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-Daring Pursuits
-Garden of Earthly Delights
-Bishop & the Apothecary
-Images from the Sea Shore
-People of the Sky: Bird Spirits in American Indian
-Beauty & Science; the orchid evolves
-The Bird Man: John Gould and his Illustrators
-The Whole Flock: Audubon's Songbirds
-The Whole Flock: Audubon's Waterbirds
-Deep: Sea monsters and early depositions of deeps

  The Illustrated Bird
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September 12, 2008—January 4, 2009

   Mark Catesby 
  The Large Lark, c. 1731

Birds, with their vivacious colorful nature and amazing variety, have always been a subject of fascination by amateur naturalists, but it wasn’t until the early 19th century that Ornithology, or the study of birds, emerged as a science. Along with the growth of scientific data, the art of portraying birds evolved.

The Illustrated Bird surveys three centuries of bird illustration and includes works by celebrated artists such as Edward Lear, John Gould, and John James Audubon.
























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