Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
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© Alison Leedham

Art & Photography

Whether your preferred medium is paint, graphite, or photographs, we'll help you enjoy the beauty of nature in a whole new light. Let nature be your muse by finding inspiration at one of our sanctuaries or join a program to deepen your skills. 

Painting of Concord River
Summer on Concord River by Barry Van Dusen

Museum of American Bird Art

The Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon (MABA) is a professional art museum and home to Mass Audubon's extensive art collection. 

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Featured Stories

  • A small owl in front of three people sitting at desks with art supplies.
    Museum of American Bird Art, Canton

    The Nature of Art: Deepening Conservation Connections

    For more than 100 years, Mass Audubon has proudly maintained a prestigious collection of nature- and bird- inspired art. Now we are looking forward to new and innovative ways to bring our collection and programs to even wider audiences.

  • Sanderlings on beach
    Sanderlings © Leah Desrochers

    How to Become a Better Bird Photographer

    Learn the ins and outs of taking stellar bird photos. 

  • View of mountains at sunset in North Adams
    2021 Photo Contest Winner Landscapes @ Eric Dubreuil

    Previous Photo Contest Winners

    See the winners and honorable mentions from previous years of Mass Audubon's statewide Picture This: Your Great Outdoors Photo Contest.

  • Starry sky and city lights on a beach in Falmouth © Evan Guarino
    Beach in Falmouth © Evan Guarino

    Photo Contest: How to Take a Winning Photo

    Looking to improve your photography skills? Here are just a few tricks of the trade. 

Find a Place to Explore Art

Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries across the state offer plentiful opportunities to both make and view art.

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Latest News

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Rendering of what MABA will look like from the outside. Modern tan building with floor to ceiling windows and flat roof on hillside
Exterior view (conceptual model)
News June 25, 2024

A New Home for the Museum of American Bird Art

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Foraged collage by Nicole Marcotte and illustration by Dave Rothstein side by side on a white background
News June 21, 2024

On Display in Arcadia’s Visitors Center: "Closely Knit" and "Foraged Fantasies"

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A man crouched in front of a rock with a camera.
News June 18, 2024

In Your Words: Nature Man Mike Nature (a.k.a. Michael Bryant)

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Mass Audubon Shop

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Photography Guidelines & Requests

Be sure to follow our ethical photography guidelines and to submit a request if you'd like to use one of our wildlife sanctuaries for commercial photography. 

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