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SEE this, DO that, AND DISCOVER everything, from exhibits to ice cream

 

Exhibits

 

Changing Currents

Farm Life

Object Theater: This Day

Ayres Associates Gallery: Art All Around

Children's Gallery: History Quest

 

Historic Buildings

 

Anderson House

Sunnyview School

Schlegelmilch House

 

Museum Store

 

Library & Archives

 

Ice Cream Parlor

 

Carson Park

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Chippewa Valley Museum
PO Box 1204
Eau Claire, WI 54702-1204

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Eau Claire, WI 54703
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AYRES ASSOCIATES GALLERY: ART ALL AROUND

Anna Kysilko with granddaugthers Terry and Ann Andre, 1954.

Cooking Thanksgiving turkey at Kysilko Farm - Anna Kysilko with granddaugthers Terry and Ann Andre, 1954. The art of cooking is a foodway that we learn from our friends and family members.

OPENING IN JULY!

Folk art is all around us, but we are often unaware of its presence. The exhibit Art All Around helps visitors find folk art in their daily lives by looking at how folk art is expressed through music, food, handcrafts, and hunting.

The exhibit was curated by students from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

German-made accordion originally used by the Motycka family in the late 1800s and decorated by Ralph Rubenzer in 2005.

German-made accordion originally used by the Motycka family in the late 1800s and decorated by Ralph Rubenzer in 2005 . Rubenzer learned to play the accordion by ear and played in local music halls for 60 years.

A successful hunt, 1927.

A successful hunt, 1927. The art of hunting deer and preserving meat is maintained by families and friends, who teach the next generation how to carry on these traditions.

 

Duck carved by Vincent Petrick, 1981.

Duck carved by Vincent Petrick, 1981. Wood carving is a type of folk art that has been around for centuries, passed on from one person to another to provide necessary tools for daily life. Over time it has evolved and artists like Vincent Petrick have created objects like this purely for pleasure.

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