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Special Events

 

Gallery Conversation

Did Audubon Get it Wrong?

Thursday, May 1, 5:30 p.m., West Gallery
with Robert Zink, curator of Birds and Breckenridge Chair in Ornithology
 
Audubon showed birds in greater detail and greater action then anyone before him. He got a lot of this right...but he wasn’t perfect. Today, with the help of telephoto lens, high-speed video and the accumulation of 175 years of ornithological knowledge, we will take a critical look back at Audubon’s work. Join the Bell Museum’s curator of birds, Bob Zink as he picks apart Audubon’s images in Audubon and the Art of Birds. Expect some ruffled feathers!