Exhibitions in the Gallery

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The exhibitions gallery is currently closed to all visitors.

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 >


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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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 >