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Exhibits & Events

True to its name, the Museum always features substantial exhibits of bird carvings by Wendell Gilley. Changing displays of bird carvings by Museum members and the Carver-in-Residence are also regularly on view, as is a collection of miniature waterfowl by the Cape Cod carver who inspired Gilley, A. Elmer Crowell. Every summer and fall season, a temporary exhibition drawn from other museums, galleries, artists and private collections brings something new to the Southwest Harbor art scene, be it contemporary or historical in nature. Other times of the year, the Museum rotates exhibitions from its holdings of prints and paintings.

Events at the Museum include receptions for the opening of new exhibitions, carving shows featuring works from our workshops, free public admission days, and fund-raising and friend-raising events. As with exhibits and workshops, most events are open to the public, but to really be “in the flock,” become a Museum member.

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