Monday, March 7, 2011

Audubon Exhibit



Last week I got a chance to visit the Museum of Florida History in downtown Tallahassee and view the John James Audubon Exhibit. Featured in the exhibit are rare Audubon works of art and artifacts, including original oil paintings, letters, photographs, personal items and more than sixty original hand-colored engravings from The Birds of America, selected from the collection and archives of the John James Audubon Museum. For the next few days I will show some pictures from my visit. The Museum of Florida History is located in the R.A. Gray Building just west of the Florida Capitol and in this picture you can see the front entrance with part of the Capitol building reflected in the lower left window.

10 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

What a beautiful piture!The Capital reflected on the window is wonderful!
I'm sure I would love to visit the Museum of History there!
Léia :)

biebkriebels said...

I love to visit museums, so I look forward to your post.

tine said...

How interesting. Jean-Jacques Audubon lived until 18 at Couëron, near the river Loire, in France. Recently I could visit "la Gerbetière", the house of his father. You are lucky having this exhibit.

Sunny said...

I look forward to seeing more.
☼ Sunny

Jack said...

I enjoy his birds series. We have two large Audubon prints -- loons and another I forget -- in our Florida house. I will be watching.

Karl said...

I love museums, I'm waiting for the next pictures :)

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Audubon was such an accomplished person and had a great impact, not just in terms of avians, but the environment. I would love to visit this exhibit! Lucky you.

Nice photo, too. Great reflection shot!

Ms. Moon said...

I have got to get to that exhibit.

Small City Scenes said...

I like museums and Audubon also. Awaiting your pics. MB

Pam said...

Bird lover that you are.. you must have been in heaven, Lois.

Hugs,
Pam