Exhibitions in the Gallery

MABA main gallery space with exhibit

MABA Gallery Hours 
Tuesday-Friday, 12-4 pm • Saturday-Sunday1-5 pm

"Dinner Party" linocut © Sherrie York
"Dinner Party" © Sherrie York

Under Pressure—Birds in the Printed Landscape: Linocuts by Sherrie York

June 15 – September 15, 2019
Sherrie York is celebrated for her vibrant linocut and woodblock prints capturing the beauty of birds in their natural surroundings. Learn more >


Clarence Gardner's House 200
Little Compton Historical Society


The Shorebird Decoys of Clarence Gardner & Newton Dexter

July 13 – September 29, 2019
This exhibit displays decoys from the extraordinary rig of Dr. Clarence T. Gardner and Simon Newton Dexter. Learn more >

Young artist painting outdoors © Sean Kent
© Sean Kent
Submission deadline is June 15, 2019!

The goal of the Taking Flight exhibition 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 >