Birds in Art 2022: A Lot to Celebrate

By: Kathy Kelsey Foley, director on September 7th, 2022

On the eve of Birds in Art previews, things sure look different than they did last year and the year before . . . and we’re grateful.

Five vertical sculptures with stacked discs resembling vinyl records are in a museum gallery.

While the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum notably maintained its commitment to organizing its flagship exhibition throughout the pandemic, robust related activities that expand on Birds in Art themes were largely on hold.

That’s not the case in 2022. Birds in Art is back in full and with enhancements, too:
• The catalogue has been handsomely redesigned. Each of the 118 artworks comprising this year’s exhibition is reproduced, accompanied by an artist’s statement.
• An exhibition of artist Elizabeth Turk’s “Lost Voices” sculptures and drawings complements Birds in Art. Tipping Point: Echoes of Extinction features a forest of vertical forms that are a visualization of the recorded calls of extinct and endangered birds.
• Elizabeth Turk talks about her work on the opening day of Birds in Art, Saturday, September 10, 9:30-10:30 a.m., under the big tent in the sculpture garden.
Making @ the Museum takes place on various Wednesdays, featuring a different medium on September 28, October 26, and November 16, 10:00 a.m. – Noon.
SPARK! for older adults with memory loss and their care partners returns on September 22 and October 20, 10:30 a.m. – Noon.
• Museum educators Catie Anderson and Rachel Hausmann-Schall welcome Art Beyond Sight participants on Saturday, October 22, 10:30 a.m. – Noon.
Midwest Modernisms, organized from the Museum’s collection by curator Amalia Wojciechowski brings an exciting array of rarely seen artworks to the south galleries.

Several large white tents are set up on green grass, near a brick walkway in the Museum's sculpture garden.

Legendary Woodson Art Museum hospitality remains among our guiding principles. We’re committed to exceeding all visitors’ expectations. Over the next few days, we’ll be putting our considerable skills to the test and rolling out the red carpet for sixty visiting artists and guests from around the world as we welcome Museum members, the community, and all visitors to the 2022 Birds in Art exhibition.

Celebrate with us this weekend and throughout the eleven-week run of Birds in Art, the best indoor bird watching on the planet.

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