The museum's collection of more than 5,000 pieces includes paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and decorative objects focused on art of the natural world.
The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum collection began with birds and then took flight to encompass and embrace the art of the natural world. Today, more than 14,000 works of art, including paintings, drawings and field sketches, graphics, photographs, and sculpture, celebrate the essence and spirit of birds from around the world.
The collection also includes decorative arts: more than 125 Victorian glass baskets, early twentieth-century utilitarian and decorative glassware and porcelains, nearly 100 Royal Worcester porcelain bird figurines designed by Dorothy Doughty, and a survey collection of historic and contemporary glass vessel forms and sculptural objects.
Exhibitions change throughout the year, housed in an English Tudor home which has been renovated and expanded to include a 2-story gallery and a 9,000 square foot addition on landscaped grounds that feature outdoor sculpture.
Folded-paper works by nine artists include sculpture and large-scale installation
Paintings, sculptures, and graphics by artists from around the world
Decorative piercing and cutting, extended to paper, cloth, metal, wood, rubber and much more
Artwork of native plants by resident artists
60+ artworks use the tenets of portraiture to capture the essence of their avian subjects
Discover the beauty of shorebirds through sculptures and works on paper