Taking Flight: Audubon and the World of Birds

Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm Sat, Jan 21 - Sun, Jun 17, 2012

Venue: Berkshire Museum

39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201



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Berkshire Museum's exhibition Taking Flight: Audubon and the World of Birds centers on John James Audubon and his passion for birds, which drove him to create The Birds of America, a revolutionary work of science and art. More than thirty original Havell prints from The Birds of America paired with bird specimens from the Museum's collection comprise the centerpiece of the exhibition. Understand the science of feathers and flight, the many different bird habitats, the awe-inspiring super-senses of birds, bird intelligence, and bird behavior in a series of galleries containing a wide array of photographs and video, art, objects, specimens, and samples of birds, eggs, and nests. Come to appreciate the diversity and wonder of birds, the resilient and beautiful creatures that have taken flight in our hearts and imaginations for millennia. Sponsored by TD Bank.

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