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Upcoming Exhibitions

Visit the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum often to experience what’s new on view, hands-on programs for all ages, and opportunities to interact with and learn from visiting artists.

Birds in Art 2020

September 12 through November 29, 2020

Artwork from 114 artists from throughout the world will be included in the 45th annual Birds in Art exhibition. This year, 510 artists submitted 830 artworks for consideration by the three-person jury. The exhibition includes artwork by the Museum’s 2020 Master Artist Timothy David Mayhew, 22 who were named Master Artists during previous Birds in Art exhibitions, and 91 artists whose work was selected by the jury.

The first day to view “Birds in Art” 2020 will be Saturday, September 12. As a Covid-19 precaution, all Birds in Art opening-day festivities are suspended; there will be no Master Artist Talk and no Artists in Action on Saturday morning, September 12. Before visiting this fall, to know what to bring and expect. The Museum’s extended opening-weekend hours are 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 12, and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, September 13.

The Global Language of Headwear: Cultural Identity, Rites of Passage, & Spirituality

December 5, 2020 through February 28, 2021

From headdresses and helmets to turbans and crowns, explore the vital role of ceremonial headwear throughout diverse cultural customs, beliefs, and rituals. Transcending utilitarian purposes, each head covering is a work of art, showcasing skill and creativity in conveying meaning. In a profusion of shapes and styles, materials, and embellishments, these hats and headdresses communicate beauty, the diversity of the world’s cultures, and ideas shared throughout humanity.

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