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Exterior view (conceptual model). Modern tan building with floor to ceiling windows and flat roof on hillside
Exterior view (conceptual model)

A New Home for the Museum of American Bird Art

June 25, 2024

Above: Exterior view (Conceptual model)

Mass Audubon is excited to announce that we have launched a major capital project to build a new home for our beloved Museum of American Bird Art (MABA). Having outgrown the museum’s original gallery location in Canton MA, MABA will be moving its exhibition space to Brewster’s Woods Wildlife Sanctuary in historic Concord. 

A Vision for the Future

Design for the new museum facility is underway, with a vision of a modern, energy efficient, and elegant building nestled into the landscape of the sanctuary. Once the home of William Brewster, Mass Audubon’s first President and a noted ornithologist and nature photographer of his time, Brewster’s Woods provides the perfect setting to showcase the MABA collection along with planned rotating exhibitions of contemporary art. The Brewster’s Woods setting, sitting on a knoll at a forested edge, offers views of the Concord River and meadow, as well as providing a stunning visual relationship between art and the environment and encouraging visitors to explore both our art collection and the outdoors.  

Interior view (conceptual model) Floor to ceiling windows, wood floor and ceiling, white walls with art hanging.
Interior view (conceptual model)
Interior view (conceptual model)

The new museum will double our available exhibition space and serve as a dynamic and fitting showplace for our incredible permanent collection, temporary exhibitions, and lively and thought-provoking programs around creativity, wildlife, and climate action. We have already begun the multi-year design project, and we hope to break ground in 2026. 

We are incredibly excited about this new space, which will complement a renewed vision for the Museum of American Bird Art as an incubator for ideas and exploration, as we harness the power of art to deepen connections with nature and inspire people to action. MABA’s future couldn’t be brighter, and we hope you will join us as we unlock our boundless potential at Brewster’s Woods! 

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For questions about the project, contact Jennifer S. Tafe, Director, Museum of American Bird Art at [email protected]