Wild & Beautiful Creatures: The Life & Work of J.J. Audubon
Wild and Beautiful Creatures: The Life and Work of J.J. Audubon is a celebration of the art, science and legacy of John James Audubon, one of America’s greatest naturalists. The exhibitions and associated programming will be presented by the Sharon Historical Society & Museum, Tremaine Gallery of the Hotchkiss School, and Sharon Audubon. The Tremaine Art Gallery exhibit, Wild and Beautiful Creatures, is on view August 30 - October 13, and includes original Havell prints, oil paintings, and a rare copper plate used in the printing. The exhibit runs concurrently with The Life and Work of J.J. Audubon on view at the Sharon Historical Society & Museum September 14 - December 13. This exhibit looks at Audubon’s fascinating professional and family life, the evolution of his publications, his innovative working methods, his complex relationship with the conservation of American species and their environment, and his heritage in the founding and work of the National Audubon Society. Among the objects on display will be one of Audubon’s rare portrait drawings, his favorite snuff box, and a beautiful passenger pigeon specimen. The historical exhibition will be complemented by an exhibit of works by local artist Allen Blagden, one of today’s foremost wildlife watercolorists. A series of lectures and events at Hotchkiss, Sharon Historical Society, and Sharon Audubon will illuminate Audubon’s art, his place in history, and his legacy. For comprehensive information about events please www.sharonhist.org/audubon or email, email@example.com.