Behringer Crawford Museum Presents Kentucky, Naturally features Audubon artwork
In conjunction with the opening of its new NaturePlay@BCM playscape, Behringer-Crawford Museum is celebrating the outdoor world indoors with a new exhibit, "Kentucky, Naturally."
The exhibit includes a collection of illustrations of birds and animals by the renowned American ornithologist, naturalist and painter John James Audubon, on loan from the John James Audubon Museum in Henderson, KY.
Audubon, who was born in Haiti and raised in France, moved to the United States in 1803, when he began studying and drawing birds. He moved to Louisville in 1807 and later worked as a naturalist and taxidermist in Dr. Daniel Drake's Western Museum of Cincinnati. Throughout his life, Audubon sketched and painted the natural world, attempting to identify and document every species of birds. His major work, a color-plate book titled The Birds of America, is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever created.
Also on display are tools, fossils and other memorabilia similar to those used by another of Kentucky's early naturalists, Constantine Rafinesque, who was an acquaintance and contemporary of Audubon.
The "Kentucky, Naturally" exhibit continues through August 31. It is included with BCM admission and is open during museum hours, which are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Location: 1600 Montague Road-Devou Park, Covington, KY 41011. Free parking.
For more information call 859-491-4003 or visit bcmuseum.org