Wednesday, October 22, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 25, 2:00pm-4:00 p.m.
Art historian Jeff Jara will present a selection of Audubon bird prints from the Rare Books Room collection, published in London between 1827 and 1838. Following an illustrated lecture on Audubonâ€™s art, methods, and the cultural and historical context in which he worked, the actual prints will be displayed. These rare color plates depict almost 500 North American bird species drawn life-size, often in their natural habitats.
Jeff Jara is an adjunct professor of art history at UW-Milwaukee and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Delaware, specializing in American art and folk art.
Please call the Central Library Art Department (286-3071) to register.