John James Audubon and The Birds of America
Join RSVP for John James Audubon and The Birds of America in the Terrace Room at UWSP – Wausau Campus on Monday, March 4 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. The program is presented by Dr. Brett Barker, a professor of history at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau, where he has taught since 2002. While his research focuses on the American Civil War and the Midwestern home front, in his spare time he is an avid birdwatcher. In this presentation, Brett Barker will examine John James Audubon’s personal journey as a scientist and artist. Beyond Audubon’s fascinating life, travels, and artistic talent, the story of how he created and distributed his monumental work The Birds of America (1827-1838), is a story of risk, innovation, sacrifice, and ultimately triumph. Audubon’s work continues to inspire and intrigue bird lovers, book collectors, and artists. This session will include an exploration and analysis of some of the beautiful plates of The Birds of America.
The presentation will be in the Terrace Room, located in the main building. Please be sure to park in Marathon Park, on the street or in designated handicap parking areas. The street address if using GPS is 518 S 7th Avenue.
Register to attend by calling 715-298-5721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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