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Audubon, Then and Now

The Biggs Museum is proud to display over 50 original Audubon prints made for his two best-known publications, the monumental Birds of America and the ambitious Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Rarely seen hand-painted etchings from the collection of Winterthur Museum and Library and lithographs from the Huntsville Museum of Art illuminate Audubon's ideas about scientific examination, depicting birds and animals within the emerging United States and their relationship to the vast wilderness of early America. A contemporary perspective on Audubon's legacy is also explored with display of artworks by living artists influenced by this paragon of 19th-century naturalist art.

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