Gropius House


From Mass Audubon’s founding in 1896, gifts and bequests of art flowed to the fledgling organization. At first the core of the collection was, understandably, works by Audubon—including many hand-colored engravings from his Birds of America.

Over time the collection has expanded to embrace hundreds of paintings, sculpture, and works on paper by some of the most acclaimed bird artists of Europe and America: Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Frank W. Benson, Robert Verity Clem, and Lars Jonsson, among others. The collection also contains works by well-known artists not usually associated with birds, such as Milton Avery, Leonard Baskin, and Andy Warhol.

All the artworks in this gallery are from Mass Audubon’s collection. Below is an additional sampling.