Artful Birding
A Selsor Gallery Special Exhibition
Opens in July 2018

For this special exhibition, we’re presenting the very best artistic interpretations of birds from within our collections. Two- and three-dimensional artworks and artifacts featuring feathered creatures in all manner of diverse media from the museum’s stored treasures and recent acquisitions will be included in this show. Highlights will include five Audubon lithographs from our Selsor Art Gallery holdings teamed with six ornithologically ornate Mende Female Dance Helmet Masks from our Imperato West African Collections, an unusual Egyptian Applique textile Osa Johnson brought home from her Cape to Cairo expedition, bird photography examples Martin Johnson captured in the field, and a stunning figural bird finial from the recent and extensive donation of New Guinea artifacts from Colonel Richard Curl that is set to star as a focal, permanent exhibition anchor in the proposed depot renovation Phase I planned for completion in 2019.

Here are a few peeks at pieces or details of pieces to be featured in this exhibition: