In 2018 explore Common Grounds: art in recognition of 100 Years of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, our community art show.
With over 40 artists and photographers, and over 44 works of art, we invite you to experience new connections to birds, our shared habitats, and our common needs.
Our exhibit reception is July 19 at 3pm.
The exhibit is open through October 2018; you can see parts of it in our #FeaturedArtist series on Twitter.
Amy Alfieri’s “A Hat Is No Home” block print. Copyright © 2018 and used by permission
Show is open from May 1 to October 31 • Included with Museum admission
Artists and photographers include:
Michael & Sara Chaney
About the theme “Common Grounds”
Birds link us. We need the same things: food, water, air, places to live. We humans have sometimes used laws to protect those needs we have in common. In 1918, the US Congress put into place the Migratory Bird Treaty Act—one of the first laws setting limits on what we could and could not do specifically with respect to migratory birds. Since then, we’ve asked new questions, discovered new ramifications, and come to new understandings about what the work of conservation entails. In order for the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to be successful, people have to work together across geographic, political, socioeconomic, and ecological boundaries. We need to find—or create—common ground.
What does that look like?
Previous Art Shows
Common Grounds is our art show in recognition of 100 years of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and its conservation consequences. Experience over 40 bird-focused artworks connecting the themes of commonality, conservation, migration, and coordination among peoples, species, places, and time. Show is open from May 1 to October 31 • Included with Museum admission …
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