Join us in our featured exhibit, In the Audubon Tradition for “Art, Nature and You!,” the latest in our series of Gallery Talks with Miami University. These informal talks will take place on October 19 from noon to 2 p.m. and will cover a variety of topics from nineteenth century art history, to the environmental issues of today. Speakers will be stationed throughout the exhibition to share more about their topics (see below) and to answer questions.

Featured speakers and topics include:
Bob Wicks

Becoming Audubon: The Accidental Naturalist as Path-Breaking Artist
Nineteenth century naturalists were armed with a keen eye and a rifle. Explore the world of Alexander Wilson (1766-1813) and John James Audubon (1785-1851) and how they changed natural history illustration forever.

Steve Sullivan

Environmental Ethics: Your Connection to the Birds
Birds have long been a favorite subject of artists and the general public but are facing a major biodiversity crisis. Explore the physical and emotional connections we all have with birds and practical things we can do to share the Earth with all species.

Amy Sullivan

Art and Biodiversity Conservation
Art is an important mode for communicating ideas and emotions across many aspects of our lives. Explore how art can influence our perceptions of natural history, create connections between species, and further conservation goals.