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The launch of the John Ruthven biography

Ruthven’s story is interwoven with CMC and we are proud to share it with future generations.

John James Audubon and John Ruthven helped shape the Museum of Natural History & Science. To celebrate its 200th anniversary and honor their legacy, CMC is planning a special art exhibition in 2019-2020 and releasing Ruthven’s biography, published by Cincinnati Museum Center.

The anniversary exhibition will unite CMC’s own collection of nature art and feature works from Audubon, Ruthven and a select group of elite contemporary artists inspired by their styles and legacies, such as Robert Bateman and Guy Coheleach.

 

An exhibition opening for In the Audubon Tradition

CMC will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Museum of Natural History & Science with a special art exhibition in honor of John James Audubon.

Cincinnati’s Museum of Natural History & Science traces its roots to the Western History Society. Incorporated in 1818, it is the second oldest natural history museum in the country. From its modest beginnings, the institution evolved into the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History. In 1819, Audubon helped launch the natural history museum as its first paid employee.

Because Audubon and Ruthven helped shape the Museum of Natural History & Science, it is fitting to honor their legacy for the institution’s 200th anniversary. In the Audubon Tradition unites CMC’s own collection of nature art—including works by Audubon and Ruthven—with specimens of the wildlife they depicted.

Check back soon for more details about the evening!