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John James Audubon, White Heron, from The Birds of America, 1827–1838, hand-colored engraving with aquatint and etching on paper, sheet: approx. 25 × 38 inches. Collection of Bill Steiner.

Audubon’s Legacy: Artist, Scientist, Writer, and Conservationist

Date:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Naturalist and painter John James Audubon (1785-1851) is perhaps best known for Birds of America, his seminal work featuring 435 hand-colored, life-sized prints surveying the wide variety of birds in what was then the American wilderness. Posed in life-like postures with accurate settings, the volume remains an inspiration for artists in a variety of media today. Join author and collector Bill Steiner for a look at Audubon, his contributions to art and science, and his later work The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Steiner is joined by Cindy Buckner, associate curator, for a preview of A Telling Instinct: Audubon and Contemporary Art, the Museum’s upcoming exhibition examining Audubon’s anthropomorphic and storytelling approach, and its resonance with contemporary artists.

Presented in conjunction with A Telling Instinct, in partnership with the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society.

Up for Discussion

Hear from and interact with artists, experts, filmmakers, performing artists, poets, writers, and other special guests.

Contact:
Asheville Art Museum
Contact:
Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society
Venue:
Reuter Center
Address:
1 University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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