On the Wing: Artworks from the Museum of American Bird Art

June 1, 2018 – February 24, 2019

Off-Site at the Eustis Estate Museum

Crested Grebe by John James Audubon (Chromolithograph, 1860). Mass Audubon Collection.
Crested Grebe by John James Audubon

Crested Grebe by John James Audubon
(Chromolithograph, 1860). Mass Audubon Collection.

MABA is delighted to partner with Historic New England (HNE) by sharing artworks from its collection in a new exhibit entitled On the Wing, which opened on June 1 at HNE's extraordinary 1878 Eustis Estate in Milton.

On the Wing features a small selection of paintings, prints, and sculpture spanning three centuries and a variety of styles and mediums. Inspired by HNE's current Head to Toe exhibition, many of the works selected depict bird species that were once used in the feather hat trade.

In 1896, Mass Audubon's Founding Mothers, Harriet Hemenway (sister-in-law to the Eustises) and Minna Hall, established the organization to stop the slaughter of birds for women's fashion. 

On display from June 1, 2018 – February 24, 2019.


Eustis Estate Museum hall © Eustis Estate Museum
Eustis Estate Museum hall © Eustis Estate Museum

Exhibition Information

Please check the Eustis Estate Museum website for hours and fees.

The Eustis Estate is located just five miles north of MABA in Milton.  

1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186
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Contact Information

Please call 781-821-8853 or email maba@massaudubon.org