Thursday, December 5, 5:30 p.m.
West Gallery, free with museum admission
Birds are no doubt beautiful and people have been drawing them since the Stone Age. For thousands of years, they have been used in art as symbols for tribes, deities, and human emotions. But the images in Audubon and the Art of Birds were made to document the details of feathers, beaks and claws. Can images created to accurately depict a bird in nature tell us something significant about the nature of human experience? Can they meet contemporary criteria for art?
Visitors will be joined by exhibition curator Don Luce, associate professor of Art History Robert Silberman and associate professor of Art History Michael Gaudio for this gallery conversation that is sure to lead to lively discussion!