Field Notes – Walter Matia


June 19, 2021 10:00 am January 8, 2022 4:00 pm

The National Sporting Library & Museum is excited to announce an indoor/outdoor bronze sculpture exhibition, Field Notes | Walter Matia, by contemporary artist Walter Matia. His study of biology, early work as a taxidermist, successful career as a conservationist, and life-long drive to observe nature as a hunter-naturalist, inform his sculptures of wild and domesticated animals and bring them to life.

Seven large-scale works of wild turkeys, a pointer, a Peregrine Falcon, Mourning Doves, Blue-winged Teal Ducks, Whooping Cranes, and a Great Blue Heron greet visitors throughout the NSLM’s grounds. Two interior galleries feature sculptures, bas reliefs, and a fire screen depicting a variety of sporting dogs and hounds, bison, and wild- and waterfowl. Several of the works in the exhibition serve as a reminder of threatened species in need of protection.

Field Notes | Walter Matia is generously underwritten by Susan and John Mullin. Opening to the public on June 18, 2021, the exhibition will be on display throughout the summer and fall, closing on January 9, 2022. The campus is free and open to the public. Museum tickets are available for purchase on Fridays and Saturdays. As always, members enjoy free admission. Masks are required indoors at all times. Look for expanded visitation throughout the summer months at


Free for Members/ $10 Public

Event Location
National Sporting Library & Museum
102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, Virginia
Presented by:
National Sporting Library & Museum and generously underwritten by Susan and John Mullin
Call for more info
(540) 687-6542