WILLIAM BURT

Photographer / Author: Elusive Birds • Wetlands & Wild Places

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

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. (*View Book Description).

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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Previous Exhibitions by William Burt:





Marshes: The Disappearing Edens

Marshes is a collection of photographs made in the wildest of North Americas's marshlands, over a period of 30 years. Photographs are accompanied by blocks of text selected from the book of the same title (Yale University Press, 2007).

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.”

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 has been superseded by Rare & Elusive Birds of North America

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Selected (Solo) Exhibitions


The Roger Tory Peterson Institute     Jamestown, New York

            Marsh 11 − June 5, 2016.  “Water Babies.”  Forty archival pigment inkjet prints, accompanied by brief quotes from the book.

 

The Connecticut River Museum     Essex, Connecticut

August 1 – October 12, 2015.   “Water Babies.”  Forty archival pigment inkjet prints, accompanied by brief quotes from the 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     Houston, Texas

            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 Carnegie Museum of Natural History     Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

June 23 − September 23, 2007.  “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     St. Michaels, Maryland

            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     Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

            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’ Notebaert Museum     Chicago, Illinois

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

 

Harvard Museum of Natural History (formerly “MCZ”)     Cambridge, Massachusetts

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


Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum     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.