Faces from the Past

Starting Saturday, August 1, 2015

18th through 20th century portraits in a variety of mediums from the MOAS collection. 

Portrait of Caroline Heam Cowl, Alphonse Jongers, circa 1905 

  

 

 

 

 

 John James Audubon - Prints from his Birds of America

 Through Fall 2015

John James Audubon was a French-American ornithologist noted for his bird drawings and paintings. After being educated in France, he came to "Mill Grove," the Audubon estate outside Philadelphia where he first experimented with bird-banding and migration. Eventually he devoted his life to painting birds and other animals. Audubon earned a living painting portraits and for a time, taught drawing in New Orleans. He took his bird paintings to a publisher in Edinburgh, Scotland, and they were printed in Birds of America between 1827 and 1838, with the text, Ornithological Biography, appearing in five volumes between 1831 and 1839. William MacGillivray, a Scottish naturalist, collaborated with Audubon on the text and supplied most of the scientific data. Audubon had completed more than 400 paintings by 1838. Because he was one of the first U.S. naturalists, the Audubon societies of today were named for him.

 Fish Hawk or Osprey, Falco Haliaetus, John James Audubon, (Havell), 1830 

 

 

Contemporary Paintings from the MOAS Collection

Through Fall 2015

Exciting examples from the MOAS Art in Public Places program.

  

 

 

Exhibits and Dates Subject to Change