August 3 – November 25, 2018
About the Exhibition
In 1826 when John James Audubon turned 41, his wife encouraged him to travel to England to find innovative ways to reproduce over 300 watercolor bird studies into one of the most important projects in art history. The iconic images of this painter, printmaker, publisher and naturalist remain relevant for the artists and art lovers of today. The Biggs Museum is proud to display over 50 original Audubon prints made for his two best-known publications, the monumental Birds of America and the ambitious Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Rarely seen hand-painted etchings from the collections of Winterthur Museum and Library and lithographs from the Huntsville Museum of Art will illuminate Audubon’s ideas about scientific examination, depicting birds and animals within the emerging United States and their relationship to the vast wildernesses of early America. Modern opinions of Audubon’s legacy will also be explored with displays of artworks by living artists influenced by this paragon of 19th century naturalist art.
A Night with the Birds: Exhibition Opening Party
Friday, August 3, 2018 | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25/$20 for Members
Celebrate this extra special exhibition with an extra special opening party. Enjoy a lovely evening out with wonderful company, a full, hosted bar and cocktail party Space is limited. Please purchase tickets here or call 302-674-2111.
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General Admission: $10.00
Seniors (60+): $8.00
Children 12 & under, and students with ID: Free
Active military & family with ID: Free
Companions or care persons of people with disabilities are free
Tour rates and facilities rentals are available; please contact the museum for details.