New Audubon Exhibit feat. Libraries’ “Birds of America”

Friday, Aug. 24 | 6:30—8:00 PM | Halsey Institute

Join the Friends of the Library on Friday, Aug. 24, for the opening reception of the Halsey Institute’s latest exhibition, The Image Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon.

In 2015, Italian artist Hitnes embarked on a twenty-city road trip throughout America with the goal of retracing the endeavors of Audubon in the 19th century.New Audubon Exhibit feat. Libraries’ “Birds of America”

Hitnes’ exhibition documents his journey, elaborating on what it is that drives a person to dedicate multiple decades of their life to pursuing an obsession like Audubon did.

The exhibition features a range of work informed by his own expedition, and he includes other objects and ephemera collected on his trek.

New Audubon Exhibit feat. Libraries’ “Birds of America”

And keep your eyes peeled for a special guest appearance by the Libraries’ facsimile of Birds of America generously donated by Katie Levi.

New Audubon Exhibit feat. Libraries’ “Birds of America”

The exhibition runs through September 29, 2018.

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