art Museum

The travelholic family is always on the lookout for museums as our trip here in Wisconsin. That’s because the state of Wisconsin is so rich in art. It seems like every city you go to, there is always an art museum where amazing creations of Wisconsin and world-renowned artists are displayed. And being an art appreciative people that we are, it’s always a fun way to hit the road and drive to new places to check out what art museums have to offer.


Last month, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, a city some 35 minutes north, was what our destination. Thanks to The Churkey for inviting us to come along with them. We were also able to invite our Pinay friends here in town who wanted to go. Ate Eve and Anah did go with us and we had a wonderful time.


Here’s one of the artistic creations in that place that I sure think it’s worth sharing:



The nice thing about Leigh Yawkey Art Museum is that on warm days, there are displays outdoor that await every art enthusiast. One of them is what Artist and acclaimed Steven Siegel did: constructing a serpentine wall of papers as high as 12 feet. Imagine how many pieces and pages of papers were used for it!


Inspired by Wausau’s logging and paper industry roots, acclaimed sculptor Steven Siegel leads a volunteer corps to construct a serpentine wall in the Woodson Art Museum’s sculpture garden, May 15-27. Siegel’s work raises questions about the environmental impact of what humans produce, consume, and leave behind and what can be done with discarded materials. Siegel creates public art in natural and urban environments, generally using recycled materials, and is driven by a desire to create beauty from the detritus that human beings leave in their wake. The sculpture, supported by a wooden frame, will comprise – literally – tons of staked paper. The project requires individuals with carpentry skills, and teens and adults to unbundle and fold paper as well as to carry, stack, and stake paper.


...I was one amazed individual for this creativity and imagination put into action!


Stevens Point girls and Siegel's work of art!


Accordingly, this sculpture is made up of 24,000 pounds of paper. Isn’t that amazing? The artist himself aimed at letting this creation last for three years in this spot, and so I am full of wonders of the papers shall stay fine during the winter when the snowing and the melting shall transpire. I’ll just wait and see. Lol.


Inside the museum building were frames of photo displayed in the gallery which were these:


A beehive, eh?


Behind those piled papers



Apparently, Siegel has gotten an inspiration from what this display in the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts was created and displayed. Wisconsin, being a state rich in paper industry, is a perfect place for Siegel to place his imagination into reality. Amazing indeed!



P.S. More photos from this museum in the coming posts!


15 thoughts on “Wausau Hop: Leigh Yawkey Art Museum
  1. MC says:

    It looks fun to be around you and your family! :)

    Visiting from WW.

  2. gagay says:

    wow!! masikap kau magtambak ug papel..hehehe!

    hopping from Wednesday Whites.. hope you can drop by too at my entry here..have a great week ahead!

  3. Rovie says:

    Work of art!

    Visiting from WW. Hope you can visit back. My entries are #30 and #31…


  4. Seow wei says:

    I never see it, it would be great to know that, visiting from ww.

  5. AliehS says:

    I envy your family getaways bisan ga kurug. i wish my husband is willing to drive us anywhere instead of sitting here inside doing nothing

  6. Leah H. says:

    That’s great!Fun, fun, fun!

    Visiting for WW!!! Hope you can visit me back:)

  7. Jessica says:

    great view, looks like you guys had fun Mommy Rcel, thank you for sharing :-) visiting for WW, hope that you can visit me back too

  8. enzo says:

    truly one great place to visit…

    returning the love from TT…


  9. Cookie says:

    wow, so creative and artistic.
    nice pics with your family sis!
    thanks for the visit. was here for my WW entry

  10. raya says:

    i always enjoy your photos, cel! thanks again for the virtual tour! and thanks for joining WW this week…

  11. imriz says:

    wow, very ingenious works. worth the visit:)

  12. katya kate says:

    Very nice museums! I love visiting these rich places too! The arts are simply amazin!

  13. Lainy says:

    Nindot kaau sis. Thanks for the wonderful share. Namroblema lang ko unsa pag-pronounce sa Leigh Yawkey, LOL!

  14. emzkie says:

    hi cel! karon pa ko ka bisita. na late intawon kay hastang bisiha. anyways.. nindot lagi dira sa inyong gi adtuan. beautiful scupltures. made of paper na no? kanang si Steven siegel ba.. mao na tong actor? =D

  15. KM says:

    hi rcel, sana one day maka visit din ako sa Wisconsin 😉

    late visit back from WW ^^ see you around!

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