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John James Audubon and the Art of Ornithology
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Standing room only.
Art & Science Series
Featured Speaker: Julie Dunn-Morton, Ph.D., Curator of Fine Art Collections, St. Louis Mercantile Library and Coordinator of Exhibits and Collections, University of Missouri – St. Louis
John James Audubon’s Birds of America is a perfect blending of fine art and science. After spending years in the American wilderness painting every species he could find, Audubon took his paintings to Edinburgh in 1826 – when the city was at the height of the Scottish Enlightenment – and partnered with a leading printer of scientific texts to produce the 435 monumental plates. This presentation will explore the artist’s fascination with the natural world as well as the significance of William H. Lizars, the printer, and the impact of the Enlightenment’s emphasis on observations of the natural world on the success of this artistic and scientific masterpiece.
Presented in conjunction with the Craft Alliance in Grand Center’s Exhibition – Ann Coddington Rast: flock. For more on flock, visit http://www.craftalliance.org/exhibitions/currentgc.htm
Craft Alliance at Grand Center
501 North Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103
Directions and Parking at http://www.craftalliance.org/contact.htm
FREE and OPEN to ALL.
Seating is limited. Registration required. To register, CLICK HERE or call 314-533-8586.
Photos courtesy of the St. Louis Mercantile Library.