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
It’s the last month to discover and share our 2016 community art show, “In Layers: the Art of the Egg” https://www.facebook.com/events/305884369763841/ Visit soon!
Visit art and artists at “In Layers” Reception: Sept 10, 3-6pm. (“51 Birds” © C V Talmage, used by permission) http://ow.ly/69JM303i0vt http://ow.ly/i/ma2R8
Be part of our 2016 eggs-hibition! Do you create? Do you have a thing for birds, science, or conservation? We do too. The Birds of Vermont Museum seeks art and craft that focus on the beauty, biology, and essence of eggs for our 2016 season Art Exhibit, In Layers: The Art of the Egg. We’re hoping …
In selecting art for the Birds of a Fiber exhibit, we hoped to allow the variety of media to hint at the diversity of birds. We had hooked rugs and traditional penny rugs, photographs rendered in cross-stitch, crocheted and fabric sculptures, needle felted miniatures, multimedia collages, paper sculpture, and quilts. We hope you had a chance to see some of …