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

September 28, 2019 – January 19, 2020
"Reflected" by Tony King, 2008 © Judy & Tony King Foundation
"Reflected" by Tony King, 2008 © Judy & Tony King Foundation

For over 70 years, B.A. "Tony" King (1934-2017) attentively observed the world around him, capturing it with rare artistry as a photographer.

"I need to celebrate and share my favorite places and the life that is in them," he wrote.

And this exhibition at the Museum of American Bird Art is an occasion for celebration.

King felt a particular affinity for herons and egrets, and the photographs on exhibit reveal the photographer's devotion to his subjects and the habitats that sustain them.

Portrait of Tony King © Bruce E. King, 2012
Portrait of Tony King © Bruce E. King, 2012

"I am concerned that our increasingly urbanized society is confused and overstimulated," he wrote. "And I hope that, once in a while, what I’m doing helps someone recognize and better cherish his or her own sacred places...and to reconnect with the great renewing rhythms in nature and in their lives."

Based in Massachusetts and Maine, King was not only a photographer but also a businessman, author, philanthropist, and conservationist. His photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Modern Art, the Worcester Art Museum, and the Canadian National Film Board.

On display from September 28, 2019, through January 19, 2020.


Opening Reception

Saturday, September 28, 1:00–5:00 PM

Please join us for a free reception at MABA to celebrate the opening of this exhibition. 

Light refreshments will be served. 

No registration required; open to all ages.


Exhibition Information

Tuesday-Sunday, 1:00-5:00 pm

The exhibition is at the Museum of American Bird Art.

963 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021
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Contact Information

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