Exhibitions in the Gallery

MABA main gallery space with exhibit

MABA Gallery Hours 
Tuesday-Sunday, 1-5 pm

Clarence Gardner's House 200
Little Compton Historical Society

The Shorebird Decoys of Clarence Gardner & Newton Dexter

July 13 – October 31, 2019
This exhibit displays decoys from the extraordinary rig of Dr. Clarence T. Gardner and Simon Newton Dexter. Learn more >


"Reflected" by Tony King, 2008 © Judy & Tony King Foundation
"Reflected" by Tony King, 2008 © Judy & Tony King Foundation

The Peace of Wild Things: Herons & Egrets Through the Lens of B.A. (Tony) King

September 28, 2019 – January 19, 2020
Tony King (1934-2017) felt a particular affinity for herons and egrets, and this exhibit reveals the photographer's devotion to his subjects and the habitats that sustain them. 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 >