Beneath a Wild Sky / Stories of America's Lost Birds / February 7 through May 3, 2020 Santa barbara museum of natural history
An exhibit about the diversity and abundance of wildlife in North America in the early 19th century as witnessed by artists and ornithologists, paired with their own prophetic warnings about wilderness loss during their time. Images of now-extinct birds illustrated by Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon will be on display. February 7 through May 3, 2020.
John and Peggy Maximus Gallery
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
2088 Larpenteur Ave W
St Paul, MN 55113
See Audubon’s Birds of America come to life in this multimedia exhibition! Walk into the immersive video room “The Audubon Experience” and find yourself surrounded by a virtual swamp and forest where 20 of Audubon’s birds are brought to life through motion and sound.
“The Audubon Experience is unique,” says Don Luce, Bell curator of exhibits. “It’s a walk-in, immersive experience using Audubon’s art animated in an environmental setting.”
The exhibition will also include selections from the Bell’s rare double elephant folio of Birds of America, one of fewer than 120 in the world. See these original, recently conserved prints from our collection, as well as interpretive panels and materials from our Audubon and the Art of Birds exhibit.