Birds in Art

Birds in Art

Saturday, June 16 through Monday, Aug. 13

The Story of the Exhibition

Three simple words—birds in art—took  on multidimensional significance as an exhibition title in the mid-1970s. Soaring ever since, Birds in Art is internationally recognized as setting the standard for avian-themed art. Each year the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, located in Wausau, Wisconsin, invites contemporary artists working in an array of mediums, including oil, watercolor, the graphic arts, bronze, stone, and others, to submit artworks interpreting birds—or even the suggestion of a bird—for jury consideration. The Birds in Art phenomenon is a tribute to the more than 1,000 artists whose artworks have comprised the annual exhibition since 1976. Following the new iteration of the exhibition each fall at the Woodson Art Museum, curators select sixty artworks for this touring exhibition presented at museums across the United States. Like birds migrating with the seasons, Birds in Art makes its way to new locations, resonating and inspiring viewers in endlessly novel ways.

 

Birds in Art at Cumming Nature Center

RMSC Cumming Nature Center is delighted to host Birds in Art.  Nestled in the stunning Finger Lakes in Naples, NY, the Cumming Nature Center encourages the public to explore the intersection between art, science, and nature.  Hosting the Birds in Art exhibit is a milestone in the exciting new upward trajectory that the nature center is on. It represents the spirit of craft and design, and its relationship with the natural world.  Experiences like Wooden Bird Carving and Birds in Culinary Art offer the opportunity to hone a handcraft either in the studio or in the kitchen deepening the connection to the exhibit elements that highlight both the birds of exotic locations but also the birds of the farmyard.  There are so many ways into this exhibit that you are bound to find something that resonates. Bird Identification Seminars will offer indoor and outdoor training to up your bird watching game. will pair classes with share a different perspective Pairing these experiences with the arrival of Birds in Art deepens our visitors connection to the content while expanding their understanding of the scientific, cultural, and artistic relevance of some of the most fascinating creatures on the planet.  It’ll also offer some of the best indoor bird watching to be had this summer.

 

Related Experiences

carved wooden robinBird Carving
June 16-17 & July 7-8 

Carve and painting a life size, American Robin or Baltimore Oriole in an antique smooth style. The instructor, Robin Salsbury, will be providing all the materials including wood, paint, wire for legs, and glass eyes as well as knives and paint brushes. For over 20 years, Robin has carved numerous birds, generally preferring native species. His repertoire includes ducks, geese, shorebirds, songbirds, and even a life-size Ivory-Billed Woodpecker.

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