Published on July 14, 2021

MABA Exhibition Updates

multiple children doing nature based art outside with foliage behind them

There are exciting developments on the horizon for the Museum of American Bird Art.

A pause in exhibitions will enable some improvements to the building. During this time we are partnering with the Concord Museum to develop an exhibition to open there in March. Featuring art from our collection, it will explore the history of Mass Audubon’s Brewster’s Woods Wildlife Sanctuary in Concord, which was owned a century ago by William Brewster, a prominent ornithologist and the organization’s first president.

Meanwhile, something completely new is emerging. The Nest: a nature-inspired maker space / design workshop / art studio will be installed for our day camp children to explore this summer, and will open to the public in the fall. Funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services as well as private donations, The Nest will inspire family visitors and school field trip participants alike to engage in hands-on, multi-sensory design projects with an array of unusual art materials and cool tools—integrating nature, art and science. The Nest represents a significant expansion of MABA’s focus on nature-based STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education.

Art and nature programs will continue at MABA both on site and virtually, and we welcome visitors to explore the trails on the 124-acre wildlife sanctuary.