The Wendell Gilley Museum is a community center that celebrates the life and work of Wendell Gilley, a pioneer in the field of decorative bird carving. It teaches the art of bird carving and presents art exhibitions and educational programs with a special focus on people, nature and art. The Museum endeavors to inspire appreciation of the visual arts, engagement in artistic creativity, and respect and care for the natural world.
Summer has come to Southwest Harbor, Maine, home of the Wendell Gilley Museum. Hummingbirds buzz each other, jostling for position among the flowers and the voices of thrushes float flute-like from the forest. We are open during July and August on Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm, and on Sunday from noon - 5 pm, with last new entry to the galleries at 4:30 pm. We are closed every Monday and on July 4th. Come see what's happening in the galleries and workshop and remember to scope out the Museum Store for New England bird carvings, carving supplies and avian-themed books and gifts.