The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
909 S Schumaker Dr
Salisbury, MD 21804
Phone: (410) 742-4988
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The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art is nestled next to Schumaker Pond in Salisbury, Maryland. Surrounded by wildlife in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway, the Museum features the world's largest and finest public collection of decorative and antique decoys. The Museum was named in honor of Stephen and Lemuel Ward, whose vision and artistry in carving decoys pioneered the transition of the decoy from a working tool to an expressive wildfowl sculpture.
 
The Ward Museum is a cherished part of its local community on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and far beyond. Maintaining an international reputation for excellence through artworks that allow visitors a glimpse of the beauty of wildfowl from around the world has made the Ward Museum a prominent Maryland institution.
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July 20 `19
July Pop-Up Art at the Ward Museum
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Stop by the Ward Museum on Saturday, July 20 with the whole family for this artist led activity. A local guest artist will lead a cultural art project and teach their craft. The artist will have a pop-up exhibit at the Ward Museum as well. This program is supported by the Susan K. Black Foundation. 
August 9 `19
Art in Nature Photo Festival
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Enter and view photographs in the 5th Annual Art in Nature Photo Festival.  The competition is part of weekend activities held at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University.  Experience lectures, seminars, workshops, and more!
 
 
August 9 `19
The Everyday Life of Andy Warhol
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Experience the human animal through the eyes of Andy Warhol, right here in Salisbury. Join the Ward Museum for this special photography pop up exhibit.
 
Opening reception will be Friday, August 9th at 6pm. The opening reception will feature a special keynote presentation by Elizabeth Kauffman, Director of Salisbury University Galleries and Associate Professor of Art. Reception and presentation is free and open to the public. Wristband access is required on Saturday and Sunday.
October 12 `19
Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
The annual Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo is a day full of festivities.   Buy, Sell & Trade Waterfowling Collectibles.  Free appraisals of decoys and food vendors onsite.  Lamay Gallery Opening Reception featuring Chincoteague Decoys and Tides and Times. Dedication of the "Sam Dyke Gateway to Outdoor Discovery".   The Chesapeake Challenge and ‘Old’ Decoy Competitions are held along with carving demonstrations, and children programs. Admission to the museum and event is free.
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