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Birds as art: Two exhibitions of carvings by Larry Barth

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Killdeer by Larry Barth, sculpture, 2009, collection of Nellie and Kirk Williams.

Look close at the Killdeer above. Its mandibles are parted, its orange-rimmed eyes are open wide, and its wings and tail are spread. It’s performing a broken-wing display, and its alarm is palpable even though the bird, a 2009 carving by master wildlife artist Larry Barth, is not real. You can view it and many other examples of Barth’s art at the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon, in Canton, Massachusetts, until January 18, and at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury, Maryland, from March 11 to August 21. Don’t miss it.

Larry Barth: Birds, Art & Design

Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon
September 19, 2015-January 18, 2016

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
March 11-August 21, 2016
Opening reception: March 11, 5-7:00 p.m.

Read about the book Birds, Art & Design, by Larry Barth (Amazon).

 

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