Published on July 20, 2017

MABA Comes to Tanglewood This Summer

On the Wing

Mystery of the Missing Migrants, Charley Harper, 1992
"Mystery of the Missing Migrants", Charley Harper, acrylic on board, 1992. Mass Audubon Collection.

Artworks from Mass Audubon's Collection

This summer, two large rooms of the historic Highwood Manor House at Tanglewood will be filled with artworks from the collection of Mass Audubon's Museum of American Bird Art (MABA). 

Visitors will have an opportunity to see a wide variety of artworks, including a copper plate and chromolithographs by John James Audubon, the iconic 19th century American artist for whom Mass Audubon was named. 

"Sharp-tailed Sparrow," Lars Jonsson, watercolor on paper, commission, 1994. Mass Audubon Collection.
"Sharp-tailed Sparrow," Lars Jonsson, watercolor on paper, commission, 1994. Mass Audubon Collection.

The exhibit will also include evocative landscape photographs taken on glass plate negatives in the 1890s by William Brewster, Mass Audubon's first president and Harvard's first curator of ornithology. Masterful watercolors of Massachusetts birds by Europe's most renowned bird artist, Lars Jonsson, will also be on view along with the (in the artist's own words) "flat, simple, and funny" art of Charley Harper.

Finally, visitors will view some of the impressive and delightful children's art from MABA's 2016 Taking Flight juried bird art exhibition for young peopleā€”now an annual event.

Visit the Exhibit

On the Wing runs through September 4, 2017.

Location

Highwood Manor House at Tanglewood
297 West Street, Lenox, MA 01240

Hours

Exhibit hours are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Friday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.


On the Wing is part of Tanglewood Takes Flight, a four-day celebration of birds and music brought to you by Mass Audubon and Tanglewood.