Audubon exhibition subject of gallery talk Oct. 21 at Jule Collins Smith Museum at Auburn University

AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will host a free 30-minute gallery talk on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at noon on the museum’s exhibition of prints in the Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Galleries. This permanent collection includes almost 100 prints from the first edition of John James Audubon’s monumental “Birds of America, ” a set of four large folios published between 1827 and 1838.

Auburn senior history student Katie Hanson, whose studies concentrate on art history and visual culture, will give the talk. Hanson is serving an academic internship at the museum, and has curated its Audubon exhibition around a central theme of taxonomy and nomenclature. She has also written and recorded an audio tour providing museum guests with the calls of the birds represented in the Audubon prints on display.

Contact: Colleen Bourdeau, (334) 844-7075 (, or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (