Charley Harper Bird Extravaganza
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AT
THE WARD MUSEUM THIS SUMMER!
* The Harper Trail is currently down due to construction. Keep an eye out for when it goes back up!
Charley Harper’s highly stylized wildlife prints, posters, and book illustrations have captivated generations of viewers. Readers and art enthusiasts may know his work from The Giant Golden Book of Biology, Ford Times, or any of the over 50 ecological and conservation posters he created for non-profit conservation groups, nature centers, zoos, U.S.. national parks and monuments, and international wildlife sanctuaries and biosphere reserves.
The Ward Museum is excited to display a large collection of Charley Harper prints as part of Charley Harper’s Bird Extravaganza! Harper’s colorful creations will fill the Museum’s halls this summer, beginning May 23. In addition to the indoor exhibit, the Extravaganza continues outside as well. Get up close and personal with nature as you search for Harper’s birds and their real-life counterparts in a bird-themed scavenger hunt, then enter to win a raffle for the chance to win a Charley Harper Postcard book. The hunt takes place on the Norman and Judy Glenn and Eugene Burkett Nature Trails alongside the Ward Museum. This whimsical exhibit is sure to be fun for children and adults alike.
Enhance your students' exploration of nature with our Discovery Backpack Program! This program makes it easy for groups to interact with nature and learn together during a self-guided or docent-led visit to the Norman & Judy Glenn Nature Trail. The backpacks, funded by the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, are filled with tools to assist students' nature study on the trail.