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Audubon, Drawn to Nature

  • Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 North Michigan Road Indianapolis, IN, 46208 United States (map)

Image: John James Audubon (American, 1785–1851), Robert Havell (English, 1793–1878) (engraver), American Flamingo, 1827–1838, hand-colored engraving, 38-1/4 × 25-5/8 in. (plate). courtesy Joel Oppenheimer, Inc.

Soar to the IMA to experience Audubon: Drawn to Nature, an exhibition featuring the lifelike drawings of John James Audubon. From stern owls to playful parakeets these beautiful drawings feature birds of North America carefully studied and documented by Audubon, a leader in ornithology and conservation.

Along with the artwork and accompanying descriptions of the bird’s habitat and characteristics, experience an immersive gallery where Audubon’s birds will come to life, giving the feeling of being outdoors in a forest. Learn about habitat conservation and test your wingspan against some of nature’s biggest birds. See one of the few remaining printing plates made for the original printing of Audubon’s The Birds of America book, lent to the IMA by the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

While visiting our campus, be sure to walk to the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park where you can see real life birds up close. 

Later Event: April 4
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