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Museum to host symposium on Audubon’s ‘Viviparous Quadrupeds,’ leading experts to speak

John James Audubon, (American, 1785–1851) - Black-Tailed Hare, Plate 63, Volume 2, 1846 - Hand-colored lithograph - On loan from The Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas

AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art will present a free public symposium featuring five nationally recognized Audubon scholars and curators on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m-2 p.m.

The symposium will explore the making and publication of the book of John James Audubon’s drawings, “The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America.” It will offer participants a richer understanding of what went into creating these beautifully detailed lithographs.

The symposium coincides with the closing of an exhibition featuring a highlight of the Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Collection, a bound set of the first edition of the book.

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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.

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