Chris Murphy, son of the late artist and decoy expert Stan Murphy and a decoy carver himself, guest curated the newest exhibition of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum. The Art of The Hunt: Martha’s Vineyard Decoys opens this weekend with a reception at the museum galleries on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
The exhibition explores the work of Vineyard carvers and the use of decoys on the Island from the late 19th through mid 20th century. It features a number of objects on loan as well as the first look at several Island-made decoys that have been newly added to the Museum’s collection. There are also numerous interviews conducted with a variety of Vineyard hunters by oral history curator Linsey Lee.
Admission to the opening is free to members, and $7 for nonmembers. The exhibition will be on display through March 23, 2013.