MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS 


 

Since 1993 William Burt’s print exhibitions have rented to some 35 museums and other institutions across the U.S. and Canada - including The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The New Brunswick Museum, The Calgary Science Center, The Liberty Science Center, The Roger Tory Peterson Institute, The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

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His currently available exhibition - Water Babies - is described below:

 

Water Babies

A portrait of the rarely seen downy young and adult birds of the wetlands – those that "get their feet wet," as it were – including ducks, grebes, gallinules and shorebirds, herons, etc.  How many can you recognize?

For 40 years, photographer William Burt has chased after the birds few people see: first rails, then bitterns, nightjars, and other skulkers – and now these, elusive creatures of a very different kind: the Water Babies.  They are the subjects of this exhibition, and his coming book. 

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Water Babies showcases (40) museum-quality pigment prints, all made by the photographer from photographs featured in the book.  All are matted and mounted on 4-ply museum rag board, framed (28x33” and 22x28”), and glazed with Cyro OP-3 AR (“abrasion resistant”) museum acrylic.  Text and title panels, wall labels, custom built shipping crates, and press materials – all are provided.  

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William Burt’s previous exhibitions have showed at some 35 museums across the U.S. and Canada, including The Carnegie MNH, The New Brunswick Museum, The Calgary Science Center, The Roger Tory Peterson Institute, and The Harvard MNH.

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Previous Exhibitions by William Burt

 

Marshes: The Disappearing Edens

 

 

 

Marshes is a collection of photographs made in wild remaining marshlands all over North America, over a period of 30 years.  The photographs are accompanied by blocks of text selected from the book of the same title (Yale University Press, 2007).

Like the marsh itself the exhibition is packed full of treasure and surprise, and gives us glimpses of a world we seldom wander, and elusive creatures most of us will never see.  Bird lovers, flower lovers, picture lovers – indeed art and nature lovers of all kinds – will explore it with wide eyes.

The show comprises 40 large archival pigment prints of exhibition quality, framed and glazed with Cyro museum acrylic.  Text and title panels, wall labels, catalog and press package, instructions for hanging & repacking, and specially designed shipping crates − all are provided.

 

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Rare & Elusive Birds Of North America

Like the book of the same title (Rizzoli/Universe, 2001), the exhibition features William Burt’s photographs of North America’s wariest, least known and most sought-after birds: the rails and bitterns of the marsh, the nightjars of the moonlit woods and hills, and a selection of elusive “songbirds.”  

 

During his 16-year pursuit Burt spent weeks in the field at a time, employing specialized equipment of his own design and visiting sites repeatedly − year a after year in certain cases, and sometimes in the middle of the night − to get the pictures he was after.

The exhibition features 20 museum-quality prints of extraordinary detail, framed and glazed with Cyro “OP3 AR” museum acrylic, ready to hang. Included with them are text and title panels, wall labels, catalog, and press materials. Crates for shipping are provided.

 

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Shadowbirds

(Retired)

After its long travel history (26 museums) Shadowbirds is now “retired,” and superseded by Rare & Elusive Birds of North America (above), now available.

 

 

 

 

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William Burt: Selected Exhibitions:

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History       Jamestown, NY

            March 11 – June 5, 2016  "Water Babies" An Exhibition by William Burt

The Connecticut River Museum     Essex, Connecticut            

            August 4 – October 12, 2015.   “Water Babies: Downy Young Birds of the Wetlands.”  Forty archival pigment inkjet prints, accompanied by quotes from the new (October 2015) book.

The Reading Public Museum      Reading, Pennsylvania

            December 13, 2008 − March 15, 2009.“Marshes: The Disappearing Edens.”  Forty archival pigment inkjet prints, accompanied by quotes from the new book.

The Houston Museum of Natural Science

            February 15 − May 11, 2008.  “Marshes: The Disappearing Edens.”  Forty archival pigment inkjet prints, accompanied by quotes from the new book.

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute     Jamestown, New York

            November 1, 2007 − February 1, 2008.  “Rare & Elusive Birds of North America.”  Twenty Cibachrome, archival pigment, and ‘Type C’ color prints, accompanied by brief quotes from the (eponymous) book.  

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

June 30, 2007 − December 30, 2007.  “Marshes: The Disappearing Edens.”  Forty archival pigment inkjet prints, accompanied by quotes from the new book.

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History

            March 10  June 16, 2007.  “Marshes: The Disappearing Edens.”  Forty archival pigment inkjet prints, accompanied by quotes from the new book.

The Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Museum

            September 30 − December 31, 2006.  “Marshes: The Disappearing Edens.”  Forty archival pigment inkjet prints, accompanied by quotes from the new book.

The Connecticut River Museum     Essex, Connecticut

            January 29 – May 1, 2005.   “Marshes: The Disappearing Edens.”  Forty archival pigment inkjet prints, accompanied by quotes from the forthcoming (eponymous) book.

The Connecticut River Museum     Essex, Connecticut

March 7 – August 1, 2002.   “Rare & Elusive Birds of North America.”  Twenty Cibachrome and ‘Type C’ color prints, accompanied by brief quotes from the (eponymous) book.

The Arts and Science Center      Statesville, North Carolina

            July 12 – August 23, 1998.  “Shadowbirds.”  Thirty-three Cibachrome and dye transfer prints, accompanied by brief quotes from the (eponymous) book. 

The Putnam Museum        Davenport, Iowa

            May 9 – July 5, 1998.  “Shadowbirds.” 

Dickson Mounds Museum      Lewiston, Illinois

            January 1 – April 1, 1998.  “Shadowbirds.” 

Centennial Museum     El Paso, Texas

            January 1 – March 30, 1998.  “Shadowbirds.” 

Medicine Hat Museum & Art Gallery     Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada

            July 26 – August 24, 1997.  “Shadowbirds.” 

Springfield Science Museum     Springfield, Massachusetts

            March 15 – June 15, 1997.  “Shadowbirds.” 

R. S. Barnwell Memorial Garden and Art Center     Shreveport, Louisiana

            January 27 – February 27, 1997.  “Shadowbirds.” 

Rochester Museum and Science Center     Rochester, New York

            December 19, 1996 - April 27, 1997.  “Shadowbirds.”

Schiele Museum of Natural History     Gastonia, North Carolina

            October 1 – December 1, 1996.  “Shadowbirds.” 

Alberta Science Center     Calgary, Alberta, Canada

            September 15 – December 30, 1996.  “Shadowbirds.” 

The New Brunswick Museum     Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

            Mid-June – Mid-August, 1996.  “Shadowbirds.” 

Dayton Museum of Natural History     Dayton, Ohio

            Early June – Mid-August, 1996.  “Shadowbirds.” 

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art     Salisbury, Maryland

            April 19 – June 10, 1996.  “Shadowbirds.” 

The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas     Pine Bluff, Arkansas

            April 15 - May 30, 1996. “Shadowbirds

Buffalo Museum of Science     Buffalo, New York

            March 12 - June 2, 1996.  “Shadowbirds

Berkshire Museum     Pittsfield, Massachusetts

            December 9, 1995 - March 3, 1996. “Shadowbirds

Nature Center for Environmental Activities     Westport, Connecticut

            Early September - Early October 1995. “Shadowbirds

Environmental Education Center of Somerset County     Basking Ridge, New Jersey

            Early July - August 31, 1995. “Shadowbirds

Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium     St. Johnsbury, Vermont

            August 10 - November 10, 1995. “Shadowbirds

Stamford Museum     Stamford, Connecticut

            August 6 – September 4, 1995.  “Shadowbirds.” 

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County     Los Angeles, California

            May 6 - August 6, 1995. “Shadowbirds

Liberty Science Center     Jersey City, New Jersey

            February 2 - May 9, 1995. “Shadowbirds

Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University     Cambridge, Massachusetts

            October 20, 1994 - March 31, 1995. “Shadowbirds

Birdcraft Museum (Connecticut Audubon Society)     Fairfield, Connecticut

            October 9 - December 31, 1994. “Shadowbirds

The North Museum of Natural History & Science     Lancaster, Pennsylvania

            April 4 - June 5, 1994. “Shadowbirds

The Connecticut River Museum     Essex, Connecticut

            September 30 - November 30, 1993. “Shadowbirds

Lyme Academy Gallery     Old Lyme, Connecticut

            September 28 - November 10, 1989.  “The Rare & Elusive.”  Roger Tory Peterson, guest speaker.  Fifty-eight black-and-white, Cibachrome, and dye transfer prints.

 


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