Exhibitions in the Gallery

MABA main gallery space with exhibit

MABA Gallery Hours

Thursday, Friday, & Sunday • 12:00–5:00 pm
Saturday • 9:00 am–5:00 pm

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Cooper's Hawk © David Sibley, acrylic - original art from "What It’s Like to Be a Bird"
Cooper's Hawk © David Sibley, acrylic

What It's Like to Be a Bird—Paintings by David Sibley

October 16, 2020 – June 6, 2021
David Sibley is America's pre-eminent field guide artist and author, and this exhibit features more than 40 original paintings from his newest book. Learn more >


"Snow Buntings" [detail], engraving by John J. Audubon - Mass Audubon Collection
"Snow Buntings" engraving by John J. Audubon (Mass Audubon Collection)

Recent Acquisitions

Spanning three centuries and a variety of styles and mediums, the scope of these recent acquisitions is representative of the breadth of Mass Audubon's collection.  Learn more >

Young artist painting outdoors © Sean Kent
© Sean Kent

Submissions are currently closed

The goal of the Taking Flight exhibitions is to create a greater awareness and appreciation for birds while fostering the development of young artists and sharing their work with the public. Open to artists ages 4–18 of all skill levels.  

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Piping Plover and Shore Flies © Barry Van Dusen
Piping Plover and Shore Flies by Barry Van Dusen, watercolor, 2016. © Barry Van Dusen

Past exhibitions have explored artworks by a wide range of artists, from Audubon to Warhol, and from folk and sporting art to field guide illustration and contemporary wildlife photography. Learn More >

Front cover of Massachusetts Masterpieces
Cover image: Black-bellied Plover by Melvin G. Lawrence (1870-1932)

Developed from the acclaimed 2013 exhibition at MABA, Massachusetts Masterpieces: The Decoy as Art is unique among decoy books: a lavishly produced art book combined with important, new historical material. Seventeen carvers are profiled, accompanied by thirty-six never-before-published historical photographs. Learn More >