Exhibitions

Massachusetts Masterpieces: The Decoy as Art, May – Sep 2013
Massachusetts Masterpieces: The Decoy as Art, May – Sep 2013

Exhibitions are open Tuesday-Sunday, 1-5 pm.

Perched On a Page

Manakin © Debby Kaspari
© Debby Kaspari

October 1, 2017 – January 14, 2018
Artist Debby Kaspari portrays the daily life of birds, sketching them in the faraway—and not-so-faraway—corners of the world. Learn more >

  

Recent Acquisitions

Black-faced Antthrush by John Sill, watercolor, 1990. Mass Audubon Collection, bequest of Ted Raymond, 2016.
Black-faced Antthrush by John Sill, watercolor, 1990. Mass Audubon Collection, bequest of Ted Raymond, 2016.

October 22, 2016 - indefinite
This has been a banner year for gifts of art at the Museum of American Bird Art, and this small exhibit presents 11 of the 42 artworks received as gifts or bequests. Learn more >

Nest by Virginia Jones

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 >

"Cloudy Day" by Carolina Perez (age 10)
"Cloudy Day" by Carolina Perez (age 10)

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. 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 >