“Exploring the West with John James Audubon: The Last Expedition”
In a slide lecture noted historian Robert McCracken Peck will use images of Audubon’s western paintings and the surviving specimens and artifacts gathered during his nine-month expedition to describe this last great adventure and put its accomplishments in context.
A Fellow of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (to which Audubon was elected a corresponding member in 1831), Peck is the author of the B.B.C. book Land of the Eagle: A Natural History of North America and co-author of A Glorious Enterprise: The Academy of Natural Sciences and the Making of American Science. He is consulting curator for “In Pursuit of Beauty: John James Audubon and the Golden Age of Bird Illustration,” on view in the Kohl Gallery until November 30.
This lecture is sponsored by the Kohl Gallery at Washington College. For more information please contact Patrice DiQuinzio (410-778-7206, firstname.lastname@example.org)