Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty

What the Birds Know

Exhibition Website

May 14 2015 - Sep 17 2017

Patrick Dougherty bends, weaves and flexes saplings into architectural sculptures that dynamically relate to the landscape and built environment around them.  Located on the Crowninshield-Bentley Lawn.

Over the last 30 years, he has created more than 250 works throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Constructed from saplings collected by area volunteers, What the Birds Know provides dramatic counterpoint to the highly finished wood-frame Crowninshield-Bentley House that dates to the early 18th century. This is the first time PEM has commissioned an outdoor sculptural installation. 

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Installation
  • Contemporary
  • Architecture
  • Patrick Dougherty

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