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Drawn to Life: Audubon’s Legacy

iCal Import
March 28 - July 25, 2015
712 Green Avenue Orange, TX 77630


John James Audubon (1785-1851), artist, Robert Havell, Jr. (1793-1878), engraver, Passenger Pigeon, Plate LXII, 1829, etching and aquatint on paper, hand-colored, in The Birds of America, Volume III, Double elephant folio: 38.25 × 25.5 inches, Stark Museum of Art, Orange, Texas. 11.1.2.C. Photograph by Will France.

The Stark Museum of Art displayed the exhibition Drawn to Life:  Audubon’s Legacy March 28, 2015 through July 25, 2015.

This exhibition explored how John James Audubon changed the way we see nature.  Drawn to Life revealed how the artist accomplished monumental projects in portraying North America’s birds and animals in lifelike poses and in their natural habitats. The exhibition featured the Stark Museum of Art’s extensive collection of Audubon’s art including pastels, engravings, lithographs, printed books, and manuscripts. The artistic portrayal of the natural world is a theme that weaves through the Stark Museum of Art’s special exhibitions from late 2014 through 2015.  Western art enthusiasts found special interest in Drawn to Life:  Audubon’s Legacy.

This exhibition presented John James Audubon’s extraordinary documentation of American birds and animals, including prints derived from his last expedition to the West.


Swallow-tailed Hawk
John J. Audubon


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Gallery Conversation – May 9, 2015 – Artist and Educator: Learning with Audubon

Fun for the whole Family – June 13, 2015 – Exhibition Celebration with Live Birds of Prey & more

Gallery Conversation – June 13, 2015 – John James Audubon: Myself

Members’ Only Event – June 25, 2015 – Turning the Pages *

Gallery Conversation – July 11, 2015 – Giving Birds Back their Wings

Book Discussion – July 18, 2015 – “Lucy Audubon: A Biography”

*a portion of the exhibition will be closed to the public for this event, beginning at 3 pm