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First and foremost, Roger Tory Peterson was an artist. His artwork is on rotating display throughout the museum. With 1,500 original artworks in our Peterson Collection, we curate new exhibitions of his work throughout the year so there is always something new and inspiring to see – from his earliest field guide drawings, to his iconic Mill Pond Press paintings, to the original works he completed during his time as the first Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Fallingwater in the 1960’s.

Each year, we host exhibitions featuring the work of other prominent nature artists, too – those who are well-established masters, like Peterson, and those who are starting to make their mark in the evolving world of nature art. Recent exhibitions at the Institute include Wildlife in Art, by Guy Coheleach and The Man and the Illustrator, by Ned Smith. We’ve also sponsored exhibitions by some of RTPI’s very own. The Extinct Bird Project, by board member Alberto Rey and Biology without Borders by Senior Director of Science and Conservation, Twan Leenders. View the complete list of past exhibitions here.