Past Exhibitions

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.


October 1, 2017 – January 14, 2018
Manakin © Debby Kaspari
© Debby Kaspari

Perched On a Page portrays the daily life of birds, captured by artist Debby Kaspari sketching them in the faraway—and not-so-faraway—corners of the world. Learn more >

May 21 – September 17, 2017
Piping Plover and Shore Flies © Barry Van Dusen
Piping Plover and Shore Flies by Barry Van Dusen, watercolor, 2016. © Barry Van Dusen

In a Natural State features nearly 50 stunning new watercolors by Barry Van Dusen, each celebrating the flora and fauna of Mass Audubon's 56 wildlife sanctuaries. Learn more >

January 29 – May 14, 2017
Listening for Woodcock by James Coe, oil on linen on board, 2016. © James Coe.
Listening for Woodcock by James Coe, oil on linen on board, 2016. © James Coe.

Birdscapes: Recent Paintings by James Coe features nearly three dozen oil paintings that represent a now fully-realized personal style that is less about bird painting and more an exultation of the artist's experiences in nature. Learn more >

October 1, 2016 - January 15, 2017
Cerulean Warber
Cerulean Warbler by Jess Blackstone (1909-1988). Private collection.

The Art of the Miniature features rare works by six masters of miniature bird carving: Jess Blackstone, Elmer Crowell, A. J. Dando, A. J. King, Joseph Lincoln and Robert Morse. These rare carvings will be on exhibit through January 15, 2017. Learn more >

July 15 - October 15, 2016
Eskimo curlew and ruddy turnstone by John Dilley. Collection of The Farmers’ Museum.
Eskimo curlew and ruddy turnstone by John Dilley. Collection of The Farmers’ Museum.

The exquisitely crafted shorebird decoys of John Dilley were promoted in Henry C. Squires’ 1890 catalogue as “the finest decoys ever produced,” and few connoisseurs would argue that point. Learn More >

September 19, 2015 - January 18, 2016
Killdeer © Larry Barth, private collection
Killdeer © Larry Barth, private collection

Birds, Art & Design is a new exhibition organized in conjunction with Barth’s much-anticipated new book of the same title. It presents a comprehensive gathering of his recent work, on loan from collectors and museums across North America. Learn More >